Tag Archives: Gun Control/Laws/Regulation

‘Kids are dying’ — bill requiring gun locks has a chance, lawmakers say

Bills in the Legislature this session would require Oregonians to lock up their guns when not in use and allow cities, counties and schools to restrict where people can take their guns. Lawmakers and advocates have tried at least three times to enact what is the most contentious of three gun control proposals now before […]
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Oregon Legislature’s major gun control bill has first public hearing

Activists on all sides of the gun control debate testified Friday at the first public hearing on a bill that would create a series of gun storage requirements and hold gun owners liable if their gun is not properly stored, then stolen and used in a crime. Proponents of House Bill 4005 said it would help lower the […]
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Second Amendment sanctuary petitions circulate in Umatilla County

As the Oregon Legislature begins this week in Salem with potential to enact stronger gun control laws, voters may again get the choice to reinforce Second Amendment protections throughout Umatilla County in May. Source: Second Amendment sanctuary petitions circulate in Umatilla County

9 Oregon bills to keep an eye on this session that are not about carbon emissions

Lawmakers have already introduced about 250 pieces of legislation not related to carbon that could receive attention during the 35-day session. The 2020 Oregon legislative session is set to begin Feb. 3, and a controversial greenhouse gas emissions cap-and-trade bill remains the top policy issue lawmakers will consider. Source: 9 Oregon bills to keep an eye […]
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Oregon joins lawsuit over 3D-printed gun regulations

Attorneys general in 20 states and the District of Columbia filed a lawsuit Thursday challenging a federal regulation that could allow blueprints for making guns on 3D printers to be posted on the internet. State Library Ed. Note:  Free access to story via Associated Press, HERE Source: Oregon joins lawsuit over 3D-printed gun regulations

2020 Oregon Legislative Session: Another Walkout Always Looming

Democratic lawmakers are bringing a hefty policy agenda into the legislative short session that starts in February, including an ambitious climate change policy, stricter gun laws, preparing the state for an earthquake, changing the way wildfires are fought and funneling millions toward the state’s housing crisis. But first, they must convince Republicans to stay in […]
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Oregon lawmakers unholster new gun-safety proposal

Oregon’s gun owners will face penalties for not securing their firearms when not in use under a proposal that’s likely be introduced in the upcoming legislative session. Source: Pamplin Media Group – Oregon lawmakers unholster new gun-safety proposal

Stalkers won’t be allowed to get a gun

Q: I’m always worried when lawmakers try to tackle gun legislation. I remember reading somewhere about a new law that will make it harder for someone to get a gun if they’ve been convicted of domestic abuse. Can you fill me in on any new laws? I’m hoping they don’t affect me. A: If you […]
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Changes to laws coming in 2020

2020 will see substantial revisions to Oregon laws. Here are just some of the changes brought by recent legislation and cases that local courts will grapple with in the coming year. HB 2005 sets up a system of paid family leave. Leave is available starting in 2022. Source: Changes to laws coming in 2020

Three Petitions Filed With the State’s Elections Division Seek To Increase Restrictions on Semiautomatic Weapons

Three Portland-area clerics have filed gun-control petitions with Oregon’s Elections Division and are seeking signatures to place measures onto November 2020 ballots. Backers of the three petitions will ultimately have to gather at least 112,000 signatures this spring to advance the measure to the November ballot. Source: Three Petitions Filed With the State’s Elections Division Seek […]
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