Tag Archives: Gun Control/Laws/Regulation

Opinion: Young people told us they want to feel safe at school. We listened.

On Feb. 14, 2018, as new state legislators, we turned on the televisions in our Capitol offices and watched terrorized students fleeing Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Fla. During the next several weeks, more than 300 students from our district rallied at the Oregon Capitol as part of a national movement to press […]
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Refusing to back down

Despite angry emails and threats, student activists and two state lawmakers from Lake Oswego say they’ll proceed with comprehensive gun-reform bill. When state Sen. Rob Wagner and state Rep. Andrea Salinas proposed Senate Bill 501, they expected some resistance. But they did not expect death threats. Source: Pamplin Media Group – Refusing to back down

Gun permit bill raises local objections

Gun permit bill raises local objections. Jesse Bonifer of Athena is a staunch defender of gun rights and was one of the chief petitioners of the Second Amendment Preservation Ordinance, which Umatilla County voters passed overwhelmingly. He is no fan of the proposal in the state Senate to require Oregonians to have a permit before […]
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Gun laws, statewide rent caps, & more: KATU’s 2019 Oregon Legislature preview 

KATU’s Steve Dunn talks with key leaders from the Oregon Legislature, from both chambers and from both sides of the aisle, about the big issues they’re tackling in the 2019 Legislative session. The session officially begins Tuesday Jan. 22nd. Source: Gun laws, statewide rent caps, & more: KATU’s 2019 Oregon Legislature preview | KATU

Group to try again for Oregon gun-control measures

An Oregon campaign is planning on introducing two measures to strengthen state gun control laws. The Lift Every Voice Oregon group is spearheaded by Portland-area clergy. They want to ban state sales of assault weapons and magazines that hold more than 10 rounds. Source: Group to try again for Oregon gun-control measures | KATU

Locked And Unloaded: Safe Gun Storage Laws Could Come To Oregon

Oregon, like many states, doesn’t require gun owners to lock up their weapons when not in use. But that could change during the upcoming legislative session. Source: Locked And Unloaded: Safe Gun Storage Laws Could Come To Oregon . News | OPB

Gun control debate brewing at Capitol

Some newly elected Democratic leaders in Salem hope to change the debate on gun control, and have proposed a sweeping bill that would put limits on who can own guns and how many guns they can buy every month. “We are not going to shy away from difficult discussions,” said Andrea Salinas, D-Lake Oswego. “I […]
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Background checks, limited ammunition and permits set state gun laws apart

A bill that would increase firearm regulations in Oregon is a reminder that states have vastly different gun laws. In Idaho, for example, you can purchase a gun from a private owner without going through a background check. In Oregon, background checks are required for all sales. Source: Background checks, limited ammunition and permits set state gun […]
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Stricter Gun Storage, “Do Not Sell” Lists, and Other Firearm Bills Oregon Lawmakers Will Consider This Session

The Oregon Legislature will consider at least seven bills that aim to tighten gun control and increase gun safety during the 2019 legislative session, which kicks off next week. If passed, these bills would require firearms be securely stored when not in use, mandate firearm safety classes in public schools, and make people obtain a […]
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Oregon proposal would require gun owners to obtain permits

A proposal by two Oregon lawmakers to require permits for all gunowners is generating buzz online and among Republicans at the Capitol, even before it’s scheduled to be introduced at the Legislature on Monday. It’s the brainchild of student activists connected to the movement that grew out of Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Florida, […]
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