Your ACTION is needed now. Please take the time to call and email the Senate Judiciary Committee and respectfully URGE them to OPPOSE these bills.
Friday, April 5 at 8:30am, a multitude of anti-gun bills will be heard in the Oregon state Senate Judiciary Committee. These bills attempt to create a “solution” to a non-existent problem and instead create a new class of criminals amongst otherwise law-abiding citizens. I urge you to OPPOSE the following Bills:
Senate Bill 347 – Makes it a Class C Felony for a concealed handgun license (CHL) holder to carry a firearm onto school grounds unless the school district or other entity controlling the school grounds has an adopted written policy authorizing an exemption for CHL holders.
Senate Bill 699 – Bans concealed handgun license (CHL) holders from carrying in the state Capitol unless they receive written permission from the Legislative Administrator.
Senate Bill 700 – Criminalizes private transfers of firearms with others, excluding immediate family. Such background checks would either have to be conducted directly through the Department of State Police or through a licensed gun dealer, who may charge an unspecified fee. What’s more, the Department of State Police would be required to maintain the background information they obtain for a period of five years! Such “universal background checks” are enforced by gun registration that enables future gun confiscation.
Senate Bill 796 – Requires that an individual applying for a Concealed Handgun License must first “pass” a comprehensive firing range test.
Various amendments have been proposed for all four Senate bills but do little to compound the attack on law-abiding gun owners.
Senate Judiciary Committee:
Senator Floyd Prozanski (D-4), Chairman
Senator Betsy Close (R-8), Vice-Chairman
Senator Jeff Kruse (R-1)
Senator Arnie Roblan (D-5)
Senator Jackie Dingfelder (D-23)