HB2510 Update - 2nd reading in House completed.
- UPDATE: 4/19/21: HB2510 is held over to next monday 4/28/21 session
- UPDATE: 4/13/21: HB2510 have been held over to 4/19/21 for action on the floor.
- UPDATE: 4/5/21: second reading completed. 3rd reading is scheduled for 4/6/21
- Update 3/19/21: A work session has been scheduled for 3/30/21 at 3:15pm. See this link for the agenda. Considering the number of bills in the work session, it appears to be a session to vote on the bills. There is one amendment proposed. HB2510 Requires owner or possessor of firearm to secure firearm with trigger or cable lock, in locked container or in gun room except in specified circumstances. Unfortunately, it is impossible comply with this poorly written legislation and provide for home defense. Example, window or door is left unlocked to the house, one is in violation.
- Your Action is needed!
- Contact your Senators and Representatives to let them know that this legislation needs to stop,
- LEARN: Review the materials OSSA has posted on this page
- DECIDE: Conclude what this means for you, your family, and your grandchildren.
- You are one of their voters!
- This is bad legislation it makes felons of their most lawful citizens.
- Show your legislators that you are the responsible citizens they represent.
- Be Polite - but Firm!
HB 2510 HB2510 Text
- Requires owner or possessor of firearm to secure firearm with trigger or cable lock, in locked container or in gun room except in specified circumstances.
OSSA HB25120 Analysis
HB2510 Analysis and Comments:
- The Oregon State Shooting Association supports and is active today in safety training, shooting sports program development of our diverse citizens within Oregon to exercise their responsible use of firearms.
- HB2510’s intent is to control unauthorized access of firearms by minors and unauthorized persons through defined and practiced control of the firearms. Persons who do not control firearms are subject to Class C violations and if the firearms are involved in harm of others or property, within 2 years of the lack of control event, are liable for damages.
- HB2510 requires firearms to be cable locked, stored in a locked container, or in a gun room when the person is not in control of the firearm.
- HB2510 effectively makes the storage of firearms without locking devices, locking containers, or in a gun room, including those for personal defense, unlawful if friends or minors enter the home.
- The Right to Keep and Bear Arms question arises in the time delay in opening such locks in the event of a home/personal defense situation. This as been challenged and found to be unconstitutional in our federal courts.
- Firearms owners who wish to store their firearms in their home for personal or home defense would have to acquire devices for locking that meet HB2510 requirements, their requirements for timely deployment, and their ability to afford the costs. Quick open containers are available in today’s market, at a cost.
- SECTION 2.(3)(b) requires that if the cable locks, containers, or gun room solutions are not deployed that doors and windows of the building must be locked. This is to restrict unauthorized access to firearms by minors and any other unauthorized persons (friends, family, visitors, …) that happen to visit the home.
- if a firearm is stolen from an individual and used in a criminal act, the original owner is held liable. This is misplaced accountability and responsibility and needs to be removed from the bill.
- Minors are restricted within HB2510. For a minor to possess or transport a firearm, without an accountable adult present, they must be the owner of the firearm. This excludes handguns since minors cannot own handguns by federal law. As a result, minors who are competitive shooters who wish to independently travel to ranges for training or competitions must officially own their firearms.
- UPDATE 3/11/21: The Public hearing has been held. An amendment has been proposed to replace the bill with a bill for training in the schools. This has yet to be discussed by committee.
- UPDATE 3/4/21: HB2510 has been schedule for Public Hearing. HB2510 Requires owner or possessor of firearm to secure firearm with trigger or cable lock, in locked container or in gun room except in specified circumstances. Unfortunately it is impossible comply with this poorly written legislation and provide for home defense. Example, window or door is left unlocked to the house, one is in violation. Also, the definition of gun room needs to be reworked as it excludes ones ability to use a room in most houses.
- Get involved .... submit your testimony.... contact your state representative and senator
- Submit your testimony with this link.
- Register to testify remotely with this link, or call 833-588-4500
- See the committee agenda and details on testifying at this link.
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