What’s in the news this week at the Oregon Legislature? Yet another attempt to erode our constitutionally codified right to self-defense. Three gun control bills have been introduced: SB941 introduced by Senator Floyd Prozanski, (D) from Eugene; SB 525 introduced by Senator Laurie Monnes-Anderson (D) Gresham; and SB 945 introduced by Senator Steiner-Hayward (D) Portland.
SB 941 expands background checks and was passed expeditiously through the Senate Judiciary Committee on a 3-2 partisan vote. We will be debating this bill on the Senate floor on Tuesday, April 14th.
SB 525 would prohibit someone who has a restraining order (regardless of guilt or innocence) from purchasing or owning a firearm.
SB 945 would make it a crime to have an unlocked gun in your home anytime a “minor” is present. This bill also has the potential to punish a gun owner who has their weapons stolen, by an unwanted intruding minor.
I continue to oppose gun control legislation for the following reasons:
- Violates both your Oregon and Federal Constitutional rights.
- Does not guarantee any reduction of violent gun related crimes.
- Does not guarantee any reduction of gun related accidents.
- Sets us on a path of continued erosion of Second Amendment rights.
- Diminishes a person’s ability to protect themselves and their families.
- Invades your privacy and freedom.
I am now, and will continue to be a strong supporter of our Second Amendment rights and therefore, a no vote on gun control legislation. I will keep you apprised of the activity on SB 941 SB 945 and SB 525 in my future Newsletters and News Alerts.
Please reach out to the following Senators and express your opinion since we don’t know their position on these bills.
Senator Chuck Riley, 503-986-1715, Sen.ChuckRiley@state.or.us
Senator Arnie Roblan, 503-986-1705, Sen.ArnieRoblan@state.or.us
Senator Chris Edwards, 503-986-1707, Sen.ArnieRoblan@state.or.us
Senator Lee Beyer, 503-986-1706, Sen.LeeBeyer@state.or.us
Senator Alan Bates, 503-986-1703, Sen.AlanBates@state.or.us
Senator Mark Haas, 503-986-1714, Sen.MarkHass@state.or.us
Senator Floyd Prozanski, 503-986-1704, Sen.FloydProzanski@state.or.us
Senator Michael Dembrow, 503-986-1723, Sen.MichaelDembrow@state.or.us
Senator Laurie Anderson,503-986-1725, Sen.LaurieMonnesAnderson@state.or.us
Senator Rod Monroe, 503-986-1724, Sen.RodMonroe@state.or.us
Senator Hayward, 503-986-1717, Sen.ElizabethSteinerHayward@state.or.us
Senator Diane Rosenbaum, 503-986-1721, Sen.DianeRosenbaum@state.or.us
Senator Ginny Burdick, 503-986-1718, Sen.GinnyBurdick@state.or.us
Senator Sara Gelser, 503-986-1708, Sen.SaraGelser@state.or.us
Senator Richard Devlin, 503-986-1719, Sen.RichardDevlin@state.or.us
Senator Chip Shields, 503-986-1722, Sen.ChipShields@state.or.us
Senate President, Senator Peter Courtney, 503-986-1600,
Senator Alan Olsen
Senate District 20
email: Sen.AlanOlsen@state.or.us I phone: 503-986-1720
address: 900 Court St NE, S-425, Salem, OR, 97301