Gun Owners For Responsible Ownership

We are gun owners, sportsmen, veterans, mothers and fathers, daughters and sons who seek reasonable and responsible solutions to preventing gun violence.

We envision an America where all are safe from gun violence, and where responsible gun owners take the lead to promote safe gun ownership and sensible laws and regulations.

Our commitment to change arose from the December, 2012 shooting at the Clackamas Town Center in suburban Portland, Oregon.  Two people were killed and a third wounded.  All were strangers to the shooter, but to us they were family, friends and neighbors.

We believe our Second Amendment rights come with responsibilities.  We believe in common-sense efforts to reduce gun violence and promote gun safety including:
  • Universal background checks to keep firearms out of the hands of dangerous people
  • Safe and secure storage of firearms to prevent access by children or any unauthorized person

Gun Owners For Responsible Ownership is partnering with Oregon physicians and public health professionals to seek ways to reduce gun violence and aid suicide prevention programs.  GOFRO founding board member Paul Kemp is featured on this video that was shown on the PBS Newshour.

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    Oregon Ballot Initiative

    Oregon Initiative 43

    A group of faith leaders in Oregon has filed a proposal for a ballot measure that its authors say would ban the future sale of "assault weapons" and large capacity magazines.  An owner of an existing assault weapon would be required to pass a background check and register the firearm and large capacity magazines. The exact language of the measure including the definition of assault weapons and large capacity magazines is posted on the Oregon Secretary of State's website at    

    The proposed ballot measure does not yet have an approved ballot title and has not been certified for signature gathering in order to be on the November ballot in Oregon. 

    GOFRO has received a number of inquiries asking if we have taken a position on this proposed ballot measure.  GOFRO PAC has not taken a position on the initiative at this point.  We will be carefully reviewing the initiative to try to understand exactly what it does and doesn't do and what firearms are covered.  Thank you.

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