Background Check Bill Headed to House Floor

The Oregon House Rules Committee today voted to send SB 941 to the House Floor with a "do pass" recommendation:

http://www.oregonlive.com/politics/index.ssf/2015/04/background_check_bill_for_priv.html#incart_river

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Local Newspapers Support Background Checks Legislation

The Medford Mail Tribune Editorial Board writes in support of background checks on all gun sales:

http://www.mailtribune.com/article/20150416/OPINION/150419662/101085/NEWS

 

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Oregon Senate passes bill to require background checks on private sales including internet sales

The Oregon State Senate voted 17 - 13 to pass SB 941 to close the private sales loophole and require background checks on private sales of firearms including internet sales to help keep guns out of the hands of felons, domestic abusers, and the dangerously mentally ill.

http://www.oregonlive.com/mapes/index.ssf/2015/04/gun_background_check_bill_pass.html#incart_most-shared

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Oregon legislators introduce bill to require background checks for private sales of firearms including internet sales

SB 941 will close the existing loophole in Oregon's existing background checks system by requiring background checks on private sales of firearms including internet sales.  Gun Owners For Responsible Ownership is a strong supporter of universal background checks to help reduce gun violence and keep guns out of the hands of felons, domestic abusers, and the dangerously mentally ill.

http://www.oregonlive.com/politics/index.ssf/2015/03/oregon_lawmakers_introduce_bil.html

 

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Oregon Attorney General supports legislation to prohibit domestic abusers or persons subject to restraining orders from possessing a firearm

We at Gun Owners For Responsible Ownership join law enforcement and judicial representatives and victims of domestic violence in supporting this legislation to help keep firearms out of the hands of domestic abusers.

http://www.oregonlive.com/politics/index.ssf/2015/03/oregon_attorney_general_urges.html#incart_most-shared

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Survey Shows Percentage of Gun Owners Declining

The survey finds that although the percentage of gun owners is in steep decline, there are more guns being purchased concentrated in fewer households.

http://www.oregonlive.com/today/index.ssf/2015/03/americans_report_steep_decline.html#incart_river

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Oregon Congressman Earl Blumenauer authors report on gun safety

Oregon Congressman Earl Blumenauer has released a report "Enough is Enough:  A Comprehensive Plan to Improve Gun Safety"  

http://blumenauer.house.gov/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=2427

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New Poll Finds 83% of Oregon Gun Owners Support Closing Loopholes in Existing Background Check System

A new poll released by Americans For Responsible Solutions finds 87% of Oregonians and 83% of Oregon gun owners support universal background checks on firearm sales.

http://americansforresponsiblesolutions.org/2015/01/29/oregonpoll/

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Gun Safety: Colorado Teen Engineer Wins Grant to Develop "Smart Gun" Technology

A young engineering student in Colorado is working to develop "smart gun" technology:  Wins Intel Award and $50,000 grant from the Smart Tech Challenges Foundation.

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Firearm Safety: 2 yr old shoots mother with unsecured pistol from her purse

A 2 yr old child found his mother's unsecured handgun in her purse and while playing with it, fired it, killing her while they were shopping.

http://www.oregonlive.com/pacific-northwest-news/index.ssf/2014/12/2-year-old_idaho_boy_reaches_i.html#comments

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