The Oregon House Rules Committee today voted to send SB 941 to the House Floor with a "do pass" recommendation:Read more
The Medford Mail Tribune Editorial Board writes in support of background checks on all gun 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.Read more
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.
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.Read more
The survey finds that although the percentage of gun owners is in steep decline, there are more guns being purchased concentrated in fewer households.
Oregon Congressman Earl Blumenauer has released a report "Enough is Enough: A Comprehensive Plan to Improve Gun Safety"
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.Read more
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.Read more
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.