Oregon: Committee Passes Insane 45-Page Gun Control Package

Update: Oregon Firearms Federation Calls for OR Republicans to WALK OUT Over SB 978, read more.

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Fairfax, VA – -(Ammoland.com)- On April 9th 2019, the Oregon state Senate Judiciary Committee voted to approve Senate Bill 978 with the -5 Amendment.  This legislation is an omnibus gun control package that, among other things, would require firearms be kept unavailable for self-defense and would also expand gun free zones where law-abiding individuals would be left defenseless.  It will now go to the Senate floor for further consideration.  Please contact your state Senator and urge them to OPPOSE SB 978.  Click the “Take Action” button below to contact your state Senator.

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Senate Bill 978 as passed out of committee would:

  • Legalize age discrimination for firearm dealers to allow them to refuse service to young adults for no reason other than being under the age of 21.
  • Impose a one-size-fits-all government solution for firearm storage and require them to be made unavailable for self-defense.
  • Further victimize gun owners who have suffered a loss or theft of their property with criminal penalties if they fail to follow certain requirements when reporting them, including holding the gun owner strictly liable for the future illegal acts committed by criminals using the stolen firearm.
  • End the centuries old practice of home manufacturing firearms for lawful, personal use.
  • Allow local governments to create “gun-free zones” in public buildings, colleges, and airports where law-abiding citizens are disarmed and left defenseless against criminals who ignore such arbitrary boundaries
  • Increase the fee to apply for a Concealed Handgun License.

Again, please click the “Take Action” button above to contact your state Senator and urge them to OPPOSE SB 978.

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  • 18 thoughts on “Oregon: Committee Passes Insane 45-Page Gun Control Package

    1. Section 17 (1) (b) & Section 17 (2) of the bill will criminalize possession of nearly all pre-1968 US made firearms, nearly all firearm imported prior to 1968 and any home built firearms that did not use and receiver or frame that was serialized in accordance with the federal regulations listed in SB 978-5. The Legislative Council’s Office confirmed this with this statement:

      “As it is right now – if the bill[sic] wouldn’t qualify as an antique firearm then there is no grand fathering process for otherwise non-conforming firearms. I will bring this up to the Chair and see if its something he thinks there needs to be an amendment for and what that would look like. The difficulty, as I’m sure you can imagine, is figuring out what the “cut off” is for having these firearms – but the simple answer for your constituent is that there is not currently a provision that would allow him to continue to possess that firearm lawfully.”

      I can’t tell you if this was the intention of the bills language or not but it will be the result. Washington State Legislators passed a similar law (HSB1739) banning untraceable firearms but they were smarter about it and included a grandfather clause that deems all untraceable firearms legal if they were manufactured before July 1, 2019.

    2. My wife and 14 year old son are planning a trip to all the beautiful parks in Oregon, Washington, Montana, Colorado, Wyoming this summer. Of course, we will be doing a whole lot of driving. Will these stupid legislative acts affect “open carry?” I have a CCW permit as an Alabama resident, and a non resident permit from Florida. I understand these do me no good in Oregon and Washington. Should I just say to hell with it and leave my sidearm at home in Alabama. It also seems that localities can enact their own “gun laws”, which becomes very confusing for tourists. I really would be interested in Oregon and Washington residents comments on my situation.

      1. Just Stay out of every Liberal State.
        Don’t spend your hard earned money There
        There are a lot or Beautiful places to see in Utah Wyoming Montana and Idaho .
        Incredible Parks .Those states want to take all of are rights . let them Starve.

    3. All the comments notwithstanding, and they are good, we still face The Dilemma put before us as Oregonians, as American citizens subject to the Constitution, as free men, and as moral and ethical humans. WE are not the problem, we are not criminals, in fact we represent a line of protection that law enforcement authorities cannot put up, because they are limited in number, in availability, in response capabilities. It’s all clearly documented, all factual.
      In spite of that clear picture, these corrupted politicians can only hear the bleating and irrational tantrums of uninformed, ignorant urban/suburban dwellers who cannot make a simple distinction between the criminals who prey on them, and law-abiding citizens who could well spell survival for these fools in the event of an incident. It defies any logic, is senseless, and in many cases, is a purposeful intent to strip us of our ability to resist the kind of tyranny they plan to unleash upon us as we weaken, and fall. A very dangerous precipice to be pushed onto by this unlawful legislation. So, which law do we choose to obey? This draconian attempt to make us impotent, or the Constitution of the United States? At present, they are at odds.

    4. A few years ago Oregon state senator Ginny Burdick (D) from Portland submitted a bill that would have made a felons of anyone who violated a “moving”school zone. As in, IF a school activity vehicle pulled in to a McDonald’s parking lot for a bathroom break and chow and you were carrying in the establishment YOU became a violator of a school zone and subject to arrest and all the pleasantness that comes with that. Fortunately her bill didn’t have legs. Today that bill might pass.

    5. From Taylor Caldwell

      Slubmitted by James A. Farmer of Merrill, Oregon (Klamath County)

      “A nation can survive its fools, and even the ambitious. But it cannot survive treason from within. An enemy at the gates is less formidable, for he is known and carries his banner openly. But the traitor moves amongst those within the gate freely, his sly whispers rustling through all the alleys, heard in the very halls of government itself. For the traitor appears not a traitor; he speaks in accents familiar to his victims, and he wears their face and their arguments, he appeals to the baseness that lies deep in the hearts of all men. He rots the soul of a nation, he works secretly and unknown in the night to undermine the pillars of the city, he infects the body politic so that it can no longer resist. A murderer is less to fear.”

      ― Taylor Caldwell, A Pillar of Iron

      1. This explains State Senator Floyd Prozanski to a “T”. He is the ultimate traitor to both our State and Federal Constitutions.

    6. The communist idiot Dems in the OR Senate believe that adding more “gun free zones” is the answer to making us safer? This provision completely proves their stupidity. It’s truly amazing that so many people are this dumb. And the saddest part is millions of Oregon kids will probably now grow up without fathers – if they value liberty over tyranny.

    7. The problem is that the younger generation are trained to disslike like guns and they think they are bad. They use the excuse of the shooting in Roseburg. The problem with that is, the idiot was raised by demoncrats and he was from kommiefornia, he was not a true Orgunian. The other problem is the younger generation votes to put people in office that are educated from kommiefornia. I moved from that dump to Oregun to escape the kommie crap and now so many others have moved here and are ruining Oregun. Thank God my county voted to not adhere to or enforce new laws by Commie kate brown and only enforce Federal laws.

      1. I believe my County, Douglas, voted against the enforcement of any gun law that violates the Constitution. Federal, or State. The sheriff vows not to enforce such laws. The lawmakers that pass these laws should be thrown out of office for violating the Constitution, the governor included.

    8. They smoke too much of that dope they legalized for their own benefit. Need to file for constitutional crisis caused by lawmakers. Need to put them on notice of severe violation of of 2nd amendment laws, violating United States citizens security T, and this will prove they are unfit to govern.They will not be allowed to have armed security. No allowances for them to possess firearms in any way other than citizens laws. Next… gonna need more of those things they call jails,. The gy are gonna go broke and whine for more without the tax revenues coming in, and the expense of keeping the inmates.? Hindsight,? yup they missed the boat a long time ago.
      As i recall, a few years back, thieves became more of a rarity when homeowners started defending their turf in PDX . I suppose the legislators thing it is not fair to defend yourself with force when infringement is deployed by wrong doers. Well, knives do a good job ,and faster.

    9. Wow….sounds like the exact package of BULLSHIT working its way through the general assembly here in Kommiecticut right now.
      They keep pushing, and soon the pushback is gonna hit the tyrants right between the eyes.

    10. Wait until the Sonsabitches from Seattle see this and get Side Show Bob and the ever absent Insleep to push this for Washington State also.

      1. Where do you think Oregon got the idea?

        From that package bloombutt, insleep and co bribed through in Washington state.

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