GUN BILL UPDATE: Yesterday the House Rules Committee held a work session on SB 554 (concealed carry restrictions). The purpose of this session was twofold: first, to amend SB 554 with Amendment A-36; and second, to recommend the amended bill to the House floor with a Do Pass recommendation. Both motions passed on a party-line vote. As before, […]
There is a work session scheduled for today (4/23) at 11AM for SB 554 (allows for bans on concealed carry). During this work session it is expected that SB 554 will be heavily amended to include most of HB 2510 (safe storage) and to reduce some of the effects of SB 554. You can read the proposed […]
DPO Gunowners’ Caucus Testimony on House Bill 2510 March 4, 2021 Chair Prusak, Vice Chairs Hayden and Salinas, and Members of the Committee, My name i s Michael Smith. I am a resident of Multnomah County and currently serve as Chair of the Gun Owners Caucus of the Democratic Party of Oregon. I write today […]
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Democrats support the United States Constitution, which includes the Second Amendment and subsequent court decisions affirming the right to gun ownership. Democrats believe the Constitution does, however, expect responsibility along with the rights it bestows. Just as people shouldn’t abuse their freedom of speech at the expense of others, gun ownership shouldn’t lead to uncontrollable gun violence.
If you own a firearm for protection, enjoy target shooting or hunting and would like to be part of a caucus aimed at finding the balance between preserving our Constitutional right to own firearms and preventing tragedy join us. We work with the Democratic Party of Oregon’s Gun Owners Caucus to monitor gun legislation, discuss gun-related issues and look for ways to provide people with the information and training they need to be responsible gun owners. Contact Lynda Demsher, firstname.lastname@example.org information.
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