Spread the word, contact your Reps, join OFF/NRA/GOA, and plan your transactions accordingly.
I will be a shame if this passes, worse if you are made an example of on Friday.
From OFF -
Oregon Firearms Federation
Oregon's Only No Compromise Gun Rights Organization
03.26.15The long promised gun owner registration bill has been introduced.
SB 941 requires police background checks on private transfers of firearms. Now the failed background check system you are subject to at gun stores will be required when you give a gun to your best friend.The bill has a long list of co-sponsors including Val Hoyle who at one time seemed to be rational on this issue.We have been reliably informed that this bill is going to be fast tracked through the Senate. Please, right now, contact your representatives and express your outrage at this new and dangerous assault on your privacy and liberty.The current background check system is a joke. Most people who are denied are denied with no justification and the very few people who are actually "prohibited persons" are virtually never arrested. So what is the purpose of this bill? The purpose is simply to harass legitimate gun owners and expand the universe of registered guns and gun owners.You can send a message to the entire legislature here.You can find your own legislators here. You will want to contact the people under the tabs "Senate" and "House."We are in a race now folks. Please act now.
From the NRA -
Today, Senate Bill 941 was introduced in Oregon. This is an egregious bill that would require individuals to appear before a gun dealer to request a criminal background check prior to privately transferring a firearm. Transfers include, but are not limited to, sales, gifts, loans and leases. Failure to comply with this mandate could result in stiff penalties and possible loss of an individuals right to keep and bear arms.
So-called universal background checks do nothing to reduce violent crime, and only affect law-abiding gun owners by imposing cumbersome mandates and restrictions on the lawful purchase and possession of firearms. Criminals, by definition, do not follow the law and do not subject themselves to gun control schemes or background checks. It is already illegal to knowingly sell or transfer a firearm to someone classified as a prohibited person, and is a felony for a prohibited person to buy, own or possess a firearm. This is an ineffective and unenforceable piece of legislation that will only impact the law abiding.
SB 941, like many other gun control schemes, is a step towards the full registration of firearms.
In January 2013, the Department of Justice said that background checks on all firearm transfers depends onrequiring gun registration.
SB 941 is scheduled for a hearing in the Senate Judiciary Committee on Wednesday, April 1, at 8:00 a.m.
Please contact the members of the Senate Judiciary Committee today and politely urge them to OPPOSE Senate Bill 941.
Committee contact information is provided below.
Please stay tuned to your email inbox and www.nraila.org for further updates on this bill as the 2015 legislative session progresses.
Senate Judiciary Committee:
Senator Floyd Prozanski (D-4), Chair(503) 986-1704
Senator Jeff Kruse (R-1), Vice-Chair(503) 986-1701
Senator Ginny Burdick (D-18)(503) 986-1718
Senator Sara Gelser (D-8)(503) 986-1708
Senator Kim Thatcher (R-13)(503) 986-1851