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The unthinkable has happened again – this time, far too close to home. We mourn with Umpqua Community College, the people of Roseburg, all Oregonians and all Americans for the nine people who lost their lives at the hand of a disturbed loner and his personal arsenal.Continue reading87% of Oregonians support background checks and editorial boards across the state agree. Newspapers across Oregon are coming out in vocal support of SB 941 – a background check on the sale of every gun. To these editorial teams, the benefits of closing the "private sale" loophole far outweigh the inconvenience of background checks for firearms transfers between friends. Read on for a sample of their reasoning:Continue reading
OREGON REPRESENTATIVES VOTED ‘YES’ ON SENATE BILL 941
32 Oregon Representatives voted “Yes” on Senate Bill 941 – the Oregon Firearms Safety Act. This vital law expands background checks to the sale of every firearm in Oregon.
Background checks uphold the Second Amendment while preventing guns from getting into dangerous hands—those of dangerous felons and domestic abusers.
Background checks prevent gun sales to felons, domestic abusers, the dangerously mentally ill, and other prohibited persons. This new law will ensure that "private sellers” — who can sell up to 25 firearms at a time — follow the same background check rules as Oregon’s gun dealers and gun show exhibitors.
The vast majority–87 percent–of Oregon voters support background checks, including those who own guns (83 percent).
In Oregon, background checks cost only $10 and are usually completed in less than five minutes over the phone by the Oregon State Police.
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Thank them for their support for this common-sense law that will save lives.
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