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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.
Use the form below to send an email to the State Representatives who voted YES on SB 941
Thank them for their support for this common-sense law that will save lives.
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