It seems MomsDemand is getting nervous about all the counties (and now cities) are standing up to their agenda. In the latest Oregon Firearm Federation (OFF) update here, we get a glimpse at the letter they are sending (shortcut link). A couple observations: 1. "the bill includes reasonable exceptions for self-defense, hunting, and transfers between immediate family members." The bill? Care to share? It sounds as if something is already drafted and being shared with special interest groups. If they have access to it and already know what the exemptions are, I/we should have access to it as well. I'll be asking the judiciary committee for a copy... 2. 48% fewer law enforcement officers killed by handguns in states with background checks... except it isn't true for Oregon. In fact, its 49% fewer in Oregon compared to those same states. Here's their own stats to prove their own claim compared to Oregon. Look at the 2nd page for Oregon s rate and compare it to the front page. Thank you, Everytown 3. The last one, about denials, we all know are not all dangerous or mentally ill people. Just reading the Oregon State Police reports tells us that 20% right off the bat are false positives, and that something like 0.02% (8 arrests out of 37,500 checks) isn't stopping crime for the amount of time put into it. Besides that, we shouldn't be counting the score by 'denials'. Isn't the goal to reduce crime? That's like saying my football team won because I had more fans in the stands, even though I didn't put more points on the board. Anyways, I thought I would share.