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Oregon up coming bills

Discussion in 'Legal & Political Archive' started by pokerace, Feb 12, 2013.

  1. pokerace

    pokerace Newberg Well-Known Member

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    Oregon: 2013 Legislative Session Begins with a Mixed Bag of Firearms Bills

    The following two anti-gun bills were introduced by “F-rated” state Senator Ginny Burdick (D-18) and “F-rated” state Representative Carolyn Tomei (D-41). Both bills have been referred to the Senate Judiciary Committee:
    Senate Bill 346 would criminalize the sale or transfer of ammunition magazines capable of holding more than ten rounds, deeming them “large capacity” magazines. Among the more obvious reasons to oppose such restrictions, is the fact that setting arbitrary limits on magazine capacity could limit a person's use of their firearm effectively for self-defense. In an attack, a person could be forced to defend against multiple criminals, some criminals do not stop when struck by a single bullet, and it’s possible for shots fired in self-defense by private individuals and law enforcement officers alike miss their mark. For more information on ammunition magazines, please click here.
    Senate Bill 347 would make it a Class C felony for a concealed handgun license (CHL) holder to carry a firearm onto school grounds, unless the school district or other entity controlling the school grounds has an adopted written policy authorizing an exemption for CHL holders.
    Please contact your state Senator TODAY and express your opposition to SB 346 and SB 347. To determine your state Senator, please click here.
    Also, several pro-gun bills have been introduced this session and have been referred to the House Judiciary Committee:
    House Bill 2365, introduced by state Representatives Kim Thatcher (R-25) and Greg Matthews (D-50), would allow residents of any state to apply for a Concealed Handgun License (CHL) in Oregon. Current law only allows non-resident CHLs to be issued to residents of contiguous states who have a “compelling business interest or other legitimate demonstrated need.”
    Additional pro-gun bills introduced by state Representative Kim Thatcher include:
    - House Bill 2367 would provide non-residents who are authorized to a carry concealed handgun in another state with the same protections provided to persons with an Oregon concealed handgun license.
    - House Bill 2376 would limit a Sheriff’s discretion concerning the denial or revocation of CHLs.
    The following pro-gun bills were also introduced:
    House Bill 2588 would direct the Department of State Police to identify states that recognize Oregon’s CHL and have substantially similar eligibility requirements for issuing CHLs. HB 2588 would provide protections to permit holders from the recognized states and prohibit the arrest of non-residents who possess a verifiable reciprocal CHL.
    House Bill 2589 would eliminate the requirement that a concealed handgun licensee be resident of the county in which their license is issued.
    Please contact members of the House Judiciary Committee below and express your support for House Bills 2365, 2367, 2376, 2588 and 2589 using the contact information provided below.

    House Judiciary Committee:
    Representative Jeff Barker (D-28), Chairman
    503-986-1428
    Rep.JeffBarker@state.or.us
    Representative Chris Garrett (D-38), Vice-Chairman
    503-986-1438
    Rep.ChrisGarrett@state.or.us
    Representative Wayne Krieger (R-1), Vice-Chairman
    503-986-1401
    Rep.WayneKrieger@state.or.us
    Representative Brent Barton (D-40)
    503-986-1440
    Rep.BrentBarton@state.or.us
    Representative Kevin Cameron (R-19)
    503-986-1419
    Rep.KevinCameron@state.or.us
    Representative Wally Hicks (R-3)
    503-986-1403
    Rep.WallyHicks@state.or.us

    Representative Andy Olson (R-15)
    503-986-1415
    Rep.AndyOlson@state.or.us

    Representative Carolyn Tomei (D-41)
    503-986-1441
    Rep.CarolynTomei@state.or.us

    Representative Jennifer Williamson (D-36)
    503-986-1436
    Rep.JenniferWilliamson@state.or.us
     
  2. CharonPDX

    CharonPDX Portland, OR Active Member

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    Chris Garrett and Jennifer Williamson are both "on-the-fence moderate" Dems relating to guns, make sure to write coherent and "positive" letters to them (positive in that you talk about the positive sides of things, not the negative side - don't decry gun control as unconstitutional; talk about the importance of freedom.) They could sway this on the Judiciary Committee. Make arguments about personal rights and freedoms - especially on CHL reciprocity, comparing to marriage licenses (whether you agree with same-sex marriage or not - they do so use it as a selling point for CHLs!)
     
  3. Callidus98

    Callidus98 Portland Member

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    The following two anti-gun bills were introduced by state Senator Ginny Burdick (D-18) and state Representative Carolyn Tomei (D-41). Both bills have been referred to the Senate Judiciary Committee:
    Senate Bill 346 would criminalize the sale or transfer of ammunition magazines capable of holding more than ten rounds, deeming them “large capacity” magazines. Among the more obvious reasons to oppose such restrictions, is the fact that setting arbitrary limits on magazine capacity could limit a person's use of their firearm effectively for self-defense. In an attack, a person could be forced to defend against multiple criminals, some criminals do not stop when struck by a single bullet, and it’s possible for shots fired in self-defense by private individuals and law enforcement officers alike miss their mark. For more information on ammunition magazines, please click here.
    Senate Bill 347 would make it a Class C felony for a concealed handgun license (CHL) holder to carry a firearm onto school grounds, unless the school district or other entity controlling the school grounds has an adopted written policy authorizing an exemption for CHL holders.

    I have already sent an email to my state Senator opposing these bills. Calls would probably be even better.
     
  4. Callidus98

    Callidus98 Portland Member

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    Some good new in the lower house -

    House Bill 2365, introduced by state Representatives Kim Thatcher (R-25) and Greg Matthews (D-50), would allow residents of any state to apply for a Concealed Handgun License (CHL) in Oregon. Current law only allows non-resident CHLs to be issued to residents of contiguous states who have a “compelling business interest or other legitimate demonstrated need.”

    House Bill 2367 would provide non-residents who are authorized to a carry concealed handgun in another state with the same protections provided to persons with an Oregon concealed handgun license.

    House Bill 2376 would limit a Sheriff’s discretion concerning the denial or revocation of CHLs

    House Bill 2588 would direct the Department of State Police to identify states that recognize Oregon’s CHL and have substantially similar eligibility requirements for issuing CHLs. HB 2588 would provide protections to permit holders from the recognized states and prohibit the arrest of non-residents who possess a verifiable reciprocal CHL.

    House Bill 2589 would eliminate the requirement that a concealed handgun licensee be resident of the county in which their license is issued.
     
  5. Provincial

    Provincial Near Salem, OR Well-Known Member

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    As explained to me by a State Senator: 1) if you send a fax or letter, it may get read by staff, but is unlikely to be read by the Legislator. 2) if you make a phone call, it is going to be just adding a number to the "for" and "against" count. 3) if you send an email, it will be read by a staffer, and if it is short, concise, and makes a good (and/or innovative) point the staffer will quite possibly forward it to the Legislator.

    In other words, use email and phrase is to catch the attention of the staffer in a positive way. Equating reciprocal CHL licenses to Marriage licenses is a good example of this.
     
  6. pokerace

    pokerace Newberg Well-Known Member

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    Bump
     
  7. PiratePast40

    PiratePast40 Willamette Valley Well-Known Member

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    Is this list the same as the one published by OFF?
     
  8. Will_Power

    Will_Power OR via OK Active Member

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    My state senator is the wonderful and reasonable Ginny Burdick.

    So, I'd be pretty much wasting my time trying to contact her with my views.

    ... bubblegum me.
     
  9. Ralgha

    Ralgha Portland Well-Known Member 2016 Volunteer

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    Contact all of them, that's what I did.

    Sent from my Galaxy Nexus that ate your iPhone.
     
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    df662 Hillsboro, OR Active Member

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  11. Will_Power

    Will_Power OR via OK Active Member

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    I did. Used somebody's form mailer website to contact all our state reps and senators. I've been pleased with how many have actually responded and what many of them have said.

    Still have that sense of dread in my stomach, though..