Oregon: Gun safety bill is passed back to committee

Guns Not Requlated

The NRA claims their member opposition to this gun safety bill bounced it back to a committee. Until their gun nut opposition, It was scheduled for a full Senate vote. Now the bill is back with the Oregon Senate Committee on Rules. Concerned citizens need to also advocate for support of this inclusive gun safety bill.

The Bill

👍 Senate Bill 978 would do the following:

    • Allow gun dealers the option of not selling to under 21.
    • Require the safe storage of guns.
    • Require the reporting of gun thefts.
    • Restrict minors from using guns.
    • Ban the home manufacture of firearms.
    • Allow local government entities to restrict guns from public buildings.
    • Increase concealed handgun license fees.

—Tracking Progress: Bold indicates passed—
In the House—>In Committee—>On House Floor—>Passed Chamber
In the Senate—>Committee—>On Senate Floor—>Passed Chamber
After Passage—>On Governor’s Desk—>Governor Signed—>Becomes Law


A quick phone call is very effective. Please call the office of your Oregon State Senator. Ask for support of Senate Bill 978.

  • To find your representatives and senators, enter your zip code at The League of Women Voters.
  • From the Indivisible Guide 2.0: Coordinated calls. Calls are a light lift, but can have an impact. Organize your local group to barrage your MoCs [legislators] with calls at an opportune moment about and on a specific issue.
  • Check out stopgunmadness.org for fast moving updates.