Oregon: What happens to the firearms lockup petition?

Fire Congres Not Guns

Many gun control measures are on hold during this coronavirus emergency. In Oregon, Initiative Petition 40 is ready for concerned citizens to sign. It requires guns be locked up to help keep them away from children. 112,020 signatures must be obtained before July 2nd to be placed on the November ballot. This will be difficult this year with everyone maintaining a social distance from each other.

The Petition

Initiative Petition 40 requires all guns be locked, either with a trigger-lock or in a safe. 👍 Like

Action

Please sign the petition if possible.


March 7, 2020

Oregon: Republican strategy of run and hide worked for them

For the fifth time in 10 months, as the yearly session end approached, Republican legislators refused to show up for work. Since in Oregon, a two-thirds majority is required for a quorum, the super majority of Democrats were blocked from passing an environmental protection bill and a gun safety bill.

The bill

  • House Bill 4005A requires firearms be either stored in a locked safe or secured with a trigger lock. Any stolen guns would be a potential liability to the careless gun owner. 👍 Like

February 29, 2020

Oregon: Republicans walk out to block voting

The Oregon legislators in the House and the Senate walked out and refusing to vote on a safe storage bill for guns. At least two Republicans are required in each chamber to constitute a quorum. The yearly session ends on March 7.

NRA strategy to fight gun safety

This is a tactic the Republicans used last year. As the yearly session draws to a close, and important bills come up for a vote, they refuse to show up blocking any voting. Last year they blocked many good gun bills. This year in addition to the safe storage bill, they are blocking some environmental bills and a bill to address homelessness.

The NRA alerted their members to contact their Republican Senator and thank them for walking out.

 The bill

  • House Bill 4005A would require firearms be either stored in a locked safe or secured with a trigger lock. Any stolen guns would be a potential liability to the careless gun owner. 👍 Like

Action

The list below is the State Senators are boycotting floor sessions to prevent a vote on the safe storage bill. If your Senator is in the list, please call or email them and urge them to return to the legislature and do their job.

District 1: Rep. David Brock Smith
District 2: Rep. Gary Leif
District 3: Rep. Carl Wilson
District 4: Rep. Duane Stark
District 6: Rep. Kim Wallan
District 7: Rep. Cedric Hayden
District 15: Rep. Shelly Boshart Davis
District 17: Rep. Sherrie Sprenger
District 18: Rep. Rick Lewis
District 19: Rep. Raquel Moore-Green
District 23: Rep. Mike Nearman
District 24: Rep. Ron Noble
District 25: Rep. Bill Post
District 39: Rep. Christine Drazan
District 53: Rep. Jack Zika
District 55: Rep. Vikki Breese-Iverson
District 56: Rep. E. Werner Reschke
District 57: Rep. Greg Smith
District 58: Rep. Greg Barreto
District 59: Rep. Daniel Bonham
District 60: Rep. Mark Owens

  • To find your representative and senator’s phone and email, enter your address at Who are My Representatives.
  • Make sure you include your full name and address. Adding a simple message from the heart is powerful. Keep it simple and make it personal if possible.

February 23, 2020

Oregon: Gun safe storage bill before full House

A bill to require all guns be locked up and safe from children passed out of the House Rules Committee. It is now ready for a full House vote at any time.

The NRA knows the significance of contacting your State Representative at this time when they are considering how to vote. This is the moment for gun violence prevention voters to simply contact their Representatives and ask them for support of HB 4005A. This is the moment to make a big difference.

The bill

  • House Bill 4005A would require firearms be either stored in a locked safe or secured with a trigger lock. Any stolen guns would be a potential liability to the careless gun owner. 👍 Like

Please call or email the office of your Oregon State Representative. Urge them to support HB 4005A. This is important to keep guns away from children.


February 13, 2020

Oregon: Gun storage and eliminating preemption bills on the move

Both bills passed out of committee and could be before the full legislative bodies soon.  Requiring mandatory storage of guns is not simply a personal responsibility as pro-gun groups argue. If my child is visiting that home and gets shot by another child, it is not the child’s fault they got shot.

The NRA is fighting these two bills gun control type of bills. They’ve asked their members to make the calls, and they will. Citizens concerned about gun safety need to make the calls as well to let lawmakers know we care about gun deaths in Oregon.

The bills

  • House Bill 4005 would require firearms be either stored in a locked safe or secured with a trigger lock. Any stolen guns would be a potential liability to the careless gun owner. 👍
  • Senate Bill 1538 would do away with the imposing preemption statute that prevents local communities from banning guns in places like schools. 👍

Action

Please call or email the office of your Oregon State Representative and request that he or she support HB 4005. Also, call your State Senator and request that he or she support SB 1538. Both of these gun control bills will reduce gun deaths in Oregon.


February 1, 2020

Oregon: House committee to hear gun storage bill on Feb 7

The Oregon House Committee on Judiciary scheduled to hold a hearing on gun safety bill HB 4005. This bill would require all guns be securely locked. This prevents both gun thefts and children finding the guns.

The NRA encouraged members to attend the meeting and voice their opposition to this gun control bill. Unconcerned about gun safety measures, they say that gun storage is a matter personal responsibility. They don’t care if children get shot because of irresponsible parents.

The bill

  • House Bill 4005 would require firearms be either stored in a locked safe or secured with a trigger lock. Any stolen guns would be a potential liability to the careless gun owner.  👍

Action

Please show visibility and attend the committee meeting. It will be February 7th at 1:00PM in HRE, 900 Court St. NE, Salem OR 97301.


January 17, 2020

Oregon: Mandatory storage bill filled

Oregon State legislators are working on a bill to require the safe storage of firearms. This effort is left over from last year. Legislators will begin working on this bill when the yearly session begins on February 3rd.

The NRA alerted their members to contact their state legislators asking them to oppose this bill. The NRA fights any kind of gun safety bill, even if it would save many lives. That is why we must counteract their efforts.

The bill

  • LC 38 would require all firearms be locked in a safe or equipped with a trigger-locking device. If a gun is improperly stored, the owner would be liable for injuries resulting from the gun. 👍

Action

Please call or email the office of your state legislators.  Ask the legislator to support LC 38.

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