SB 941: Dems warned REPEATEDLY of unintended consequences

by Rep. Gail Whitsett Editor’s note: A Lake Oswego pastor spent $3,000 of church funds to buy tickets for an AR-15 raffle in support of a girls’ softball tournament – with the intent of destroying it if he won. He … Continue reading

Posted by at 07:00 | Posted in 2nd Amendment, Gun Control, Oregon House | 4 Comments

Oregon SB 941: Bad gun law is not being enforced

by Rep. Bill Post In April of 2015, the Oregon Legislature (minus ALL Republicans in the House and Senate) passed Senate Bill 941, the Universal Background Check. There were many reasons to oppose this bill but one of the most … Continue reading

Posted by at 05:00 | Posted in 2nd Amendment, Gun Control, Oregon House | 1 Comment

Reminder: Lake Oswego police chief supported SB 941

by NW Spotlight Pastor who won AR-15 in raffle: Will Lake Oswego police chief now enforce the anti-gun law he pushed to have pass? Oregon SB 941 became law in May 2015. This anti-gun legislation, “the Oregon Firearms Safety Act, … Continue reading

Posted by at 10:00 | Posted in 2nd Amendment, Crime & Sentencing, Gun Control | 19 Comments

Did Episcopalian minister commit gun crime under Oregon SB 941?

Oregon Firearms Federation According to the Washington Post, Reverend Jeremy Lucas violated SB 941. The Oregon Firearms Federation is calling for an immediate investigation and prosecution of Lucas and others. In the linked story, Lucas, who won a rifle raffle … Continue reading

Posted by at 05:00 | Posted in 2nd Amendment, Gun Control | 15 Comments

Oregon GOP legislative leaders respond to Gov. Brown’s anti-gun agenda

Senate Republican Leader Ted Ferrioli House Republican Leader Mike McLane Salem, Ore. – Senate Republican Leader Ted Ferrioli (R-John Day) released the following statement following Governor Kate Brown’s announcement Friday of her gun control plan that includes requiring Oregon State … Continue reading

Posted by at 05:00 | Posted in 2nd Amendment, Gov. Kate Brown, Gun Control, Oregon House, Oregon Senate | 5 Comments

Gov. Kate Brown using deceptive gun death numbers

by Dan Lucas Gov. Kate Brown announced today “‘Oregonians United to End Gun Violence,’ a plan to reduce gun violence in Oregon and across the country.” She is joining other anti-gun officials “to release new policies and legislation that protects … Continue reading

Posted by at 11:57 | Posted in 2016 Election, 2nd Amendment, Gov. Kate Brown, Gun Control | 76 Comments

Our Rights Shall Not Be Infringed

by Sen. Doug Whitsett According to our constitutions, each American citizen possesses the unconditional, guaranteed right to own, keep and bear firearms. The Second Amendment to the Unites States Constitution reads: “A well-regulated militia, being necessary to the security of … Continue reading

Posted by at 06:56 | Posted in 2nd Amendment, Gun Control | 19 Comments

Oregon: Two anti-gun bills scheduled for hearings this week

NRA-ILA (NRA Institute for Legislative Action) On Monday, February 1, the Oregon Legislative Assembly will convene its 2016 legislative session. With a shortened session this year, anti-gun legislators are working fast to push their misguided gun-control agendas through the legislative … Continue reading

Posted by at 06:41 | Posted in 2nd Amendment, Gun Control, OR 78th Legislative Session | 3 Comments

2nd Amendment and due process rights under attack

by Sen. Doug Whitsett Once again, Oregon’s Democratic leadership is planning a further attack on our Second Amendment rights to own and bear firearms. Legislative Concept 250 (LC 250) is scheduled to be introduced as a Judiciary Committee bill this … Continue reading

Posted by at 05:00 | Posted in 2nd Amendment, Bill of Rights, Gun Control, OR 78th Legislative Session | 4 Comments

Keep Obama’s Justice Department Out of Burns

Last weekend, after a rally in support of convicted arsonists, Dwight Hammond, and his son, Steve Hammond, a group of armed men occupied the headquarters of the Malhuer National Wildlife Refuge in Burns, Oregon, in protest over the heavy hand … Continue reading

Posted by at 05:00 | Posted in 2nd Amendment, Government Abuse, Gun Control, President Obama | 30 Comments

OSP has changed its firearm background check retention policy

by Dan Lucas The Oregon State Police has amended their policy on the retention of backups of firearm background check data. Backups of data for approved transactions are no longer kept for 90 days – they are now kept for … Continue reading

Posted by at 05:00 | Posted in 2nd Amendment, Gun Control | 2 Comments

Disappointing media coverage of UCC tragedy

by Dan Lucas On the morning of October 1st, tragedy hit the Umpqua Community College (UCC) in Douglas County, Oregon. A 26-year old student came to school that day and killed a teacher and eight fellow students, wounded several more … Continue reading

Posted by at 05:00 | Posted in 2nd Amendment, Gun Control, Media, President Obama | 39 Comments

Ignorant, misleading gun control reporting by Washington Post

by Dan Lucas There is some ignorant, misleading reporting by Juliet Eilperin in her article yesterday in the Washington Post. She writes that President Obama is using the recent shooting in Oregon to justify “circumventing Congress with his executive authority … Continue reading

Posted by at 10:30 | Posted in 2nd Amendment, Gun Control, Media, President Obama | 57 Comments

Oregon Senate Republican Leader: Preventing firearm tragedies

Sen. Ted Ferrioli Salem, Ore. – Senate Republican Leader Ted Ferrioli (R-John Day) responded to questions regarding the steps Oregon has taken to prevent firearm tragedies following the tragic shooting at Umpqua Community College last week. “As all of Oregon … Continue reading

Posted by at 07:30 | Posted in Crime & Sentencing, Gun Control, Oregon Government, Oregon Health Authority, Oregon Senate, State Budget | 2 Comments

Reminder to Pres Obama: Your CDC report found guns make victims safer

by Lars Larson When President Obama shows up in Roseburg on Friday, do you suppose someone should remind him of the CDC report he ordered up two years ago? CNS news reported back in 2013: “’Self-defense can be an important … Continue reading

Posted by at 05:00 | Posted in 2nd Amendment, Gun Control, President Obama | 24 Comments

Oregon expanded gun background check law takes effect

by Sen. Doug Whitsett One of the most controversial bills enacted during the Oregon Legislative Assembly’s 2015 regular session was Senate Bill 941. It was passed by both legislative chambers on party-line votes and signed into law by Governor Kate … Continue reading

Posted by at 11:45 | Posted in 2nd Amendment, Gun Control, OR 78th Legislative Session | 17 Comments

Recent tragedies underscore misguided gun control efforts

by Dan Lucas Several recent tragedies have underscored flaws and falsehoods inherent in gun control efforts in the U.S. The first is the horrific murder of four Marines and a Navy sailor in Chattanooga, Tennessee, by Kuwaiti-born Mohammad Youssef Abdulazeez. … Continue reading

Posted by at 05:00 | Posted in 2nd Amendment, Gun Control | 10 Comments

Bad anti-gun ‘lock up’ bill: No real problem or even factual basis

by Dan Lucas During the Oregon Legislative session that ended earlier this month, two Portland-area Democrats introduced a bill (SB 945) to make it a crime for a gun owner if a minor got access to a gun that wasn’t … Continue reading

Posted by at 05:00 | Posted in 2nd Amendment, Gun Control, OR 78th Legislative Session | 11 Comments

Oregon Gov. Kate Brown signs flawed, partisan anti-gun SB 941

Oregon House Republican Office House Republican Leader Mike McLane (R-Powell Butte) issued the following statement in response to Governor Brown’s signing of Senate Bill 941: “I’m disappointed, but not surprised, that Governor Brown today signed another partisan bill that was … Continue reading

Posted by at 05:32 | Posted in 2nd Amendment, Gov. Kate Brown, Gun Control, OR 78th Legislative Session | 6 Comments

Anti-gun bill SB 941 passed in the Oregon House

by NW Spotlight The anti-gun bill SB 941, “universal” background checks, passed the Oregon House 32-28 yesterday afternoon after a lengthy floor debate. SB 941 was already passed by the Oregon Senate back in mid-April. The bill now moves to … Continue reading

Posted by at 07:00 | Posted in 2nd Amendment, Gov. Kate Brown, Gun Control, OR 78th Legislative Session, Oregon House, Oregon Senate | 4 Comments

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