Update on the Oregon gun bills


by Sen. Jeff Kruse & Rep. Jim Thompson

Sen. Jeff Kruse (R-Roseburg)

I am still getting a lot of emails about the gun bills, and there is really not a lot known at this point in time. We do know the bills, if they are brought to the floor for a vote, will all fail. There are still some in the Democratic caucus who want us to take the vote. The potential target date might be next Wednesday, but nothing is certain at this point in time. My personal position is, bring them on. I would like to defeat these bills on the floor.

Rep. Jim Thompson (R-Dallas)

After  a hearing last week in Senate Judiciary, Sen. Floyd Prozanski moved four bills out of committee which would modify Oregon’s regulations on gun control.  The measures are:

Senate Bill 700 Which requires a background check when a gun is transferred (excluding transfers to family members)
Senate Bill 347 prohibits guns in K-12 school buildings unless the a local district opts out of the measure
Senate Bill 699 prohibits openly carrying guns in the Oregon State Capitol
Senate Bill 796 ensures those who get a license to carry a concealed weapon complete training in classroom setting

These bills will be debated next on the Senate Floor.   No date has been set.