Oregon Senate Republicans continued their walkout from Senate floor sessions for the second day on Friday, avoiding Oregon State Police and thwarting Democrats who want to pass an economy-wide greenhouse gas emissions cap-and-trade bill.Read More
On May 8, Oregon Senate Republicans were absent from the Senate floor in a cowardly attempt to halt the passage of the Student Success Act. The Senate remained shut down for days as Republican legislators hid away and refused to do the job they were elected to do.Read More
A bill designed to close the “boyfriend loophole,” preventing those convicted of domestic abuse or related crimes from possessing firearms, passed earlier this week. However, gun control activists are finding it difficult to celebrate after a larger gun control package was recently killed in a deal to bring Republicans back from a walkout.Read More
A group of students from the gun safety group March For Our Lives were in Salem on Thursday to meet with Oregon lawmakers and their staff over a recently nixed piece of firearm legislation.Read More
SALEM — Democrats in the Oregon Legislature have pushed through a gun-control bill after they sacrificed a different one in a deal with minority Republicans.Read More
SALEM, Ore. (KOIN) -- Students from school districts across Oregon have been involved in gun control efforts for more than a year. They feel like their safety is being used as a bargaining chip by state lawmakers and are especially upset with Gov. Kate Brown.Read More
(Reuters) - The National Rifle Association was more deeply involved than previously disclosed in the formation of a movement that encouraged county sheriffs not to enforce some gun-control laws, a U.S. gun-control advocacy group said on Monday, based on public records it obtained.Read More
A multifaceted gun control bill pushed by Oregon Democrats may be dead this session, but advocates and opponents alike are confident it will return.Read More
In the state of Oregon, Democrats control the governor’s seat, Senate and House. Governor Kate Brown promised strong action on gun control in her 2018 campaign and received the endorsement of Ceasefire Oregon and other gun violence prevention (GVP) organizations. Yet on May 13, 2019, Democrats agreed to kill an omnibus gun control bill as part of a deal to get Republicans to come back to work after a four-day “boycott.”Read More
Senate Republicans appear to have won significant concessions as Democrats have agreed to abandon their central gun control proposal and drop a controversial bill modifying vaccination exemptions for school children, according to multiple sources.Read More
Sources say Dems traded away a bill that ends non-medical exemptions for families who choose not to vaccinate their childrenRead More
If someone is suicidal or an imminent threat to others, should a local judge be able to temporarily take away that person's guns?
Colorado is the 16th state to say "yes," while another 21 have taken at least some steps toward adopting a so-called red flag law.Read More
First graders may soon be able to learn about guns in Oregon schools.
And while this may seem like a polarized idea, the legislation suggesting it has solid support from both Democratic and Republican lawmakers.Read More
When state Rep. Rachel Prusak was 16, she was dating a boy who she says became controlling and aggressive.
Her parents helped her get a restraining order against him — but then he showed up at her house with a gun. He flashed it at her, and demanded that she go on a walk with him. She agreed, placated him and he let her go.Read More