Stalled gun reforms in Oregon aren't likely to move ahead until next year despite a resurgent national debate following the shootindeaths over the weekend of 31 people in El Paso, Texas, and Dayton, Ohio.
SALEM — Stalled gun reforms in Oregon aren’t likely to move ahead until next year’s legislative session despite a resurgent national debate following the shooting deaths over the weekend of 31 people in El Paso, Texas, and Dayton, Ohio.
Advocates are reviving efforts to require Oregon gun owners to securely store their guns.
Supporters filed an initiative petition Thursday, July 18, to bring the issue to voters again in November 2020 if the Legislature fails to pass similar legislation next year.
Oregon-based gun safety group State of Safety Action filed an initiative petition Thursday to put a safe firearms storage law on the November 2020 ballot.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
(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.
A multifaceted gun control bill pushed by Oregon Democrats may be dead this session, but advocates and opponents alike are confident it will return.
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.”
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.
Sources say Dems traded away a bill that ends non-medical exemptions for families who choose not to vaccinate their children
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.
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.
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.
Second Amendment supporters and gun control advocates came to an over flow public hearing Tuesday morning at the Capitol for Senate Bill 978, which calls for strict controls on storage of guns and untraceable weapons.