Be prepared to contact your legislators now and as soon as the session starts February 1st.
Oregon‘s Only No Compromise Gun Rights Organization
As you know, this bill will allow totally unqualified people to make anonymous accusations against others and claim those people are experiencing “mental health emergencies.”
These accusations will not be investigated, the accused will not know the accusation has been made unless they try to buy a gun nor will they be allowed to know who their accuser is or how long their rights will be suspended.
If they choose to challenge the accusations, they assume the full burden of proving they are not guilty and all of the expense.
The Committee approved the bill on a 1 to three vote. All Democrats voted yes, Senator Thatcher voted no and Senator Jeff Kruse was recovering from surgery and was not present.
The Democrats are:
Floyd Prozanski Sen.FloydProzanski@state.or.us
Sara Gelser Sen.SaraGelser@state.or.us
Diane Rosenbaum Sen.DianeRosenbaum@state.or.us
The Republican who voted to protect your rights is:
Senator Kim Thatcher Sen.KimThatcher@state.or.us
Today’s vote was not a vote to pass the bill out of committee. It was to formally introduce the draft as a bill. The next step will be actual hearings on the bill during the coming session in February.
We will continue to monitor this legislation as it moves through the system. Be prepared to take action and contact your legislators who can be found here.