Oregon Stands Up Against SB 941

posted on April 6, 2015

Opponents of an Oregon “universal” background check bill outnumbered supporters at a public hearing in Salem last Wednesday morning. Critics of the proposed Senate Bill 941 say the requirement for buyers to meet private sellers at an FFL dealer and pay to submit to a background check prior to purchase would create an undue tax burden. The current denial rate for background checks in the state is roughly 1 percent—no doubt because criminals typically obtain firearms via theft or the black market. In truth, the measure is unlikely to have any effect on violent crime, but could open the door to mandatory registration in the future.

Prior to the hearing, sheriffs from across the state submitted resolutions declaring they would not enforce any laws that infringed on Second Amendment rights. Oregon residents should contact the Senate Judiciary Committee and urge them to OPPOSE Senate Bill 941.

Latest

gun myths illustration
gun myths illustration

Debunking Myths About the Big, Bad Gun Industry

The best hope for American freedom is to fight falsehoods about gun ownership, crime and more with the truth.

The Races That Will Decide Our Freedom

Whether a majority of pro-freedom candidates win in this midterm election will depend on how the individual races highlighted here turn out. That being said, every local, state and congressional race matters.

The Lovely Art of Going Afield, Shotgun in Hand

The stories we write as we go afield and tell later are what it is all about.

The Armed Citizen® September 23, 2022

True stories of the right to keep and bear arms.

Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi Goes After Law-Abiding Americans

Anti-Second Amendment politicians routinely attack law-abiding Americans and demonize firearms manufacturers, all while ignoring the truth.

Why Illinois Will Likely See Even More Violent Crime

As we near a midterm election on November 8, a lot of anti-Second Amendment politicians have been blaming guns in general, or our Second Amendment rights in particular, for recent rises in violent-crime rates.

Interests



Get the best of America's 1st Freedom delivered to your inbox.