U.S. Sen. Ron Wyden of Oregon introduces bill to protect domestic violence survivors from gun violence

U.S. Sen. Ron Wyden (D) has joined with U.S. Sen. Richard Blumenthal, D-Conn., to introduce a bill intended to protect domestic violence survivors from gun violence. The bill is partly named after Nicolette Elias, a 46-year-old Portland woman fatally shot by her ex- husband Ian Martin Elias in her Southwest Portland home in 2014. A court had granted her restraining orders…

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Oregon House scheduled to vote this week on gun storage mandate.

Oregon House lawmakers could vote as soon as Monday (April 12) on a proposal to require gun owners to safely store their weapons and report any firearms that are lost or stolen. [OCL Editor’s update; this bill’s reading has been changed to April 19th, 2021. Emails can be sent to the committee members listed at the end of this article]…

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Undoing concealed carry among 4 gun bills up for hearing, vote

These are four bills that have drawn incredible attention in the Capitol: HB 2543 is up for a hearing in House Judiciary on Tuesday March 30. This bill removes the deadline of government to process firearm transfers. The fear is that someone who is having their life threatened may have to wait days (weeks? months?) before government green light the…

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