Mixed success for 2021 Oregon gun bills so far

Mixed success for 2021 Oregon gun bills so far

Oregon lawmakers are mid-day through the 2021 legislative session. Stephanie Yao Long/Staff LC- The Oregonian With the deadline for most bills to pass out of a committee now in the rear-view mirror, it’s a bit clearer which gun bills have a chance to make it to the governor’s desk for a signature this session. Here’s a roundup: Didn’t make the cut: Senate Bill 396 : This bill would have banned undetectable or untraceable firearms, sometimes referred to as “ghost guns.” The measure was scheduled for a public hearing in the Senate Judiciary Committee on March 25, but was pulled from the schedule prior to the meeting and is now considered dead. Still in play: Senate Bill 554 : This bill would allow local governments to ban holders of concealed weapons permits from bringing guns into public buildings . The bans could not apply to the parking lots. The Senate approved the bill 16-7 on March 25 after several hours of debate. The bill is now awaiting action in the House Rules Committee, which can schedule a vote right up until the end of the legislative session. Gun rights advocates criticized the six Republican Senators who showed up for the vote, even though they all voted against it. At least two GOP Senators said later they received threats from people who wanted them to walk out, and the head of the Senate Republican caucus is now the target of a recall effort because he showed up to take the vote. […]

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