Oregon House delays vote on gun storage bill, sends it back to committee

Oregon House delays vote on gun storage bill, sends it back to committee

FILE – In this Oct. 2, 2018, file photo, semi-automatic rifles are displayed on a wall at a gun shop in Lynnwood, Wash. Lawmakers in Oregon are considering a proposed gun storage law that would be the among strongest in America (AP Photo/Elaine Thompson, File) SALEM, Ore. — The Oregon House sent a controversial gun bill back to a committee instead of voting on it Monday. House Bill 2510 would require gun owners to lock up their guns at home. Advocates for the bill say it could cut down on accidental deaths, suicides, mass shootings and the thousands of gun thefts Oregon sees each year. “I would not want to be a person whose firearm was used in some act of violence and have to carry that burden the rest of my life,” said Paul Kemp, whose brother-in-law was killed in the Clackamas Town Center shooting in 2012. The gun the shooter used was taken from an acquaintance. It was not locked and secured. Those against it say it could cause dangerous situations for homeowners looking to protect themselves. “Having it stowed, locked and removable from your access seems almost moot — ‘Hold on, Mr. Burglar. Give me 30 seconds to get into my safe and punch in my code,’” said Shawn Kollie, a gun rights attorney. If it passes the House, it will still need to pass the Senate and be signed by the governor to become law. If the bill becomes law, it could be one of […]

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