Oregon Republicans and Democrats Kill Sweeping Gun Control Bill

Oregon Republicans and Democrats Kill Sweeping Gun Control Bill

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Opinion In a deal to pass a major education package in Oregon, Democrats agreed to abandon a sweeping gun control measure, according to published reports. U.S.A. – -(Ammoland.com)- Beaver State gun owners are breathing easier in the aftermath of a GOP legislative maneuver that saw state Senate Republicans return to the chamber floor this week to help pass a major education funding bill, because Democrats agreed to kill a sweeping gun control package in exchange, according to the Salem Statesman-Journal. The newspaper said Republicans had staged a four-day walkout that ended “ Monday after securing major Democratic concessions .” One of those concessions was stopping Senate Bill 978. But the Oregon Firearms Federation (OFF), while congratulating state gun rights activists for their efforts, also cautioned against celebrating just yet. “Anti-rights zealot Senator Ginny Burdick promised that gun grabbing bills would fail ‘over my dead body’ and the last time we checked Burdick was still with us,” OFF said in a prepared statement. “Rest assured she will be doing everything she can to revive and least some of the onerous elements of SB 978.” In an email to AmmoLand News, OFF noted, “There are three other gun bills that are not dead…It’s not over till the last Prius leaves the building.” Those other bills are House Bill 2505, House Bill 3299 and House Bill 3329, OFF said. Republicans had walked out a few days earlier, leaving Senate Democrats without the required number of votes. The Senate needs 20 votes present […]

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