CG912Project members and Friends,
Stop SB 941
(Universal Background Check)
YOUR ACTION IS NEEDED!
Please meet the Pro 2nd Amendment Group* at the
State Capitol Steps
(RIGHT side of the front doors at 7:00; room 50 after 8:00)
Wednesday, April 1st, 2015, 7:00 AM
This is NO JOKE
WE need you! Every able bodied person should be there to counter protest the anti-gunners.
We can’t let them take away our rights.
Floyd Prozanski is willing to make this law even though it won’t prevent criminals from getting firearms.
Our right to self-defense is a right we cannot give up.
This is what separates America from ALL other countries.
All dictators register guns, then they take them.
We NEED YOU to make a stand!
Silence makes them think you agree, then they pass the bill.
Don’t let them tread on YOU!
Summary and Talking Points against SB 941 (Universal background checks)
Requires private person to complete transfer of firearm by appearing with transferee before gun dealer to request criminal background check.
Specifies exceptions for family members, law enforcement, inherited firearms and certain temporary transfers. Punishes violation by maximum of one year’s imprisonment, $6,250 fine, or both, or maximum of 10 years’ imprisonment, $250,000 fine, or both, for second or subsequent offense.
Requires Department of State Police to notify local law enforcement agency when, during criminal background check performed prior to transfer of firearm, department determines that recipient is prohibited from possessing firearm.
Authorizes court to prohibit person ordered to participate in assisted outpatient treatment from purchasing or possessing firearm during period of treatment if certain criteria are met. Declares emergency, effective on passage.
- Oregon already has background check laws.
- Oregon already has laws requiring background checks by private parties at gun shows (since 2000), no evidence shows this has decreased crime rates in Oregon.
- No evidence shows this will decrease crime rates in Oregon.
- In states that have passed laws like this – statistics show this has not increased public safety.
- It will not prevent criminals from getting guns.
- Creates gun registry which is forbidden by Federal law
History: Any government which had such lists always used it to enable firearms confiscation.
- Fiscal impact has not yet been determined – they have no idea how much money this will cost us.
- This is about controlling people, NOT controlling guns.
Whether you attend or not, please use the list below of all the sponsors/co-sponsors and tell them the best way they can represent you. Let them know how you feel about what they are trying to accomplish with this bill.
Senator Prozanski Email: Sen.FloydProzanski@state.or.us Capitol Phone: 503-986-1704
Senator Burdick Email: firstname.lastname@example.org Capitol Phone: 503-986-1718
Representative Williamson Email: Rep.JenniferWilliamson@state.or.us Capitol Phone: 503-986-1436
Representative Hoyle Email: email@example.com Capitol Phone: 503-986-1414
Senator Bates Email: Sen.AlanBates@state.or.us Capitol Phone: 503-986-1703
Senator Dembrow Email: Sen.MichaelDembrow@state.or.us Capitol Phone:503-986-1723
Senator Hass Email: Sen.MarkHass@state.or.us Capitol?& District?Phone: 503-986-1714
Senator Monnes Anderson Email: Sen.LaurieMonnesAnderson@state.or.us Capitol Phone: 503-986-1725
Senator Monroe Email: Sen.RodMonroe@state.or.us Capitol Phone: 503-986-1724
Senator Riley Email: firstname.lastname@example.org? Capitol Phone: 503-986-1715
Senator Rosenbaum Email: Sen.DianeRosenbaum@state.or.us Capitol Phone:503-986-1700
Senator Steiner Hayward Email: Sen.ElizabethSteinerHayward@state.or.us Capitol Phone: 503-986-1717
Representative Barnhart Email: Rep.PhilBarnhart@state.or.us Capitol Phone:503-986-1411
Representative Buckley Email: Rep.PeterBuckley@state.or.us?? Capitol Phone:503-986-1405
Representative Doherty Email: Rep.MargaretDoherty@state.or.us Capitol Phone: 503-986-1435
Representative Fagan Email: Rep.ShemiaFagan@state.or.us Capitol Phone:503-986-1451
Representative Frederick Email: Rep.LewFrederick@state.or.us Capitol Phone: 503-986-1443
Representative Gorsek Email: Rep.ChrisGorsek@state.or.us? Capitol Phone:503-986-1433
Representative Greenlick Email: Rep.MitchGreenlick@state.or.us? Capitol Phone: 503-986-1433
Representative Holvey Email: Rep.PaulHolvey@state.or.us Capitol Phone:503-986-1408
Representative Keny-Guyer Email: Rep.AlissaKenyGuyer@state.or.us Capitol Phone: 503-986-1446
Representative Lininger Email: email@example.com? Capitol Phone:503-986-1438
Representative McLain Email: firstname.lastname@example.org? Capitol Phone:503-986-1429
Representative Smith Warner Email: email@example.com Capitol Phone: 503-986-1445
Representative Vega Pederson Email: Rep.JessicaVegaPederson@state.or.us Capitol Phone: 503-986-1447
* This Pro 2nd Amendment Group is simply anybody who supports the 2nd Amendment. It is a spontaneous event to protect our rights, join us!
Recently, the House of Representatives passed two bills to rein in bureaucratic red tape coming out of government agencies, especially the EPA. These bills, the EPA Science Advisory Board Reform Act (H.R. 1029) and the Secret Science Reform Act (H.R. 1030), will help to increase transparency and accountability of government agencies to the public and small businesses.
In 1978, Congress established the EPA Science Advisory Board (SAB) to carefully review and examine data and science on which the EPA bases new regulations. However, according to the Congressional Research Service, more than half of the board members have received research grants from the EPA, often to do some of the same research they are supposed to be reviewing, a clear conflict of interest. Additionally, the EPA continues to severely limit public participation during most SAB meetings and often excludes state or private sector researchers from contributing.
The EPA Science Advisory Board Reform Act (H.R. 1029) would address these concerns by reinforcing peer review requirements to ensure dissenting voices from the SAB are heard. The reforms would reduce conflicts of interest by board members, and improve the make-up of SAB panels by ensuring they include researchers from outside of the federal government. This legislation empowers the SAB to provide meaningful and unbiased scientific advice.
To further increase transparency, the Secret Science Reform Act (H.R. 1030) would prohibit the EPA from proposing or finalizing new rules or regulations until the science that those rules are based on have been made publically available.
These bills have been endorsed by a number of trade associations, including the American Farm Bureau, Chamber of Commerce, and the National Association of Manufacturers.
As a small business owner in Oregon for over 20 years, I know how government red tape can hinder economic activity and job growth. Oregonians deserve transparency from government as to why new regulations are scientifically necessary. Bills like the EPA Science Advisory Board Reform Act and the Secret Science Reform Act would do just that.
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Received this recently. Suggest responding to surveys of this nature as just another way of making your voice heard.
My name is Rachel Coyle – I am a student at American University. I’m doing my capstone class project on gun control and the Second Amendment, and I was wondering if you’d be able to help.
My project includes a survey on specific aspects of the gun rights debate, to gauge public opinion and look for overlap. The survey questions are drawn from conversations with several hundred gun rights supporters on social media.
Would you mind sending the survey (https://american.co1.qualtrics.com/SE/?SID=SV_5bbbAsyEJGYrZPv) around to your county GOP leadership and asking a few people to pass it on? Perhaps you could discuss sending it out to your membership as well?
ALL survey responses will be completely confidential. I will have no way of telling who responded to the survey or what any particular individual said.
My professor would like me to get a few hundred responses, so I need all the help I can get!
Please feel free to contact me with any questions or concerns.
Thank You So Much,
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