Oregon Gun Owners has been protecting firearms rights in Oregon for over 34 years. Our philosophy is simple and clearly defined. Our goal is the preservation of our right as a free people to own and use firearms for legitimate purposes including self defense, collecting, target shooting and hunting.
In accordance with that right, we emphasize and promote responsible and safe ownership of all firearms. Through our Education Foundation, we support and fund programs designed to promote gun safety.
Oregon Gun Owners (OGO) began as an ad hoc group of four gun rights activists in 1975. These gentlemen began to lobby for gun rights during the 1975 Legislative session and two of them have since been actively lobbying on gun owner’s behalf.
In 1976, they established the Oregon Gun Owners Political Victory Fund (OGO PVF). The OGO PVF collected donations from across the state from active and concerned gun owners and helped elect pro-gun candidates to the Legislature.
Since 1976, OGO has grown steadily to become Oregon’s LARGEST state-based gun rights advocacy group. Numbering over 10,000 Associates, OGO has maintained its prominence as the most respected and most successful gun rights group in Oregon. Throughout its history, OGO has evolved from the OGO PVF, to GOO (Gun Owners of Oregon), OGO Incorporated, and then through a merge with OSRA (Oregon State Rifle Association).
Today, OGO is composed of three separate entities. We have OGO (a C-4 nonprofit organization which serves as the head group), the OGO Education Foundation (a C-3 nonprofit organization eligible for tax deductible contributions), and the OGO PVF (our political action committee that qualifies for the Oregon Political Tax Credit).
OGO’s accomplishments in the Legislative and Judicial arenas are many. You’ll find in this site a listing of those accomplishments. Throughout our history, OGO has maintained a commitment to gun owners by recognizing what needs to be done for the benefit of Oregon’s gun owners and acting on those needs.