Oregon’s Voice for Gun Rights
Over the years, OGO has prevented many anti-gun bills. However, we fully expect to see similar concepts return in future sessions. Please stay engaged through our Facebook page or newsletter and make a donation.
Both IP 43 and IP 44 failed to make the ballot for 2018. However, they will be proposed in the Legislature next year. Click here to learn more.
Oregon Gun Updates
Two pro-gun petitions have been filed for 2020, Initiative Petition 6 and 8.
IP 6, the “School Gun Safety Act,” would require Oregon public schools to provide a firearms safety class to 6th graders. IP 6 is clear that the safety class would not encourage or discourage firearms possession or purchase, and it will not involve live ammunition. Click here to learn more.
IP 8 would amend the Oregon Constitution to protect Oregonians’ right to own guns for self-defense and store guns in their homes in an operable state for self-defense. Click here to learn more.
The Oregon Bureau of Labor and Industries ruled that it is illegal to refuse to sell a firearm to a person based on their age and is in violation of Oregon’s nondiscrimination law. This means that for now stores are legally obligated to sell guns to 18-year-olds in Oregon, unless lawmakers act. An administrative judge will make a final ruling on the case in November, where BOLI’s earlier finding will be confirmed or rejected. Click here to learn more.