In the 2021 legislature, Senate Bill 554 was passed by predominantly anti-gun legislators, with the intent of further restricting our gun rights. The bill included provisions raising our gun fees, increasing our liability with respect to gun-ownership and increasing the regulations on concealed gun license holders by greatly expanding local governments' abilities to restrict those rights.
You may remember this is the bill that makes it a criminal act to have a gun in your home unlocked or out of a safe and makes gun owners liable if someone steals your gun and causes harm with it. A coalition of groups are trying to get this measure on the state-wide ballot by referendum so all Oregon voters get an opportunity to vote on it. The time for signing this petition is almost up.