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Nov. 28, 2018
Stolen guns endanger Oregonians. (Seems obvious enough.) More than 24,000 guns have been stolen in Oregon in the past decade. Unregistered. Untraceable. Unsafe.
Nov. 5, 2018
As we count down to Election Day, I wanted to reach out once more on behalf of OSGS to remind you that if we're going to pass effective safe gun ...
Oct. 31, 2018
Gun safety is a public health issue. And this month, I was honored to introduce Catherine Barber at the Oregon Public Health Association's annual conference. Cathy directs the Means Matter ...
Oct. 26, 2018
Four years ago this week, a high school student in Marysville, Washington, shot and killed four of his classmates before taking his own life. He was using his father's gun. ...
Oct. 17, 2018
Any honest look at suicide has to look at the role of guns. The sad and scary truth is that guns make it much easier and quicker for a person ...
Oct. 5, 2018
If we're going to pass effective safe gun storage laws in Oregon, we must be sure that our representatives in the legislature will support our efforts to make it happen. ...
Sept. 25, 2018
Oregon was home to one of our nation's first school shootings in 1998. So why have we waited 20 years to just now start discussing safety? State of Safety, a ...
Sept. 13, 2018
We're taking steps towards reducing gun violence and increasing awareness about safe gun storage across the state. Our movement's growing every day, and we won't stop until all Oregonians feel ...
Sept. 5, 2018
Every year, nearly 1,300 children in the U.S. die from gunshot wounds. Nearly 6,000 more are treated for gunshot wounds. Imagine how many of those deaths could be prevented if ...
Aug. 28, 2018
Recently, Sacha Baron Cohen made headlines when he convinced pro-gun extremists to endorse his plan to arm toddlers. Mercifully, "Kinderguardians" is fake. But "Eddie Eagle" is all too real. He's ...
Aug. 18, 2018
Twenty-five years ago, in the thriller In the Line of Fire, a killer played by John Malkovich built an undetectable plastic "ghost gun" to assassinate the President. As a plot ...
Aug. 11, 2018
Make no mistake about what happened in Portland last weekend: Right-wing, pro-gun thugs – most of them from out of state – descended on the waterfront, threatening Oregonians, bragging about ...
Aug. 2, 2018
In Oregon, we've got the chance to save lives by passing safe storage laws, but the extremists in the gun lobby will fight us every step of the way. That's ...
July 27, 2018
Mass shootings occur with horrific regularity. Any attempts to reduce or eliminate shootings fall prey to right-wing opposition. Republicans in Congress have once again refused to even fund research into ...
July 24, 2018
Our state is not doing enough to prevent accidental gun deaths. And the NRA is delighted by Oregon's failure to adequately protect our communities from senseless gun violence. At Oregonians ...
July 13, 2018
We the people have the right to be safe. The right to protection from gun violence. We have a simple plan that will make Oregon communities safer: Lock guns up.
June 20, 2018
Yesterday, the chief petitioners for safe gun storage (IP 44) made the difficult decision to not go forward with trying to qualify the Measure for the election in November. Today, ...
KPTV (Portland)
April 3, 2018

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April 2, 2018

Initiative Petition 44, filed Monday, would create additional storage, transfer and reporting requirements for gun owners.

The petition’s filing follows the Feb. 14 shooting at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Fla., and subsequent student walk-outs and marches in support of tightening gun regulations.

Statesman Journal
April 2, 2018

A new initiative petition filed Monday with the Oregon Secretary of State would require gun owners to use safety devices in the storage and transfer of firearms and to report a stolen or lost gun within 24 hours.

If a gun owner failed to do so, and the gun is used to injury a person or property within the next five years, the gun owner could face liability for that harm. That wouldn't apply in cases of self defense.

April 2, 2018

Two relatives of people killed in the 2012 Clackamas Town Center shooting filed a proposed ballot initiative Monday that would establish wide-ranging requirements for gun owners, from how guns must be stored to making gun owners liable for injuries caused with their firearms. Their initiative is the second gun-related measure that could appear on Oregon's November 2018 ballot if backers gather enough valid signatures.

KDRV (Medford)
April 2, 2018

Another petition aimed at stricter gun laws has been filed in Oregon state. This one, however, would only make relatively modest changes to how firearms are stored, transported, and shared with minors—according to the group Oregonians for Safe Gun Storage, who filed the petition.

“Establishing clear standards for responsible firearm storage will save lives," said chief petitioner and Gun Owners for Responsible Ownership PAC leader Jenna Yuille. "Unsafely stored firearms pose an immediate danger. People who gain unintended access often cause harm to themselves and others”

KGW (Portland)
April 2, 2018

On Monday, a group called Oregonians for Safe Gun Storage filed a prospective petition for a ballot measure in the November 2018 general election.

The group noted that most school shootings involve guns taken from the shooter’s family or relative’s home, and children are disproportionately likely to be hurt by improperly stored guns.

“Oregon deserves a culture where gun owners behave responsibly,” said Paul Kemp, one of the petitioners. “This is how we will make our communities safer and cure the scourge of gun violence that is plaguing our state.”

Oregon Public Broadcasting
April 2, 2018

Supporters on Monday filed an initiative that would require gun owners in Oregon keep their weapons locked up when not in use. Gun owners could also face greater legal liability if they did not secure their weapons and they were used to injure or kill someone.

March 30, 2018
Failure to properly store firearms puts our communities at risk. Unlocked, unsecured guns greatly increase the risk that a child or other unauthorized person will gain access to a gun ...