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Aug. 2, 2018
It doesn't get any more straightforward than this: In Oregon, we've got the chance to save lives by passing safe storage laws, but the extremists in the gun lobby will ...
July 27, 2018
Mass shootings occur with horrific regularity. And any attempts to reduce or eliminate shootings fall prey to right-wing opposition in Congress. Republicans in Congress have once again refused to even ...
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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Associated Press
April 3, 2018

Two people whose loved ones were shot dead at an Oregon shopping mall by a man with a stolen assault rifle are among chief petitioners of a proposed ballot measure that calls for firearms to be safely stored.

The initiative, filed Monday with the secretary of state’s office, also would require law enforcement to be quickly contacted when a firearm is lost or stolen.

“Establishing clear standards for responsible firearm storage will save lives,” said Jenna Yuille, a chief petitioner whose mother, Cindy Yuille, was killed at the Clackamas Town Center in 2012. Another chief petitioner, Paul Kemp, lost his brother-in-law Steve Forsyth in the random ¬attack at the mall near Portland by a gunman who then committed suicide.

Pamplin/East Oregonian Media Group
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 ...