Good news! SB 719, Extreme Risk Protection Order, was successfully voted out of the House Rules Committee and is now headed to the House Floor for a vote. The vote must happen soon because the session could end this Thursday or Friday.
We must make sure this bill is scheduled for a House vote.
Although SB 1065 has had procedural problems, we still hope the key aspects of this bill can be passed.
Both bills are critical to reducing gun violence in Oregon, especially in preventing suicide and domestic violence. Saving lives often depends on keeping guns out of the hands of those who would harm themselves or others. SB 719 and SB 1065 will give Oregonians the tools we need to do just that.
Oregonians cannot wait another year to protect our loved ones who might be suicidal and who are suffering from domestic violence. Please call today.
Thank you for your great work to reduce gun violence.
Best wishes for a safe and happy Fourth of July.
Penny, Joanne, and the entire Ceasefire Oregon Team