Gun Rights Examiner
January 18, 2014
Oregon’s Senate Judiciary Committee began work Friday on a draft bill concerning background checks on private firearms transfers, and backers of the proposed legislation are lying when they claim it is not a gun registration bill, Oregon Firearms Federation charged yesterday in a member alert.
The purpose of yesterday’s work session was to determine if LC 154 would be introduced as a committee bill instead of one that identifies its sponsor, giving a degree of political cover that OFF characterized as “cowardly” in its release. In this case, they had more than that to say about the bill’s main proponent, State Senator and Committee Chair Floyd Prozanski, and actually accused him of lying.
“Floyd went on to say that this bill is not a ‘gun registration’ bill, something he would never support!” OFF explained.
“So let’s review,” the alert continued. “Floyd Prozanski’s background check bill requires that when you give a gun to your best friend, or your cousin, or your uncle, that the State Police record the recipient’s name, address, sex, (and social security number if they choose to give it) and the make, model, caliber and serial number of the gun!”
“So the question is how is this not a registration bill?” OFF asked.