H.R.38 – Concealed Carry Reciprocity Act of 2017
HR 38 passed the United States House of Representatives yesterday. This is a dangerous bill, and it is on its way to the Senate.
It’s imperative you call your Senators today.
- Senator Merkley’s Washington D.C. Office –> Phone: (202) 224-3753
- Senator Wyden’s Washington D.C. Office –> (202) 224-5244
Here’s a link to the text of the bill:
Why, You ask? Read this letter by a League member to Rep. DeFazio:
My name is Sandra Huffstutter, I live in Roseburg, Oregon, and I’m calling today to urge Congressman DeFazio to NOT SUPPORT reciprocal approval of out-of-state concealed carry permits.
I believe that reciprocal approval is a bad idea because a number of other states do not have the kind of sensible public safety restrictions on gun ownership and use that Oregon has.
For example, Oregon is one of only nine states that require universal background checks at point-of-sale for ALL gun purchases, including purchases at gun shows. Why would Oregon want to allow someone from another state who has never passed a background check to carry a concealed weapon in Oregon?
In addition, only half the states in the United States require concealed carry permit holders to have ANY live-fire training, with mandatory range time. Why would Oregon want to allow a gun-owner who has never practiced shooting the ability to carry a concealed weapon and engage in a live-fire situation on the streets of Oregon?
Finally, thanks to our last legislative session, Oregon is now one of only five states that allow families of emotionally disturbed gun owners to obtain an “Extreme Risk Protective Order” requiring emotionally disturbed family members to surrender their guns until their mental health crisis is resolved. Why would Oregon want to allow out-of-staters suffering mental breakdowns to carry concealed weapons while traveling in our state?
Reciprocal approval of out-of-state concealed carry permits will make Oregonians — who benefit from our state’s sensible gun safety laws — much, much less safe.
Please Call Today!