Act now to prevent gun violence in Oregon

If you or a loved one are in crisis, call the Suicide Hotline at 800-273-8255.

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Suicide and Guns

Suicide attempts using a gun are over 90% lethal, so removing access to a gun greatly diminishes the risk of suicide. Find out how you can protect yourself and your family.

Extreme Risk Protection Order

Domestic abuse. Suicide. Mass shootings. ERPO is a tool to stop violence. Learn how ERPO can protect you and your family.

Call your legislators

You are ready to take action to stop gun violence. Here's how to contact your legislators and make your voice heard. Oregon's Senators are: Senator Ron Wyden: (503) 326-7525 Senator Jeff Merkley: (503) 326-3386 Oregon's Representatives are: Rep. Suzanne Bonamici: (503) 469-6010 Rep. Greg Walden: (541) 389-4408 Rep. Earl Blumenauer: (503) 231-2300 Rep. Peter DeFazio: (541) 465-6732 Rep. Kurt Schrader: (503) 557-1324 When you call, identify yourself as a constituent. If you are speaking with a staff member, be polite and ask the person's name. Chances are, you'll be speaking with that person again. Give a clear and simple message like "Please vote NO on Bill XYZ." Ask if you can be called back about the issue. If you are uncomfortable talking to a staff member, call after hours and leave a message. It still counts!

Myths About Guns and Gun Laws

It is easy to get caught up in the rhetoric and vitriol surrounding the issue of guns in America. If you are unsure about how to lend your voice to the cause of gun violence prevention, take a look at our carefully-researched, factual guide to talking about guns.

Safe storage saves lives

The one common denominator in every firearm injury or death is access to a loaded firearm. The most important action parents, caregivers and gun owners can do to protect children is reduce their access to firearms and safely store all guns.

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What is the Oregon Firearm Safety Act?

The Oregon Firearm Safety Act (OFSA), passed in 2015, closes the private sale loophole and helps stop criminals from buying guns. Our OFSA guide will answer all your questions.