SB 527 : Gun Dealers Not Required to Sell Firearms to People Under Age of 21

Position: Support Status: Senate Judiciary Committee

Federal licensed firearms dealers who do not sell firearms to people under the age of 21 will no longer face discrimination charges.

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1-9 (S) Introduction and first reading. Referred to President's desk
1-13 (S) Referred to Judiciary

After a 19 year old male killed 17 people in 2018 at the Parkland shooting, some gun dealers made the decision to no longer sell firearms to people under the age of 21, The decision was challenged in Oregon court. The court determined that not selling a firearm to a person under 21 is age discrimination. As a result of that decision, at least one store decided to not sell any firearms in Oregon.

This bill would create an exemption in Oregon’s anti-discrimination law that would allow gun dealers to not sell firearms to a person under 21 without facing charges of discrimination.

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Allows gun dealer or person transferring firearms, firearm accessories, ammunition or ammunition components for purchase at gun show, or business engaged in repairing or servicing firearms to establish minimum age of 21 years for such purchases, repairs or services. Creates exemption from antidiscrimination statute for enforcement of policies that impose age-based restrictions on purchase of firearms, firearm accessories, ammunition or ammunition components or on repairing or servicing of firearms in place of public accommodation.