Position: Oppose Status: House Committee On Judiciary
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Firearm background checks not required for a participant in the Address Confidentiality Program or if person has a driver license bearing a continuous traveler residence.
2-23-17: Referred to Judiciary. 2-22-17: First reading. Referred to Speaker's desk. Chief Sponsors: Representative Post, Olson Regular Sponsors: Representative Esquivel, Heard, Nearman, Noble, Reschke, Smith DB, Sprenger, Wilson
The transfer of a firearm to a transferee who is a certified participant in the Address Confidentiality Program under ORS 192.820 to 192.868.
The transfer of a firearm to a transferee with a driver license bearing a continuous traveler residence address.
According to the Address Confidentiality Program website, a substitute address is used to protect domestic violence victims. HB 2974 stipulates an exemption from background checks which isn’t needed if a substitute address can be used. One may assume that the bill sponsors want to better protect domestic violence victims. A solution is to add the background check system to the Address Confidentiality Program list.
The need to protect Oregon citizens from possible untrained gun owners who wish to carry hidden, loaded guns into Oregon is far more important than saving a few non-Oregon residents a small amount of time and fees to obtain an Oregon CHL.