HASSO HERING

A perspective from Oregon’s mid-Willamette Valley

Background check bill? It’s coming

Written March 24th, 2015 by Hasso Hering

Since the start of the Oregon legislative session, everybody interested in firearms has been waiting for the subject of expanded background checks to rear its controversial head. Here it is eight weeks in, and still no bill. But it’s coming, and now I have an idea of what the bill will say.


Shooting bill: Why exactly?

Written April 17th, 2013 by

Senate Bill 796 would require applicants for an Oregon concealed handgun license to prove they can shoot a handgun. Who could argue with that? Except that the original bill by Sen. Floyd Prozanski of Eugene was unworkable. It would require applicants to get a score of at least 70 percent on a shooting test almost impossible […]

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