Tuesday, January 6, 2009

The Ongoing Oregon CHL Controversy

The Oregon Firearms Federation recently posted an update on the ongoing efforts and activity around maintaining the privacy of Oregon concealed handgun license holders. The ruling that the Jackson County Sheriff should turn over the personal information of CHL owners is still under appeal, and I don’t have any word at this point as to when that case will actually go to trial.

In the meantime, OFF is working to introduce legislation that would protect the names and personal information of CHL holders. The upcoming legislative session starts on January 12th, and the bill will either be introduced early in the session or "pre-session filed."

In the latest news, Josephine County Sheriff Gil Gilbertson has called a town meeting to be held on January 13, 2009 at the Redwood Grange in Grants Pass. On the agenda:

"Should concealed handgun permit holders information remain private? Should the media be allowed to publish the names and address of permit holders? Sheriff Gilbertson recently stated his opinion on this issue, and his strong belief in the Constitution, specifically the 2nd amendment. This will be the central topic of discussion, as well as other 2nd amendment related issues, such as “restricted shooting districts”. This will be an open forum, with questions from the audience welcome. As time allows we will also discuss the ongoing funding issue, and the future of Josephine County Law Enforcement. Plan on attending this informative meeting and learn more about this important issue, the Sheriff’s position, and how this affects you."

Sounds like it will be an important meeting, and any readers from Southern Oregon should plan on trying to attend!

Until next time!!!

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