SB 941 will not provide any additional protection of Oregon citizens against violence.
SB 941 will create new layers of legal barriers to already law abiding citizen.
My fear with SB 941 is that these citizens will now be at risk of being charged and prosecuted for acts they have done several times before with no negative effect on our community.
As with many of these laws, it becomes very difficult for law enforcement to enforce, and there’s no consideration of the financial impact on the already stressed court system and background check process already in place.
Sheriff, Oregon’s Yamhill County
April 22, 2015
[I have nothing to add.—Joe]