2009 Oregon Legislative Session Comes to a Close
The Legislature adjourned sine die last week without passing any NRA-opposed measures. One pro-Second Amendment bill which NRA supported, Senate Bill 603 by State Senator Brian Boquist, did pass and has been signed into law by Governor Ted Kulongoski. The bill clarifies the term "accessible" as it applies to a motor vehicle operator in possession of a handgun, by stating that a handgun may legally be transported if it is kept in a locked container with the key removed from the lock in a vehicle that does not have a trunk (this includes lockable glove compartments and center consoles.) The bill has no effect on long gun transportation, the possession of a handgun in a vehicle by a CHL, or handguns transported openly.