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Lift Every Voice Oregon: Promoting policies prohibiting the Sale of Assault Weapons and Large-Capacity Magazines 

Read our OpEd in Oregonian: Oregon should follow New Zealand’s lead on gun reforms

“We mourn with our Muslim sisters and brothers the great loss of life in the horrific shootings at the Al Noor and Linwood Mosques in Christchurch, New Zealand. Our faith communities have long stood together united in love to overcome violence and hate. We take solace in the actions of their prime minister for immediately taking steps to fix weaknesses in their gun laws – in particular, banning military-style semi-automatic weapons and large capacity magazines. And we hope that our own leaders in Oregon can find inspiration and show the same courage to protect Oregonians…”

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Bills to Ban Ammunition Magazines over 10 Rounds and to Regulate and Restrict Military-Style Firearms Introduced in the Oregon Legislature!

Two new bills that will reduce the number and availability of military-style weapons and ammunition in Oregon were introduced in the Oregon legislative session on February 28, 2019:

  • HB 3265 (click here for full text) will limit all ammunition magazines to ten rounds.

  • HB 3223 (click here for full text) will regulate currently owned military-style firearms and end the future sale, transfer and manufacture of those weapons.

The bill to limit ammunition magazines, HB 3265, will prohibit the use and future sale, transfer, and manufacture in Oregon of any firearm magazine that holds more than ten rounds of ammunition. Under current Oregon law, hunters are limited to just five rounds in a magazine when hunting large game such as elk.

HB 3223, which will regulate currently owned assault weapons, will prohibit the future sale, transfer, and manufacture of military-style assault weapons in Oregon. Gun owners who legally own firearms described in the bill may continue to keep the firearms but must register them with the Oregon State Police.

Please contact key public officials to show your support for these bills! You can find their contact info here.

Encourage your friends and neighbors to join with us. Send them this link so that they can join this growing movement.

Give as you are able and encourage others to do so. We need to raise several thousand dollars in the coming days to keep the campaign moving forward. DONATE

 
 

COMING EVENTS (Click Here For More)

Lift Every Voice and Sing

Lift every voice and sing
till earth and heaven ring,
ring with the harmonies
of liberty.
Let our rejoicing rise
high as the listening skies,
let it resound
loud as the rolling sea.

Sing a song full of the faith
that the dark past has taught us;
sing a song full of the hope
that the present has brought us:
facing the rising sun of the new day begun,
let us march on till victory is won.

James Weldon Johnson  1871-1938

 

Six Principles for Non-Violent Direct Action

Fundamental tenets of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.’s philosophy of nonviolence described in his first book, Stride Toward Freedom. The six principles include:

PRINCIPLE ONE:
Nonviolence is a way of life for courageous people.

It is active nonviolent resistance to evil.
It is aggressive spiritually, mentally and emotionally.

PRINCIPLE TWO:
Nonviolence seeks to win friendship and understanding.

The end result of nonviolence is redemption and reconciliation.
The purpose of nonviolence is the creation of the Beloved Community.

PRINCIPLE THREE:
Nonviolence seeks to defeat injustice not people.

Nonviolence recognizes that evildoers are also victims and are not evil people.
The nonviolent resister seeks to defeat evil not people.

PRINCIPLE FOUR:
Nonviolence holds that suffering can educate and transform.

Nonviolence accepts suffering without retaliation.
Unearned suffering is redemptive and has tremendous educational and
transforming possibilities.

PRINCIPLE FIVE:
Nonviolence chooses love instead of hate.

Nonviolence resists violence of the spirit as well as the body.
Nonviolent love is spontaneous, unmotivated, unselfish and creative.

PRINCIPLE SIX:
Nonviolence believes that the universe is on the side of justice.

The nonviolent resister has deep faith that justice will eventually win.
Nonviolence believes that God is a God of justice.