We now have the draft of Floyd Prozanski's promised anti-rights bill.
This bill is intended to expand the failed background check system to guns you give to your best friend, your great-grandson or even your cousin!
Punishment for doing this without "permission" from the State Police (who routinely delay and deny without justification) can get you a possible 5 years in the slammer and a fine of $125,000.00!
And these people call us "extremists."
The proponents of this nonsense like to brag about how many people were denied gun purchases through dealers and offer this as "proof" that the system is "working." Nowhere do they address all the people who are denied without justification. Nowhere do they address that when real prohibited persons are "denied" they simply leave the store and buy or steal guns elsewhere.
Nowhere do they address that this bill will do nothing to change that. They don't address that it is nearly unenforceable except against good people who may accidentally run afoul of this absurd mandate.
Nowhere do they address the reality that the State Police have shut down background checks altogether when their "systems were down," meaning that no transfers could take place, or the fact that all transfers could be ended by simply closing down the background check system for as long as the State Police or the politicians want.
Make no mistake, this is the bill the anti-gun militants and Michael Bloomberg want to create the list they need for confiscation. Don't believe it? Look at the news from New York where lists of guns have been used to confiscate them from the very people who OBEYED the law!
We must stop this now.
Contact info for the entire Senate Judiciary Committee is here.
Individual contact info and a sample message follow:
Senator Floyd Prozanski
Democrat - District 4 - South Lane and North Douglas Counties
Capitol Phone: 503-986-1704 District Phone: 541-342-2447
Senator Betsy Close
Republican - District 8 - Albany
Capitol Phone: 503-986-1708
Capitol Address: 900 Court St. NE, S-303, Salem, Oregon 97301
Senator Michael Dembrow
Democrat - District 23 - Portland
Capitol Phone: 503-986-1723 District Phone: 503-281-0608
Capitol Address: 900 Court St. NE, S-407, Salem, Oregon 97301
Senator Jeff Kruse
Republican - District 1 - Roseburg
Capitol Phone: 503-986-1701 District Phone: 541-580-3276
Capitol Address: 900 Court St. NE, S-315, Salem, Oregon 97301
Senator Arnie Roblan
Democrat - District 5 - Coos Bay
Capitol Phone: 503-986-1705
Capitol Address: 900 Court St. NE, S-417, Salem, Oregon 97301
The current background check system for gun purchases is a total failure. Qualified buyers are often delayed and denied. I strongly urge you to reject any expansion of this failed system to private transfers.
We have seen how these policies lead to confiscations as they have in New York and now California.
Vote against any restrictions on private transfers.
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