Oregon lawmakers hear heated testimony on gun-control bill

Posted: April 2, 2015 by gamegetterII in anti-gun asshattery
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Key point raised by one sheriff..

Grant County Sheriff Glenn Palmer responded the law will be impossible to enforce.

“I don’t have any idea how it’s going to be enforced. I will tell this committee I have no intention to enforce it,” Palmer said. “State law allows me to use discretion on misdemeanors and I plan to use it every step of the way,” he added.

My opinion follows story.

SALEM, Ore. (AP) – A heated debate over gun control in the Oregon Legislature on Wednesday drew relatives of people killed during an Oregon mall shooting, law enforcement officers and gun owners as Democratic lawmakers push a bill expanding background checks to cover private firearms sales.

The Senate Judiciary Committee heard two hours of public testimony on a proposal that would require gun buyers and sellers who aren’t related to appear in person before a licensed gun dealer who can run a background check through the Oregon State Police. Proponents say it would close a “loophole” that widened with the advent of Internet gun transactions.

“This bill will not take all the guns off the streets, it will not remove all the guns from the illegal buyers,” said Robert Yuille, whose wife Cindy was killed during a shooting at the Clackamas Town Center in December 2012 while she was Christmas shopping. “It will take some off. Hopefully it’ll take the one off that would have killed your wife or your daughter.”

Opponents said background checks are ineffective, difficult to enforce and disproportionally burden law abiding citizens. Dan Reid, a National Rifle Association representative, said most criminals acquire guns through ways that are already illegal, such as through theft and the black market. The gun used in the Clackamas shooting was stolen.

Keizer Republican Sen. Kim Thatcher asked how law enforcement officers would be able to police every private transaction, and Grant County Sheriff Glenn Palmer responded the law will be impossible to enforce.

“I don’t have any idea how it’s going to be enforced. I will tell this committee I have no intention to enforce it,” Palmer said. “State law allows me to use discretion on misdemeanors and I plan to use it every step of the way,” he added.

The state’s background check requirement already goes further than federal law, requiring them at gun shows.

The seller of a gun would face a misdemeanor for a first offense, punishable by up to a year in jail and a $6,250 fine. A second offense would be a felony, with a potential sentence of up to 10 years in prison and a $250,000 fine.

Oregon law already prohibits giving a gun to minors, felons, people with recent convictions for violent behavior or those who have been found by court to have a mental illness.

Brady Campaign President Dan Gross said Oregon would be the sixth state since the Newtown school massacre to pass background checks on all gun sales.

Two previous attempts to require background checks for private sales have failed in the Oregon Legislature, but last year’s election saw Democrats increase their majority by two seats to 18-12 in the Senate. The wins were in part because of a push by a leading gun control group backed by billionaire Michael Bloomberg, which contributed $75,000 to Sen. Chuck Riley of Hillsboro, who defeated the Republican incumbent who opposed universal background checks.

The Senate Judiciary Committee is scheduled to vote on the measure Thursday morning. If it passes, it could get a vote in the full Senate as soon as next week.

Bloomberg and co. are checking off states on their list one by one-this will be #6 if this bullshit is passed. There is no valid reason for this law,it will do exactly nothing to prevent “gun violence”-even county sheriff’s say it will be impossible to enforce-and at least one has testified that he has no plans of enforcing the law if it is passed. Gun owners in Oregon need to make it clear that they will not comply-if enough gun owners,in enough states simply refuse to comply-Blomberg et-al will stop trying to get similar garbage on state ballots-until they do stop,gun owners have to stand up speak out and fight back !    It’s  5-0.  Team Bloomberg/Shanon Watts and co 5,gun owners ZERO.                                                                                                                                                                 We must fight  back a lot harder than we have so far-the only state that has Patriots stepping up,and standing in opposition, no, defiance of this bullshit is Washington state-look to the gun owners of Washington state-to those few who stand every time this nonsense is in the news,or being voted on,or more such nonsense is being introduced-those who risked arrest,and even were arrested in one case-look  at what they are doing-follow their example…
They have the ‘nads to lead from the front-do you?
Resist,defy,stand in opposition,stand in defiance-tell those who would take the means to defend yourselves,your loved ones and your liberty from you that you will not bow down and submit to their draconian gun control schemes. The right to self-defense is a basic human right! The right to keep and bear arms is enshrined in our Constitution,it is of such importance that the founders put it at #2 in the Bill of Rights.
Those who seek to take your right to keep and bear arms from you only seek power over you-they seek to control you and your loved ones.
They can not control an armed populace
The first thing every tyrant who rose to power in recent history did was disarm the citizenry,so that they were easier to control.
We must not allow that to happen here-we must not let those who seek power and control over us to disarm us-we must fight for our right to keep and bear arms-some of us may go to jail-that’s part of civil disobedience.
We need numbers,we need huge crowds at protests-if the stoned out of their gourds hippies and flower children could get large crowds in the 6o’s and 70’s…
then today’s 80-100 million gun owners should be able to have a huge turnout at every protest-every one-that’s what it takes-we need to have a huge crowd-a crowd bigger than the hippies had back when they were protesting the Vietnam war,we need crowds like there were during the height of the civil rights movement.
We need these huge crowds outside very statehouse in every state that Bloomberg and co. slime 
their way onto the ballot in. You know as well as I do that there are more gun owners than anti-gun zealots-lets start showing up-in force-at every event to protest any of this anti-gun asshattery.
Stand Up! Speak Out ! Fight Back !
Resist !
Defy !
Fight Back !
Do Not Submit !
Do Not Bow Down !

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