Tuesday, July 11, 2017

How Oregon Democrats Rammed Through GUN CONFISCATION BILL. And How A Republican Helped.

The following article appeared on the Gateway Pundit on July 5th

Jennifer Williamson, Floyd Prozanski, Ginny Burdick, and Tina Kotek seem to be completely void of any ethics or morals.

With the help of one turncoat republican, Oregon democrats pulled every shady trick in the book to ram through what is being tabbed as an “extreme risk protection order”, which would allow a family member or household member to arbitrarily decide that someone is a risk to themselves or others, and grants police the authority storm one’s home and confiscate “deadly weapons“. This confiscation would take place with no substantive proof that the person in question ever did anything wrong, and the accuser need not have any mental health qualifications. The accused would then have to spend thousands of dollars of their own money on attorney and court fees to prove they are worthy of their 2nd Amendment rights.

Early statements from Oregon Firearms Federation included “Senate Bill 868 allows police or family members to request that a court force you to relinquish all firearms based on the accusers perception that you are dangerous to yourself or others. It does not require that you have committed a crime, it does not require that you have been convicted of a crime, and one of the indicators that you are “dangerous” is that you have purchased or attempted to purchase a firearm or ammunition in the last 180 days. Of course, this bill contains nothing that would allow for a person who really was a danger to himself to access any kind of help.”

Senate Bill 719 started off with summary of “Directs State Court Administrator to study methods for improving efficiency of courts and to report to appropriate committee or interim committee of Legislative Assembly no later than September 1, 2018.” But it turned into a gut-and-stuff by Senate Judiciary Committee chair Floyd Prozanski, after he made a procedural whoopsie and failed to “carry over” what was then SB868. Ya see, he waited until the second-to-last day before the deadline to pass bills out of committee before he scheduled this for a public hearing. The public hearing lasted the full 2 hours of committee time, so they couldn’t hold their work session, which is when bills get voted on in the committee. The proper thing to do in such case would be to announce that the bill is “carried over” to the next day, which was the deadline.

Except he forgot to do that, so SB 868 was not on the calendar to be voted on.

So the next day he took SB719, which was on the itinerary, and decided to add an amendment to the bill that basically stripped all of the original language and replace with the text of SB868. They passed the bill out of committee on the very last day to do such. So the new “extreme risk protection order” was SB719. It passed out of the state Senate on May 1st, on a 17-11 vote, with 2 excused for the day. Democrat Betsy Johnson was one of the 11 “NAY”s, as she is a reliable pro-gun vote.

However, one of the 17 “AYE” votes was republican Brian Boquist, who had been a consistent pro-gun senator for many years. During the 2016, his son committed suicide. That, of course, is a tragedy, and this author is not trying to minimize that. However, Boquist then set himself on a mission to co-sponsor this “extreme risk protection order”, while offering nothing to actually get the help that someone in a crisis needs. 

Michael Bloomberg with his newest dummy, Brian Boquist.

Another statement from OFF read:

Tonight in the Senate Judiciary Committee the Democrats passed SB 719 to the Senate floor over the objections of Republicans Kim Thatcher and Dennis Linthicum. This bill is the work of anti-gun zealot Ginny Burdick and Republican Brian Boquist.

This bill will require that local police come to your home and confiscate your firearms if a family member tells a judge that they think you are dangerous or suicidal. It also allows any police officer to make the same accusations about you to a judge. The police officer does not need to know you or even have ever met you.

You are not allowed to contest the confiscation order until after your rights and property have been taken.

Under this bill you can have your gun rights stolen and your property confiscated if you have purchased a firearm or ammunition in the last 180 days. That is not a misprint or a joke. A “household” member or police officer can request that your gun rights be eliminated and your guns confiscated by police…because you bought a gun.

While we think there will be more efforts to destroy your gun rights, SB 719 is the immediate danger.

Under this bill you get an opportunity to prove your innocence only after you have been punished with the confiscation of your property and the elimination of your rights.

Boquist claimed that “there is a process” for confiscating legally owned Class III items under this bill but neglected to say what it was. When we contacted ATF several weeks ago they said they knew of no such process and one Chief of Police told us he had no idea how this could be done legally.

Article continued at this link.

Oregon's Leftist Democrats and RINO helpers have been busy little tyrants this month. A short time ago, state politicos decided it might be a good idea to decriminalize Meth, Heroin and Cocaine. The Coach's Team has that story here.

So, drugs will be legal and guns won't. Sounds like a nice little left wing paradise, doesn't it!  Ed.

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