Another letter, This one from Sen Doug Whitsett

Discussion in 'Legal & Political Archive' started by U201491, Apr 7, 2015.

  1. U201491

    U201491 Well-Known Member

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    Some good advice

    The Second Amendment is the lynchpin of our United States Constitution. I have strongly opposed any infringement on that unalienable right, including any expansion of the mandatory state background check system. I will not change that firm stance.

    For the past four years, fourteen Senate Republicans and Senator Betsy Johnson (D) have maintained a 15 vote coalition that has prevented any anti-gun bills from moving through the state Senate. I was instrumental in establishing that coalition.

    Two of the fourteen Senate Republicans were defeated in the November 4th election. Although I will continue to strenuously oppose anti-gun laws, our coalition no longer has the votes in the Senate to stop or in any way alter their passage.

    May I suggest that you and fellow passionate defenders of the Second Amendment focus your attention on developing two more strong no votes from among the Senate Democrat Caucus?

    Best regards,
  2. etrain16

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    Someone posted that letter yesterday in another thread. What would have been more helpful, in my opinion, would be if he had suggested a couple of names that might be worth talking to. He probably knows these folks better than any of us, and if he knows a few that may be able to be swayed, it would be nice to know that up front.
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  3. PiratePast40

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    Try these people first:
    1. Oregon Senate 2015 – Democrats

      Oregon House 2015 – Democrats

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