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OFF ALERT Another Sell Out

Discussion in 'Oregon Firearms Federation' started by Northwest Firearms, Jul 1, 2016.

  1. Northwest Firearms

    Northwest Firearms Pacific Northwest Site Maintenance

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    Caving to the House Democrats tantrum-like sit-in on the House floor, Speaker Paul Ryan has capitulated to their demands and has promised a vote on an anti-gun bill next week.

    While it is unclear exactly which bill he will be hearing, it’s likely to be one approved by the National Rifle Association.

    The bill will most likely allow the government to forbid gun sales to persons on secret “terrorist watch lists.”

    As usual, these lists will be poorly crafted, badly reviewed and constantly misused. As many Oregonians know, you can be denied a gun for no reason and then it becomes your problem to correct it. That’s what politicians are now calling “due process”; your “right” to spend vast sums of time and money proving your innocence although you have never been accused of a crime.

    Clearly, people who are so dangerous they are not allowed to buy guns (legally of course, they can always get them illegally) should not be walking the streets. The fact is, nothing being promoted in response to the Orlando shooting would have had any effect on that terrorist attack, or any other mass shooting. The politicians know that, their goal is not to stop mass shootings or any other terrorist attack, their goal is to disarm you.

    No gun control bill is a good gun control bill, but by allowing a vote, Ryan is opening the door for endless amendments that can make it far worse. NRA should be opposing any new restrictions on gun rights. We need to control terrorists, not tools.

    Both Oregon Senators and 4 out 5 Oregon Congress members have called for more attacks on the Second Amendment.

    One of them, Kurt Schrader, is regularly endorsed by the NRA. We have asked the NRA if they plan to endorse him again. They have not responded.

    Please consider contacting NRA’s Federal lobbyist, Brandi Graham Pensoeau, and demand NRA end their support for gun grabbing Schrader. (202-651-2581 bgraham@nrahq.org)

    Schrader has a rock solid pro-gun opponent and we should not have a national gun rights group supporting a vocally anti-gun candidate.

    Our lone Republican member of Congress, Greg Walden, has made no statement we can find on how he will vote on more attacks on the Constitution.

    If you live in Walden’s district, please contact him and ask what he is doing to block votes on more dangerous gun control bills.

    At a time when we are in the most danger, it is insanity that our elected representatives are assisting in disarming us.

    Oregon Firearms Federation
  2. Sstrand

    Sstrand La Grande OR Well-Known Member

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    I get the feeling that a lot of so-called republicans in leadership positions would rather be democrats but aren't honest enough to admit it.

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  3. whiskeybill

    whiskeybill Battle Ground, WA Well-Known Member

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    Republicans are terrified of looking bad in the MSM, plain and simple. They are constantly on the defense and never on offense. And when they try to paint it as "bi-partisanship", the Democrats paint it as a defeat for the Republicans and a victory for them. They will never win with that kind of strategy. It doesn't work, and the Democrats will make sure it never works. No wonder folks are tired of the same old song and dance. Who wants to cheer on the losing team, anyway?
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  4. erudne

    erudne The Pie Matrix PPL Say Sleeping W/Your Rifle Is A bad Thing? Bronze Supporter

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    If it violates the 2nd A then it is not legitimate
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  5. Doc In UPlace

    Doc In UPlace Tacoma-ish Well-Known Member

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    I think I agree in principle- but as a practical matter, we can't give life sentences to people for an armed robbery or many other violent crimes, nor can I agree it's a good idea (if this was the logic) to be selling guns to those who might be out of prison for awhile.

    Life is not a matter of absolutes, either a life sentence or guns are OK to sell to violent felons. It's not 'clear' or anywhere that simple in my view.

    The post does beg a very good question though, that is what's happened to NRA? It seems that they have faded badly on important state-level legislation, having made not so much as a dent in Washington and Oregon's recent measures and from the sound of it, now California has a whole flock of new useless laws. Whence NRA? Did they do anything?

    It seems like we're getting creamed in the State capitals. The more green the worse: