ANTI GUNNERS ARE AT IT AGAIN IN SALEM ACTION IS NEEDED GUYS

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Hi Guys,

OFF REPORT

You guys NEED to read this, the anti gun politicians are stacking the deck
in Salem. they are letting only anti-gun people speak mostly and they are not
giving the same info out to the pro-gun people and only giving it to the
anti-gun people. Guys you got to do this This in not
right!



Cognitive Dissonance and Phantom Amendments.


Today's Senate Judiciary Committee "hearing" was another display of the
paranoia of the anti-liberty crowd.

Although the meeting was supposed to be a hearing on three good gun bills,
it was, in fact, nothing more than theater arranged by, and for, the
anti-gun rights, government school establishment.

In an unusual "informational meeting", the opponents of gun rights were
given a virtual monopoly on public testimony, but more, they were given
information provided to no one else and the opportunity to testify at length
before anyone from the pro-freedom side had a chance to respond. While
limited and abbreviated testimony was taken from a few pro gun citizens, no
one from OFF or NRA had a chance to testify in spite of the fact that they
were "signed in" before almost everyone else.

The meeting followed a format we have never seen before. The "informational
meeting" took center stage but no pro-gun people had any insights into
exactly what the meeting was about. Strangely, that was not true of the
people who testified on behalf of the government schools.

They repeatedly voiced their support for "amendments to HB 2797." 2797 is
the bill that clarifies lawful carry of handguns on motorcycles, ATVs and
snowmobiles. The "amendments" clearly outlawed CHL holders from being on
school property. Oddly, only the government school representatives seemed to
have actually seen these "amendments." Even one member of the committee
asked what these supposed "amendments" were, since he had not seen them
either.

After repeated references to these amendments. the chair of the committee,
Floyd Prozanski, informed the audience that "there were no amendments to any
of the bills" being heard today. But even after he said that several times,
more representatives of the government schools referred to the "amendments
to HB 2797."

It was quite odd that numerous people who worked for the state school
establishment testified in favor of amendments to a specific bill that would
outlaw CHL carry on school property, but no one else saw these amendments
and the Chair insisted they did not exist. Someone is not being very
forthcoming.

Although we were told that the "informational meeting" would cover guns in
schools, rights restoration for people with felony convictions, and "mental
health issues" it was clear that the focus was on licensed carry at schools.
It was also clear that the anti-gun school establishment was privy to inside
information denied to everyone else.

The government school reps trotted out all the same paranoid cliches they
have been relying on for years. School superintendent Susan Castillo
testified that guns in schools were a dangerous proposition and illustrated
her position by citing Columbine, Thurston High School and Virginia Tech.
When asked if any of those shooters were concealed handgun license holders
she admitted they were not, but the schools did not want to "wait "until a
CHL holder opened fire on a class full of children. (Hey, it could happen,
right?) Of course, just as every CHL holder is a potential mass murderer,
every public school teacher is a potential child molester. So clearly we
need to address that issue.

Ginny Burdick demonstrated, once again, her perennially addled state by
testifying that CHL holders could not be trusted in schools because they did
not have the extensive training that police have. She went on to illustrate
her point by citing data from the New York City Police Department which
concluded that NYC cops rarely hit their targets.

This is an interesting argument. On the one hand, the anti-gun crowd does
not want to recognize the CHLs from other states because they may not meet
Oregon's lofty training requirements. On the other hand, we cannot trust CHL
holders in schools because they have such paltry training requirements.

Of course, over and over, the anti-gun mouthpieces complained about the
carnage caused by guns in schools. And over and over they were asked if any
of the people who were responsible for violence in schools were CHL holders.
The number of problems involving CHLs according to the anti-liberty zealots?
Er...uhh...oh...none.

After listening to multiple representatives of the Oregon government schools
testify that the most law abiding Oregonians need to be disarmed because of
the acts of the most criminal Oregonians, we were struck with a horrifying
thought. These people are teaching our children. There have been few more
compelling arguments for homeschooling than today's testimony.

If you are a public school teacher, you should know how you are being
represented in Salem. If you are a parent with children in the public school
system you should know how your children are being propagandized.

In spite of Prozanski's repeated denials, there would seem to be amendments
to one of the gun bills to, once again, dredge up the failed efforts to ban
CHL holders from being on school property. Why we are allowed to be in
malls, parks and even the Capitol, but we can't be trusted to pick up our
children from school is never answered by the school union reps, the School
Superintendent, or the orchestrated and delusional members of the government
school monopoly.

Either the teachers' union or the Chairman of the committee is lying about
the phantom "amendments" to 2797. The hearing ended with no testimony from
any member of the gun lobby. Prozanski announced that he would pick this
hearing up again next Tuesday. If the deck will be stacked again then, we
cannot say. It is clear however, that there is an effort to butcher the
pro-gun bills that passed the House with wide margins.

We strongly encourage you to continue to make your voice heard on the three
bills that were supposed to be heard today. Please contact the following
Senators and tell them to pass House Bills 2787, 2792, and 2797 as passed by
the House with NO amendments. These are the people that need to hear from
you. Do not be hesitant to contact them multiple times.

Floyd Prozanski
Capitol Phone:
503-986-1704
District Phone:
541-342-2447
sen.floydprozanski@state.or.us

Jackie Dingfelder
Capitol Phone:
503-986-1723
District Phone:
503-493-2804
sen.jackiedingfelder@state.or.us

Suzanne Bonamici
Capitol Phone:
503-986-1717
District Phone:
503-627-0246
sen.suzannebonamici@state.or.us
 
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Yep, The Oregonian and The Columbian are doing the same thing by not reporting much if anything on Project Gunrunner.

It's hard to win a pro gun argument and even harder if the whole truth is not given out!



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