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Are background checks back on the table?

Discussion in 'Legal & Political Archive' started by deen_ad, May 7, 2013.

  1. deen_ad

    deen_ad Vancouver, WA Well-Known Member

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    Gun control: Are background checks back on the table?
     
  2. nilknarf

    nilknarf Beaverton Active Member

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    (sigh) more letter writing... don't forget to mention the latest stats on the declining gun homicides and violence since 1993 stuff as fodder for our argument guys...
     
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    rpatton Graham WA Member

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    His name is "Flake"... oh the irony...
     
  4. Father of four

    Father of four Portland, Oregon Well-Known Member

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    "Are background checks back on the table?" It will probably be a newly adopted Multnomah County ordinance in the near future.
     
  5. solv3nt

    solv3nt Portland Well-Known Member

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    Only the State Legislation has the authority to regulate the sale of firearms.

    166.170 State preemption. (1) Except as expressly authorized by state statute, the authority to regulate in any matter whatsoever the sale, acquisition, transfer, ownership, possession, storage, transportation or use of firearms or any element relating to firearms and components thereof, including ammunition, is vested solely in the Legislative Assembly.

    (2) Except as expressly authorized by state statute, no county, city or other municipal corporation or district may enact civil or criminal ordinances[\B], including but not limited to zoning ordinances, to regulate, restrict or prohibit the sale, acquisition, transfer, ownership, possession, storage, transportation or use of firearms or any element relating to firearms and components thereof, including ammunition. Ordinances that are contrary to this subsection are void. [1995 s.s. c.1 §1]
     
  6. Father of four

    Father of four Portland, Oregon Well-Known Member

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    Mark W. and (deleted member) like this.
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    solv3nt Portland Well-Known Member

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  8. Father of four

    Father of four Portland, Oregon Well-Known Member

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    You know buying and selling firearms is probably just a privilege? They can probably take those away from citizens as easily as the open carry privilege was taken away from the innocent citizens.

    Who needs the United States Constitution or the Oregon Constitution when we have city commissioners.
     
  9. BigStick

    BigStick Sherwood, OR Well-Known Member

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    Yeah, but that won't stop the coucil from trying and forcing the people to take it to court. They have a tendancy to keep pushing the envelope and manouvering around the constitution.
     
  10. solv3nt

    solv3nt Portland Well-Known Member

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    This particular issue is protected under Oregon Law, and if they force you to court, you force them into a settlement, which is why the Judicial branch is separated from the Legislative and Executive branch of government.
     
  11. deen_ad

    deen_ad Vancouver, WA Well-Known Member

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    Tell that to Oblammer and Holder (the withholder)!
     
  12. solv3nt

    solv3nt Portland Well-Known Member

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    Eric Holder is the Attorney General, and I wouldn't quite classify the Attorney General as part of the Judicial Branch. The Attorney General is the top legal advisor of the United States. The position is NOT tied to the Supreme Court.