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Floyd Prozanski is at it again

Discussion in 'Legal & Political Archive' started by MrNatural, Jun 16, 2015.

  1. MrNatural

    MrNatural Oregon Well-Known Member

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    Concealed handgun reciprocity bill: Is it now dead in Oregon Legislature?

    A bill aimed at allowing concealed handgun licensees from many states to carry their firearms in Oregon has been suddenly derailed.

    The measure sped through the House with almost no opposition and appeared headed for passage in the Senate. But it is now in jeopardy following the release of a new legal opinion suggesting that Senate changes made the bill largely meaningless.

    The Senate on Monday yanked House Bill 3093 of the floor and sent it to to the Senate Rules Committee, where its House sponsor, Rep. Bill Post, R-Keizer, predicted that "it will most likely die a quiet death."

    Post said on Facebook that he was upset that Senate Judiciary Chairman Floyd Prozanski, D-Eugene, won changes in his committee that "successfully killed" the chance for "true reciprocity" in Oregon for concealed handgun holders from other states.

    Prozanski said he planned to to continue to work on the bill in the rules committee to find successful wording. He said he disagreed with the House version of the bill because it did not require concealed handgun licensees from other states to meet all requirements of Oregon law. The House version only required out-of-state licenses to meet the Oregon CHL's gun-competency provisions.

    "We are not going to make Oregonians second-class citizens in their own state," said Prozanski, who has also raised the ire of gun-rights activists by being the chief sponsor of the new law that will require background checks on private gun transfers.

    The Senate version of HB 3093 says that concealed handgun licenses from other states would not be honored in Oregon unless they meet all of the qualifications for an Oregon CHL.

    At the request of Senate Minority Leader Ted Ferrioli, R-John Day, the Legislative Counsel's office looked at the laws of the other 49 states and could not find one that "unequivocally" met Oregon law. In particular, the opinion said Oregon is unusual in denying licenses to applicants who have had any kind of misdemeanor conviction and for not granting them to people under 21, particularly if they are in the military.

    The National Rifle Association and other gun-rights groups have pushed heavily for reciprocity laws, arguing that CHL licenses should be honored around the country.

    Groups supporting tighter gun laws oppose efforts to pass a reciprocity bill, saying that they think Oregon standards are not high enough.

    Prozanski noted in an interview that Post and the NRA supported the Senate version of the bill, at least until they saw the legal opinion. He said he is willing to change the bill to say that states allowing under-21 licensees could have older CHL holders recognized if they otherwise met Oregon requirements.

    On the Senate floor Monday, Republican lawmakers sought to make clear their strong support for a reciprocity bill of their liking by moving to bring four other concealed-handgun measures to the floor that have been bottled up in committee.

    "We believe we may not have an opportunity to vote for a good reciprocity bill this year" unless another measure is moved out of committee, said Sen. Tim Knopp, R-Bend. He unsuccessfully urged senators to take up Senate Bill 528, which would recognize valid concealed handgun licenses from all other states.

    The Democratic majority killed efforts to bring all four bills to the floor, as they typically do when Republicans try to circumvent the committee process.

    HB 3093 -- the reciprocity bill sent to the Senate Rules Committee on Monday -- also includes a provision that would make clear that gunpowder-actuated nail guns are not technically firearms, and the transfer of them would not be subject to background checks.

    Monday's action also raises doubts about whether the Legislature will act on the issue affecting one type of nail gun.

    --Jeff Mapes
  2. Hawaiian

    Hawaiian Tigard Oregon Well-Known Member

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    The Dems had this planned all along. When all Dems, except one, voted for this in the House I was like WTF, this is way out of character for them. Now we know why. They tried to use this bill to say, "look, we are not anti all firearm rights". They voted for the House bill because the plan to kill it later was already in place and they already knew it was doomed. Same old political smoke and mirrors game trying to deceive the public.
  3. jim97701

    jim97701 Bend Well-Known Member

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    Prozacskie's gotta go! Get him the hell outta there!.:mad:
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  4. RW-Ore

    RW-Ore Oregon Well-Known Member

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    Val Hoyle's name will have a big stain on it even though per chance she is not recalled. We are doing everything we can to recall her.

    Prozanski has to go, he has tried for three years to get gun control laws passed the last two years it has been up for a vote of the people and was voted down but this year he made it an emergency taking it out of our hands and with Bloomburg's money he forced it through. He has to go he is dirty.
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  5. U201491

    U201491 Well-Known Member

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    Disappear time.....The political black fog needs be his future
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  6. RW-Ore

    RW-Ore Oregon Well-Known Member

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    He needs to be gone, back to traffic court for him period.