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Merkley's point of view

Discussion in 'Legal & Political Archive' started by Sawdust, Aug 13, 2009.

  1. Sawdust

    Sawdust Bull Mountain(Tigard), OR Gold Supporter Gold Supporter

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    I was out of town lately and was going through a bunch of old emails. I read Merkley's reply to a letter and email that I had sent. I knew he would not support my opinion but I was surprised by the hypocrisy of a statement in his reply. Here is his office's reply--check out the highlighted comment.



    Dear Garrett,

    Thank you for contacting me to share your views regarding an amendment offered to the Defense Authorization Act (S.1390) that would have modified gun ownership regulations by requiring states to recognize all other states' concealed carry permits. It is an honor to serve as your Senator, and I appreciate hearing from you on this important matter.

    I understand that people feel very passionately on both sides regarding the limits and regulation of gun ownership. The provision offered by Senators John Thune (R-SD) and David Vitter (R-LA) would have allowed gun owners with valid permits from one state to carry concealed weapons in other states that issue such permits. I voted in opposition to this amendment, which failed to pass and thus be adopted as part of the defense authorization bill.

    I opposed the Thune-Vitter amendment because the bill would have permitted gun owners from states with weaker gun laws to carry concealed weapons in Oregon. While I have always supported the right of law-abiding gun owners to own and use firearms, I believe states should have the right to establish and enforce their own gun laws, particularly since views tend to vary widely across regions.
    I believe that Oregonians, not politicians, should determine who has the right to carry within the state.

    Thank you, again, for sharing your thoughts with me, and please continue to keep me informed about the issues that matter most to you.


    All my best, Jeff Merkley
    United States Senate





    Isn't that exactly what he and others are doing?
     
  2. simpleguy

    simpleguy Clackamas Active Member

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    They read me his position statement on this. It went like this roughly.......Senator Merkley is against the reciprocity amendment because he does not think it would be safe or Oregonians to have unqualified individuals from states that do not have concealed laws as stringent as Oregon's.......blah, blah, blah........hmmmmmm...........

    I waited for this man to be done reading the press release and was dumbfounded. I asked......"do you realize Oregon has some of the most Liberal laws with respect to concealed carry?" Not that I mind, I wish there no concealed carry requirements at all

    Wasn't this guy an Oregon State Senator or Rep? Shouldn't he know our laws? Shouldn't this better help him make decisions that are beneficial to our State?

    I can answer that, NO, he's a Democratic Party Schill........
     
  3. Stomper

    Stomper Oceania Rising White Is The New Brown Silver Supporter

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    You are about the 3rd or 4th person to post this exact "form letter" reply.... he's an empty suit... to say the least.
     
  4. fingolfen

    fingolfen Oregon Member

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    I'm not even sure that he's got the "suit" part of the "empty suit"...
     
  5. Chee-to

    Chee-to Oregon Well-Known Member

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    Merkley's A TOOL !!!:thumbdown:
     
  6. motoman98

    motoman98 Gresham, OR Active Member

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    I wonder if "the People" realize that this Politician was elected for SIX years?
     
  7. Stomper

    Stomper Oceania Rising White Is The New Brown Silver Supporter

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    Probably not... and the dummies in this neck of the woods will probably re-elect him too. :rolleyes:
     
  8. Chee-to

    Chee-to Oregon Well-Known Member

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    The Libs in Multnomah county, "The state of Portland" run Oregon, so just get used to it...........:angry:
     
  9. grumpygy

    grumpygy Dexter New Member

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    I made the mistake of voting for him figuring he was better than what we already had. Well now all I know is he had better be a one term idiot.
     
  10. Jamie6.5

    Jamie6.5 Western OR Well-Known Member

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    Yeah, the choice was a RINO or TOOL.

    Whodathunkit! Man sometimes this state really sucks.