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Multnomah County Sheriff Extortion Racket

Discussion in 'NFA Weapon Discussion' started by Norm0931, Aug 27, 2014.

  1. Norm0931

    Norm0931 Hillsboro, OR Sgt. Sheep Silver Vendor 2016 Volunteer

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    So, I work at a local firearms shop and we had a customer who resides in Multnomah County inquire about the NFA procedures with Sheriff. I know how Washington County does things, but not Multnomah. I put in a call and they returned it after a week with some startling info.

    They charge a $35 administration fee so they can run a "local background check" on you and have someone "review your paperwork."

    ...So, they are basically extorting $35 from you to give you sign off.
     
  2. BigBull 301

    BigBull 301 PDX almost Well-Known Member

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    Welcome to te new world order.

    I'm surprised it is't more.
     
  3. Norm0931

    Norm0931 Hillsboro, OR Sgt. Sheep Silver Vendor 2016 Volunteer

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    When I informed her Washington County doesn't charge anything for a signature she didn't really care. Happy I live in Washington County rather than East Berlin, I mean Multnomah.
     
  4. jekbrown

    jekbrown vancouver, WA, USA, Earth, Sol, Milky Way Active Member

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    trust.
     
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  5. Joe13

    Joe13 NW of Vancouver Opinionated & Blunt Bronze Supporter 2015 Volunteer 2016 Volunteer

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    Good times;)
     
  6. jbett98

    jbett98 NW Oregon Bronze Supporter Bronze Supporter

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    Revokable Family Gun Trust. Worked for me, and it didn't cost a dime to set up.
     
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  7. ZA_Survivalist

    ZA_Survivalist Oregon AK's all day.

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    Thats crazy!

    Me thinks this needs to be a local topic in the next political session.

    Absolutely crazy.
    Glad Washington County is somewhat normal/gun friendly.
     
  8. Doc In UPlace

    Doc In UPlace Tacoma-ish Well-Known Member

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    Here in Pierce County they charge nothing. And sign nothing. How's that sound? :D
    We're accustomed to forcing the police to do their jobs, but this is ridiculous.
     
  9. pdrake

    pdrake WA Active Member

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    No offense intended to you Portlanders, but the more I read about Multnomah County and the attitude towards firearms, the less I am inclined to ever go back to the Weird City. It just gets worse, and worse.
     
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  10. BradC

    BradC Clackamas Active Member

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    Same with Clackamas County too I'm afraid. Just spent $70 to get my two form 4's signed :(
     
  11. bunnybunny

    bunnybunny Washington Member

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    At least Multnomah is signing the paperwork. There are some states where sheriffs refuse to sign off at all. Or worse, in the PRK we are not worthy enough to own NFA items.
     
  12. Norm0931

    Norm0931 Hillsboro, OR Sgt. Sheep Silver Vendor 2016 Volunteer

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    "At least" is a horrible excuse when discussing the criminal abuse of power given to a government authority. Hopefully someone from Multnomah convinces OFF to take this to court. There is no reason for a "local background check" when you are sending it in to BATFE for the exact same thing, but on a much more in depth scale.
     
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  13. Doc In UPlace

    Doc In UPlace Tacoma-ish Well-Known Member

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    Many Washington State counties don't. I heard that King County's S.O. will, but don't know anyone personally who has succeeded.
     
  14. Modeler

    Modeler Molalla, Oregon Soccer Fan

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    Exactly. Just because someone else gets it without lube doesn't make it ok for me to get it with lube. So to speak.
     
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  15. bunnybunny

    bunnybunny Washington Member

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    I'm not excusing their behavior or justifying it in any way. I am merely pointing out a fact.
     
  16. Martini_Up

    Martini_Up NW USA Well-Known Member

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    As everyone knows the signature is stating there are no local laws prohibiting the firearm being registered, NOT A PERMISSION SLIP. You can politely remind the SD of that fact and also remind them that you are being courteous and don't need the signature to secure your firearms and refuse to pay for a local background check which the FBI is going to do anyway.
     
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  17. BradC

    BradC Clackamas Active Member

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    I like that idea but it wouldn't fly in some of the bigger counties; they'd probably refuse a signature altogether. I'm sure OFF could bring up that point in court though
     
  18. PDXSparky

    PDXSparky Keizer / Hillsboro Well-Known Member

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    Mine cost $97 for a NFA specific trust and I'd pay that again for it. I've sent it in 4 times so far. :cool: