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Not my "friend", March 14th! Speak up people. "Gun rights extremists", REALLY!?!

Discussion in 'Legal & Political Archive' started by DOA, Mar 6, 2013.

  1. DOA

    DOA Aloha, OR -185th & TV Hwy Active Member

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    This is the wonderful message that I received today.


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    Senator Ginny Burdick
    D-Portland, District 18

    Phone: 503-986-1718 900 Court St. NE, S-213 Salem Oregon 97301
    Email: sen.ginnyburdick@state.or.us Website: Senator Ginny Burdick




    Dear Friends,

    As many of you know, I have been working hard this session to pass common-sense gun legislation. The time to act on these reasonable measures is now. We know that the gun rights extremists who pretend to speak for all gun owners will continue to bombard legislators with the absurd message that guns have nothing to do with gun violence. But the reasonable majority must take on this issue as if our lives depended on it — because they well might. We have gotten an outpouring of support and people wondering what they can do to help.

    I am pleased to announce that there will be four bills heard on March 14 at 8am in the Senate Committee on Judiciary.


    They are:

    • SB 347 – Removes the exemption for Concealed Handgun License (CHL) holders to carry a firearm on K-12 school grounds.
    • SB 700 – Requires criminal background checks on all gun purchases and transactions except those between immediate family members.
    • SB 699 – Removes the exemption for CHL holders to carry a firearm in the Capitol Building unless given written permission by Legislative Administration.
    • SB 796 – Requires all persons applying for a CHL permit to pass a firing range test.

    We need your help! The citizens of Oregon who believe that gun violence is a real problem can no longer be silent. Please plan on attending the committee hearing. If you are interested, you can make your voice heard by testifying in front of the committee as a concerned parent, educator, community leader, responsible gun owner, or caring citizen. Even if you are not planning to testify, your presence at the committee is important.

    If you are planning on coming, please let our office know.

    Sincerely,

    Senator Ginny Burdick
     
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  2. deen_ad

    deen_ad Vancouver, WA Well-Known Member

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    Well, I won't be there (I'm a WA resident) but if I was I'd let her know I was coming, but it would be to support voting those bill down!
     
  3. Modeler

    Modeler Molalla, Oregon Soccer Fan

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    It's on!

    Show up to testify against these bills, or if you're not able to make it you can submit written testimony to the Senate Judiciary Committee in .pdf form (don't put your comments in the body of your e-mail) by sending the comments (again, in .pdf form) to Annola DeJong by noon the prior day.

    IN ORDER FOR YOUR WRITTEN COMMENTS TO BE INCLUDED IN TESTIMONY THEY MUST BE IN .PDF FORM AND BE E-MAILED BEFORE NOON (1200 HRS) ON MARCH 13TH.

    INCLUDE AN INDIVIDUAL STATEMENT FOR EACH BILL AND BE CLEAR FOR WHICH BILL YOU ARE PROVIDING TESTIMONY.


    Barring some strange catastrophe I'll be there to testify against these bills.
     
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  4. Modeler

    Modeler Molalla, Oregon Soccer Fan

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    Another note... the swing vote on this committee will be Arnie Roblan (D Coos Bay). He has traditionally been a supporter of 2A rights, and was recently publicly recognized as such by Kevin Starrett. Hopefully he can block this silliness from ever making it out of committee.
     
  5. Shaolo

    Shaolo USA Active Member

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    This lady is so BSI it's not even funny.
     
  6. DOA

    DOA Aloha, OR -185th & TV Hwy Active Member

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    Thank you for helping everyone out and providing direction!!!
     
  7. Modeler

    Modeler Molalla, Oregon Soccer Fan

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    Thanks for letting everyone know about Senator Burdick's e-mail. This information hasn't made it out through the usual legislative channels yet.

    I added some clarification to the above statement.
     
  8. bnsaibum

    bnsaibum Corvallis, OR Well-Known Member 2015 Volunteer

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    bump
     
  9. Oklahomie

    Oklahomie Marysville Active Member

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    I don't understand SB 347, most criminals don't have permits so I don't get it. And it's not like the are going to start open carrying anytime soon...

    I'm sorry you guys have to put up with this poop.
     
  10. PiratePast40

    PiratePast40 Willamette Valley Well-Known Member

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  11. PiratePast40

    PiratePast40 Willamette Valley Well-Known Member

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    Just called Senator Prozanskis' office and asked why the hearing isn't on the schedule. The response was that they will publish it sometime next week.

    Keep in mind that you still need your presentation materials submitted at least 24 hours in advance if you plan to testify. Additionally, you most likely will not be placed on the schedule until you appear at the meeting room. That means first come , first served, so make sure you show up at least a half hour in advance in order to be placed on the schedule. Based on the potental for a large turnout by people on both sides, we will probably only be given 1 minute to speak. Be prepared to be brief, concise, and on topic.

    I believe you may be able to schedule testimony on each bill separately so be prepared if they allow that as well.
     
  12. bnsaibum

    bnsaibum Corvallis, OR Well-Known Member 2015 Volunteer

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    It'll probably be published and then postponed once or twice, just to make it harder for reason to show up to the fear party.
     
  13. vertical ascent

    vertical ascent Vancouver Active Member

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    It is time for most people to quit standing in the sidelines, just standing there as a spectator, if you are not a registered voter, become a voter, not just a voter, become an informed voter. This is the first step in getting your voice heard, writing comments on a forum and not being a registered voter is like going to a firefight with blank ammo, you're just making noise.
     
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    edogg Western Washington Active Member

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    In case you don't know how to create a .PDF file, you can install Cute PDF (CutePDF - Convert to PDF for free, Free PDF Utilities, Save PDF Forms, Edit PDF easily.) for free, write your letter in Word or Notepad or other program of your choice, then print the file like you would to paper. When the print dialog box comes up, select the Cute PDF printer instead of your regular paper printer.

    Voila! PDF file. :thumbup:
     
  15. Kable

    Kable Lynnwood Active Member

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    We use that a lot where I work and its free, great program.

    If I lived in Oregon I would call in sick if I had to in order to make it to that hearing.elected officials like that drive me insane.
     
  16. ZigZagZeke

    ZigZagZeke Eugene Silver Supporter Silver Supporter 2015 Volunteer

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    If you use a Mac, just click "File" then "Print", then click the "PDF" button under the print options and select "Save as PDF".
     
  17. bnsaibum

    bnsaibum Corvallis, OR Well-Known Member 2015 Volunteer

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    GuyBMeredith Salem, Oregon Active Member

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    I sent a note letting her know that she needs to show the facts behind her claim that people speaking for firearms owners are extremists and not talking for the rest of us.
     
  19. TKevlar

    TKevlar Eugene, Oregon, United States Active Member

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    Not one of those bills does a thing to address crime or the issues they claim to want to focus on. All they do is restrict law abiding citizens which seems to be what these idiots are really in favor of.
     
  20. bnsaibum

    bnsaibum Corvallis, OR Well-Known Member 2015 Volunteer

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    Is anyone going to be able to make it to this?