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

  1. pokerace

    pokerace Newberg Well-Known Member

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  2. FreedomNW

    FreedomNW Portland, OR Member

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    We need to pass this around, call more legislators, and get the word out to the non-firearm public.

    Tell them you will support their opponents and contribute financially to whoever is running against them, even if it isn't in your district, if they support these bills.

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  3. Modeler

    Modeler Molalla, Oregon Soccer Fan

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    Senator Prozanski will be hearing gun-control bills in his Senate Judiciary committee next week; the sudden urgency is in response to the recent taping of Senator Burdick's home. The meetings are generally at 8:30 in the morning. You can attend and speak at the meetings if you like, or you can submit written testimony to the committee via .pdf file.

    I encourage everyone who is unable to attend to submit written testimony as described above (but you should wait until the specific bills show up on the agenda).
     
  4. GOG

    GOG State of Jefferson Well-Known Member

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    3200 is just the tip of the iceberg. Proposed 2013 Gun Bills:

    2013 Gun Bills - Oregon Firearms Federation

    One of the major reasons we moved here from Kalifornia was to get away from the anti 2A sentiment and regulations. The liberal/leftist fools and their entitlement class pawns are the same here as there. I realize that it's a national push, but it's horrible in some states and sadly, Oregon is one of them.
     
  5. PiratePast40

    PiratePast40 Willamette Valley Well-Known Member

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    Public hearings are now scheduled for March 14th at 8 a.m. in hearing room 343. Open for discussion are SB 700, SB347, SB 699, and SB796.
     
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  6. Tinga

    Tinga Umpqua Valley New Member

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    Don't take their word on them meeting. Check for yourself. Nothing for HB 3200 is showing out to March 21st. I'll be keeping an eye out on the schedule to see if they schedule it in.
    Committee Agendas Online
     
  7. PiratePast40

    PiratePast40 Willamette Valley Well-Known Member

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    Unfortunately, we now have two threads going on this. Here is my response to the other thread:

    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.
     
  8. GOG

    GOG State of Jefferson Well-Known Member

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    Hang tough guys, more anti-Constitutional proposals on the way.

    This morning's OFF Alert:

    Oregon Firearms Federation
    PO Box 556
    Canby, OR 97013

    Voice: (503) 263-5830

    Oregon's Only No Compromise Gun Lobby - Oregon Firearms Federation
    OFF ALERT 03.08.13
    GUN BILLS
    BACKGROUND CHECK SHUTDOWNS


    Today, OFF debated "Ceasefire Oregon" at the Portland CIty Club.

    One of the demands that Ceasefire Oregon made repeatedly was for “universal background checks.”

    While their spokeswoman claimed that "criminals don’t get background checks" AND claimed that "background checks stop criminals", here is an interesting fact. The Oregon Background Check System has been SHUT DOWN today.

    Gun dealers could not transfer firearms. So instead of the usual situation where only some people are denied, today, everyone was.

    If you have to beg for government permission to exercise a “right” it’s not a “right”. If that permission is not even available, it’s even worse.

    This is the danger we face if legislation to pass mandatory background checks for private transfers passes. This is one of the bills we have been told to expect to be heard next week.

    For people who own guns, delays are inexcusable but not life-threatening. For a person who has concerns for her safety, a delay on a firearms transfer is a game changer. That’s why we believe any bill to expand the failed background check system to private transfers must be defeated.

    As you know, we expect several restrictions of Second Amendment rights to be heard next week. While none of this is official, here is what Senator Jeff Kruse sent out today:

    _________________________________________

    "Before I get into the subject of this week’s newsletter I want to give everyone an alert. Senator Prozanski, who is the Chair of the Senate Judiciary Committee, has announced there will be hearings next Thursday and Friday on 4 gun bills. They are SB 347, 699, 700 and 796. The Democrats have the majority and therefor have the right to have hearings on any bills they wish. Elections have consequences, and one of those is the ability to set the agenda. As a member of the committee I will do everything I can to stop these bills and I think we may be able to. My request of anyone who intends to come to the hearings is to be respectful and comport yourself in a dignified way. Part of their strategy may be the hope there will be some sort of incident, and that is the last thing we need.”

    ___________________________________________________________________________


    Until the bills are officially scheduled we cannot say for sure that anything will happen. So for now it’s all rumor. But it’s also likely.

    There are a few things to keep in mind if you plan to come and testify on these bills. At any time, right up to when the hearing starts, Senate Judiciary Chair Prozanski can make any changes he wants. He can cancel the hearing, reschedule it, or kill the bills. He can take unlimited testimony from people who agree with his anti-gun agenda and then give the pro-gun side 30 seconds...or nothing.

    So, while even though at the time of this alert on Friday evening at 6:30, nothing has been officially scheduled, even if it IS, Prozanski can make any changes he likes to the schedule. Factor that in if you are planning to come to the hearing. Use this link to double check on the schedule. Committee Agendas Online
    Look for the schedule for "Senate Judiciary.” Assume nothing.

    The second thing to be aware of is this; one of the bills that may be heard outlaws Oregon citizens from having firearms in the Capitol. That’s YOUR building. The gun grabbers have repeatedly said that the Capitol is “everyone’s” building. That’s why they don’t want you there. It’s for “everyone” but gun owners.

    Rest assured that the gun grabbers are praying for some kind of incident in the Capitol with a gun owner, even though time and again we have demonstrated how responsible we are.

    Keep that in mind if you come. Let’s not accommodate them. Be sharp.

    At recent events at the Capitol, gun owners openly carried firearms inside and outside the building and the police reported “NO incidents.” Because of this there is every reason to believe the anti-gunners may attempt to seed the crowd with someone who will do something to embarrass gun owners and create opportunities for the gun grabbers.

    If you see someone doing something stupid, don’t assume he is one us. Step in and take action. The politicians and the media want an incident and there is no reason to believe one won’t be fabricated.

    More at either of the following links:
    2013 Senate Judiciary Committee - Oregon Firearms Federation

    GUN BILLS COMING. BACKGROUND CHECK SHUTDOWNS - Oregon Firearms Federation
     
  9. PiratePast40

    PiratePast40 Willamette Valley Well-Known Member

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    According to Ceasefire Oregon, hearings have been postponed.

    Dear Friends,
    The March 14th hearing on four gun safety bills has been postponed for a week or two. We will let you know as soon as it is rescheduled.
    Thank you for your support.
    Ceasefire Oregon

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  10. pokerace

    pokerace Newberg Well-Known Member

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    I have a problem believing them. I'm going to check....
     
  11. PiratePast40

    PiratePast40 Willamette Valley Well-Known Member

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    Obviously, Ceasefire Oregon and Burdick are receiving scheduling information from the Judiciary Committee prior to release of information to the general public. Is there legal recourse for such abuse of power?

    Would it be appropriate to notify the Oregon Attorney General of this?
     
  12. Modeler

    Modeler Molalla, Oregon Soccer Fan

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    There's no abuse of power there.Legislators are free to discuss their plans with other legislators (nothing would get done if they didn't communicate with each other) and disseminate information to their supporters. Don't knock the process, it's the same way Kevin Starrett gets his insider information from legislators supportive of his platform.
     
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    Brentley NW Oregon New Member

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    It's not just Burdick who's introducing this horrible legislation, but also Greenlick and Dingfelder. If you're in their districts, please let them know you won't stand for such nonsense as SB758 that would require a liability insurance policy that lists every gun you own.
     
  14. civilian75

    civilian75 Hillsboro, OR Well-Known Member

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    A backdoor registry!?