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Discussion in 'Legal & Political Archive' started by ZachS, Feb 28, 2010.

  1. ZachS

    ZachS Eugene/PDX Active Member

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    The Gun Owners Caucus of the Oregon Democratic Party is meeting in Hood River next weekend. Great way to make your voice heard in this one-party state - I'm sure there's a shortage of "no compromise" folks in this group.

    Details here.
     
  2. Trlsmn

    Trlsmn In Utero (Portland) Well-Known Member

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    Why only registered Democrats?
     
  3. ZachS

    ZachS Eugene/PDX Active Member

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    Due to the fact that only Democrats will be able to direct the policy decisions made at this event, I believe it will be of most interest to them. As the link states, all are welcome.
     
  4. longcolt

    longcolt Zephyrhills, FL Active Member

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    Thats very positve that gun owners and hunters within the Democratic party of Oregon are pushing to pick and influence candidates that support gun rights.

    The trend in the democratic party nationally has been the opposite. Most of the anti-gun legislation is coming from the Democratic side in Congress currently. I sure would like to see this trend reversed.
     
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    elsullo Portland Oregon New Member

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    This is the message site for one of the pro-gun-freedoms factions of the Oregon Democratic Party: http://BlueSteelDemocrats.blogspot.com

    Our "shall-issue" concealed gun carry law came courtesy of Democrat gun activists. Alas, it was a compromise that also brought us the "gunshow loophole closure", but I call it a good deal......................elsullo :thumbup:
     
  6. ZachS

    ZachS Eugene/PDX Active Member

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    It wasn't just the pro-gunners - If I remember correctly, Vera Katz actually co-sponsored the bill!

    Oregon's not even close to being the most pro-gun state, but based on Brady Campaign score it's the best one (tied with WA) run by urban Democrats. Minnesota and Wisconsin were somehow given lower scores than Oregon, but I think we can throw them out of the running due to their antiquated notions about concealed carry. Colorado also has a lower score, but I think it has more Republicans in the mix. The rest of the states that beat us are substantially more rural and/or Republican.
     
  7. Joe Link

    Joe Link Portland, OR Well-Known Member Staff Member Lifetime Supporter 2015 Volunteer 2016 Volunteer

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    This is exactly the reason this site is non-partisan (or at least we try to keep it that way). There a pro-gun folks in all parties. We want them here, no matter what their other beliefs are, because on this site the only belief that matters is where you stand on the gun rights issue.