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OR Sheriff Needs Help to take Apps at Gun Shows in Surrounding States!

Discussion in 'Legal & Political Archive' started by Gray Peterson, Feb 12, 2010.

  1. Gray Peterson

    Gray Peterson Lynnwood, Washington Member

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    Combined Donation Totals from both OFF, CalGuns, and reported Snail Mail donations is amounting to around $5250 out of $12,000 needed. Keep it up, folks!

    Alert from Oregon Firearms Federation

    For myself, I've spoken to Sheriff Palmer multiple times over the last two months over multiple different issues. He is a true believer in the 2nd amendment, the right to carry, and the right to armed self defense. Where other counties in Oregon flat out refuse to issue licenses, require business reasons, and so on, Sheriff Palmer has said flat out that "Self Defense" is an "other legitimate demonstrated need". When I say "He is Oregon's most pro-gun and pro-self defense sheriff", I am not saying so lightly.

    Grant County is a county of about 8500 people. Given that law enforcement and county budgets in general is getting squeezed, Sheriff Palmer cannot afford the proper LiveScan equipment, as his department been having issues with ink fingerprinting and doesn't want to give OSP a reason to reject the applications based on ink smudges and so on, as their reject rate is going higher as an encouragement to upgrade. Remote LiveScan equipment is pretty expensive, but the best way to get the licenses processed quickly and without requiring the return trip.

    Any help you folks can send Sheriff Palmer on getting the remote LiveScan equipment, so he can get to the gun shows in the adjoining states to Oregon (WA, ID, NV, CA) and process your non-resident applications, would be greatly appreciated. He is also considering going to the Collectors West Gun Show in Portland Expo Center to take applications from SW Washington residents too (Since Multnomah County seems to be getting overwhelmed).

    For Non-Tax Deductable Donations via CalGuns Inc/GunPal:

    For Tax Deductible Donations Via Oregon Firearms Education Foundation (Make sure under type of donation use "Oregon Firearms Education Foundation" and make sure you put in "Grant County Fingerprinting" in the tribute):


    If you want to snail mail a check or money order it directly to Sheriff Glenn Palmer, you can send it to:

    Glenn Palmer
    Grant County Sheriff's Office
    205 S. Humboldt
    Canyon City, OR 97820

    Make sure it is paid to the order of the Grant County Sheriff's Office, and make sure to include in the memo "Fingerprinting Machine" so that it can be used for that purpose.
  2. wichaka

    wichaka Wa State Well-Known Member

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    I applaud him greatly!

    I'm an LEO and I think everyone who is legally able to carry a gun, should be able to do it in all 50 states. One permit for all 50 states.

    Since most LEO's don't practice with their guns much, what makes them any more ready to protect anyone than the average citizen?

    Backward thinking again! ugh!
  3. aslinged

    aslinged Southern Oregon Well-Known Member

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    How does a sheriff traveling to out of state gun shows help anything? I mean sure it's a nice sort of customer service thing, but does anyone believe that legislators are going to consider the inconvenience placed upon out of staters if/when they next try to restrict gun rights in this state? Or will they take this sheriff's sincere and 'above and beyond' efforts into consideration somehow such that it will make a difference? I don't think so and I don't see the positive angle on this.

    Sure I'd give money if it was going to a concerted and organized effort to expand reciprocity countrywide or some other, actual step forward but--honest question--how does this help anything such that it deserves 12k bucks of private money? The NRA is pretty well funded, why don't they write him a check?
  4. Trlsmn

    Trlsmn In Utero (Portland) Well-Known Member

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    Sheriff Palmer for Governor!
  5. Trlsmn

    Trlsmn In Utero (Portland) Well-Known Member

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    This is about a government employee working outside the legislators and getting things done not about changing unchangable minds or working with unworkable people

    This isn't about reciprocity, what the guy is doing is thinking outside the box and within the state laws to make things easier for his fellow and man and I applaud him for it (with my wallet). :thumbup:
  6. Benny503

    Benny503 Grants Pass Well-Known Member

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    He should run for the president.... I am making donation and thank you for the info.
  7. swoop

    swoop Milwaukie, Oregon Well-Known Member

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    I 2nd that!