Oregon Sheriff: UBC wont be enforced April 15, 2015

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  1. tkdguy

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    Oregon sheriff says proposed gun background-check law won't be enforced
    Published April 15, 2015
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    An Oregon sheriff said Tuesday that he will not enforce an upcoming state law that expands gun background checks to include private sales, The Herald and News reported.

    Sheriff Dave Daniel, from Josephine County, which sits on the border with California, told the paper that it appears that the law is not in line with the county’s charter and said he does not have the personnel to pursue violators committing a misdemeanor.


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    The Oregonian reported that Senate Bill 941, which passed the state Senate on Tuesday, calls for criminal background checks for private gun transfers. The Beaver State would become the 12th state to adopt the policy. The state already requires a background check at dealerships.

    Like any gun law, supporters say any measure that makes it more difficult for a criminal to obtain a firearm is positive. On the other hand, those opposed say criminals will manage to get their hands on a gun anyway and will not be scared off at the thought of committing a Class B misdemeanor.

    'I have felonies going on daily in Josephine County. That’s my priorities.'
    - Sheriff Dave Daniel

    The Herald and News report pointed out that Daniel is in a precarious position because state law would seemingly trump the county charter. But Daniel appeared to play down the significance of the law.

    "I can't enforce that law, so therefore it won't be enforced," Daniel told the paper. He continued, "I have felonies going on daily in Josephine County. That's my priorities."



     
  2. Dyjital

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    Emailed my Sheriff:

     
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    I sent a similar email to my Sheriff last week and, while I did get a response in opposition to SB 941, deferring to the position of the Oregon State Sheriff's Association, rather than taking a more personal stand, and stopping short of saying it wouldn't be enforced. I had hoped for more (Clackamas County), but for now, no such luck.
     
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    The Sheriff is well within his rights to use discretion when it comes to enforcing the law.
     
  5. Dyjital

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    While I now just got a response from mine, it's not counted as an official letterhead..

    Terms such as "no way to enforce this" came up and opposing "complete registration".

    Satiated my thirst. It's exactly how I imagined it to be based on our previous correspondence.
     
  6. The Heretic

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    That's fine, but who runs the State Police?

    Answer: the governor.

    If you break a state law, who can enforce it?

    Answer: the state police.

    Who could run a sting op?

    Answer: the state police.

    Sheriffs making statements is nice, but if the law passes and is enacted, that will have little real world effect as everybody the law applies to (i.e., civilians) will need to comply or risk arrest and prison.
     
  7. WasrNwarpaint

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    cops only say they wont act on this because they dont have you pulled over , bent over the hood of a car, or cuffed ....its lip service propaganda

    lets see if you dont get arrested;)
     
  8. The Heretic

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    Also, once arrested, it is the DA who decides what to charge you with.
     
  9. FireArm

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    Clackamas county will enforce any law that puts people thru the system.
     
  10. Martini_Up

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    So is he asking for:

    a) More $$ and thus deputies to enforce it?

    b) Higher penalty (felony) and then he'll enforce it?
     
  11. dbpep

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    I don't see anything about the Sheriff saying that he doesn't support the bill. Unless he's just being tactical with his words it sounds like he wants more money and more patrolman.
     
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