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Oregon State Senator Betsy Johnson's 2A views

Discussion in 'Legal & Political Archive' started by nehalemguy, Jan 31, 2013.

  1. nehalemguy

    nehalemguy Vernonia Well-Known Member

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  2. Kevinkris

    Kevinkris Aloha Well-Known Member

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    dont need to debate, she has a machine gun :gun09: lol

    seriously though, she answered the question flawlessly and hopefully opened the eyes of a couple of the students to make their own decisions. in fairness to some (note: some, not all) of the gun control advocates, many of them truly believe that what they are doing will actually make the world safe and are content with having the protection of others without having their own way of protecting themselves. now the thing a person like that gets kudos on, would be that they have no fear of someone doing them harm. a bit naive but peace is a state of mind.
     
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    trainsktg Portland OR Well-Known Member

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    Once again, as with Peter Defasio, I am pleasantly surprised to read this.

    Keith
     
  4. nehalemguy

    nehalemguy Vernonia Well-Known Member

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    I've met Betsy. I would have never guessed that she was strong a 2A supporter, much less a machine gun toting Democrat. It's a good lesson for me on stereotypes.

    E
     
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    jfw Clackamas county Active Member

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    Did I hear a voice of reason in this article?
     
  6. Barefoot African

    Barefoot African Saint Helens Oregon Active Member

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    What a refreshing discovery. Thanks for posting this.
     
  7. Kevinkris

    Kevinkris Aloha Well-Known Member

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    even scarier im afraid. its a democrat, with a machine gun, spitting intelligence.
     
  8. Modeler

    Modeler Molalla, Oregon Soccer Fan

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    Betsy Johnson is the only Oregon State Senator who is a member of the Gun Owner's Caucus of the Democratic Party of Oregon (plus two House members). A good friend to the 2A cause in Oregon.
     
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    drew OR Well-Known Member

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    She is actually rational. A step up from the majority of politicians in OR.
     
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    Arkarayne Medford, OR Member

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    And that is the core of what most of those who would be considered "extreme" in ANY issue is. A person who truly, deeply, and unwaiveringly believe, that what they are trying to change, or trying to accomplish, will change "their" world for the better, no matter how "misguided" or "wrong" their attempts may seem.
    This can be applied to Feinstein and the anti-gun lobby ("If nobody can buy these guns, we will be safe.")
    As well as anti-gay lobby ("If they can't marry, we will be safe.")
    Even to Ach-ma-can'tspellit's War against Israel ("If we eliminate them, we will be safe.")
    Right down to cults and some off-shoot religions ("If we all believe, we will be safe.")

    Ulterior motives aside, those who are full-bore into what that leader believes, fundamentally believe this is the case: If X thing happens, we who wanted this will be safe in our world.

    ...Now, are some of them wrapped in so much tin foil they can't see the real world? Yeah. Do these followers genuinely believe? Yeah. Can they be right? ...Don't know. Can they be wrong? ...Don't know.
     
  11. rdb241

    rdb241 Puyallup Washington Gold Supporter Gold Supporter

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    Good for her. We need more Senators with her attitude. She reminds me of Washington State Senator Pam Roach. She also owns guns and know how to use them.
     
  12. cueball1214

    cueball1214 Beaverton Active Member

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    Love it! Great Read There may be hope. Thank you for sharing
     
  13. locobob

    locobob Beaverton, Oregon Well-Known Member

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    That's awesome!
     
  14. T28turbos

    T28turbos NE portland Member

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    she's a NRA member too, thats what she told me at least...