While walking in front of the Lane County Courthouse today I noticed a news woman interviewing a man in the Free Speech Plaza. After getting over how attractive she was, I realized it was Floyd Prozanski that was being interviewed, so I waited until the interview was over and approached them. Once they were at a point where I wouldn't be interrupting, I asked him if he was Senator Prozanski to which he responded "Yes, I'm Floyd", so I introduced myself and proceeded with the following: "I'm a faithful husband to my wife Cindy of 17 years and a loving father of my two teenage children who are both straight-A students and competitive swimmers. I work full-time to support them, go to church regularly, and donate $5000 annually to local non-profit organizations who benefit people in our community. I also volunteer my time with USA Swimming which supports youth in our community through the sport of swimming. Based on what I've told you, am I the kind of citizen that you want to represent in the Oregon State Legislature?" Floyd responded in 2-3 diplomatically formulated sentences but in essence said "Yes, based on what you've told me." I then said "There's one more thing I want to tell you about me: I'm a gun-owner and strong supporter of the 2nd Amendment in it's original black-and-white form as originally intended by our forefathers, and the anti-gun legislation that you are pushing, including SB 941 that was passed last year, will only have a negative impact on citizens like me and do nothing to deter crime." Floyd responded "I'm a gun-owner, too. I don't want to take your guns; I have my own guns. How did you acquire the guns you own?" I answered that "I got them through various means including private purchases and new purchases from dealers." Then I went back to my point: "By definition, criminals have no regard for the law and will simply ignore any gun laws that are passed. 75-80% of professional law enforcement officers agree that anti-gun laws will do nothing to deter crime." Floyd responded with polite disagreement telling me that he believes many criminals obtain guns through legal avenues and that is the reason that we need to extend background checks to all firearm sales. He then quickly excused himself stating grave concern over his parking meter running out while inviting me to call him if I want to continue the conversation.