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Republican Senator Bruce Strarr

Discussion in 'Legal & Political Archive' started by dlurvey, Jan 10, 2014.

  1. dlurvey

    dlurvey Aloha, Oregon Member

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    I received this email yesterday regarding Senator Bruce Starr from the NAGR.

    Recently, I warned you that Salem lawmakers are just one vote shy from passing key parts of billionaire-playboy ex-New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg's anti-gun agenda, and that gun-grabbers are desperate to find a weak-kneed Republican to cave.

    Bad news: They may have found one.

    Right now, all eyes are focused on Republican State Senator Bruce Starr (R-15), who may be preparing to betray gun owners by backing Bloomberg's anti-gun agenda.

    That's because Senator Starr told constituents at a recent town hall meetings that he's looking at expanding background checks, so that you can't sell your gun without the government's permission.

    Give him a call at 503-986-1715.

    Urge him not to cave to Bloomberg's anti-gun agenda, and insist he publicly promise to vote against all anti-gun bills, including the expanded or universal background checks and gun registration scheme.

    Thank you!

    -- Dudley


    Is Starr a friend or foe to the gun rights community and does he need to be reminded that we're watching?
    I recently had a email from him asking for money to support his re-election campaign in which he stated that he was a supporter of the 2A. But most times politicians will promise or say one thing to get the votes and do the complete opposite once elected.
    Anyone have any insight as to what way he truly leans on gun control and if he should be supported? :thumbup::thumbdown:
     
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  2. simon99

    simon99 Central Oregon Well-Known Member

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    Great, another sell out traitor.
     
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  3. Caveman Jim

    Caveman Jim West of Oly Springer Slayer 2016 Volunteer

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    well didn't you know that that is the way politicians are, they will sell you down the road so fast it ain't funny and all for your vote that's all they want and once they get in there they'll do what the hell they want to do and nothing you can do will stop them. look at Owebama classic case of political broken promises run a muck!!!
     
  4. BAMCIS

    BAMCIS Eugene Well-Known Member

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    by In the news Thursday, January 9. 2014


    Sen. Bruce Starr standing firm on gun rights


    The story is here:

    Sen. Bruce Starr standing firm on gun rights | The Oregon Catalyst

    It essentially says:

    I added the bold for emphasis.

    Amazing what one can find with a few google clicks........
     
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  5. Dunerunner

    Dunerunner You'll Never Know Well-Known Member

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    Doesn't represent me, I didn't vote for him.

    Sent this email....

    Honorable Senator Bruce Star,

    I am writing you today because I have heard a disturbing rumor that you are considering caving into the anti-gun agenda. If this is untrue, you need to publicly respond as many are getting the message that you have sold out your constituents and the State of Oregon on the Second Amendment. If MAIG has contacted you I strongly recommend you reject their position.

    Responsible gun owners and the citizens of Oregon do not need deep pocket out of State money influencing our representatives at the Capitol.

    Thank you for your consideration.

    Sincerely,

    Mr. Dunerunner
     
  6. PiratePast40

    PiratePast40 Willamette Valley Well-Known Member

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    last year, Ceasefire Oregon was pushing the idea that Jackie Winters would vote with Prozanski. Not sure how true their assertion was then, or is now, but something to look in to.
     
  7. dlurvey

    dlurvey Aloha, Oregon Member

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    I wrote this short email to Senator Bruce Starr asking for an explanation. If I get a reply I'll post it here. This might get interesting.:)

    Dear Senator Starr,

    I received this email from the NAGR and it has me very concerned. You’ve reach out to me in the past by email asking for contributions to your reelection campaign. You’ve stated in that email that you were a staunch defender of the 2A, yet the accusations by the NAGR seem to dispute your position. The NAGR is suggesting that you are caving in to anti-gun special interests and getting in bed with Bloomberg.

    I would like to know what exactly is your position on gun control and expanded back-ground checks for Oregon citizens that you are alleged to support. I will be sharing your answer with my fellow oregonians who are extremely interested in hearing your position on these matters.

    Yours,
    Dan Lurvey
     
  8. dlurvey

    dlurvey Aloha, Oregon Member

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    I read that also. Still, although he's not supporting Burdick or Prozanski, there is the matter of him saying that he is looking at expanding background checks. Just throwing this out there for discussion.

     
  9. dlurvey

    dlurvey Aloha, Oregon Member

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    Got a answer back pretty quickly. Pretty short and terse. And I feel it didn't answer my questions or state his position clearly.

    Dan,

    Dudley is sending bad information. He didn't call me to check. I'm not voting for any new gun laws.

    Thanks,

    Bruce Starr
    bruce@brucestarr.org
    503-310-7500 direct
     
  10. DieselScout

    DieselScout S Clackamas County Well-Known Member

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    At least it is short and terse in the right way!
     
  11. 3MTA3

    3MTA3 DMZ between Liberty and Tyranny Behind Enemy Lines Bronze Supporter

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    short is usually one of the signs of an honest answer. No place for a non-answer or twisted phrase to hide.
     
  12. dlurvey

    dlurvey Aloha, Oregon Member

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    I didn't ask him how he was going to vote. I was asking him to clarify his position on expanding background checks and answer the allegations made by the NAGR. I was hoping for a little more detail. I almost feel that he is trying to evade the questions.
     
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    dlurvey Aloha, Oregon Member

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    dlurvey Aloha, Oregon Member

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    Sent off another email to Senator Starr in response to his reply to my email.

    Dear Senator Starr,

    Thanks for responding so quickly. Your reply though is pretty terse and fails to answer my questions to you. Are you in fact looking to expand background checks in Oregon and do you have any ties to Bloomberg and local or national anti-gun sigs?

    Took him awhile to respond back with this:

    No connection to Bloomberg. No voting to expand background checks. Dudley is lying about me without calling or checking with me.

    You should aim your sights on democrat legislators who want to restrict your gun rights.

    Thanks.


    Not trying to hound him but he seems to be put out that as a constituent I would ask for his position on these issues. Before I contribute money I want to hear a little more detail on his stance then what he has provided in his emails.
     
  15. NWGlockgal

    NWGlockgal Oregon Well-Known Member

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    It also sounds like he answered it himself rather than sending out a form letter or having a staff member answer it.That's good news, I think. It's probably short and terse because he is getting bombarded with emails.
     
  16. DieselScout

    DieselScout S Clackamas County Well-Known Member

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    That was my feeling as well.
     
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    The Heretic Oregon Well-Known Member

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  18. simon99

    simon99 Central Oregon Well-Known Member

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    I agree with you guys and it gave me another thought......

    seeing the speed at which he replied it makes me think that these politicians are really nervous about holding on to their positions.....like they're scared. That's a great position for us to be in unless we screw it up somehow. If these individuals are feeling the heat, I say its time to stand on their throats for a while....
     
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  19. Grunwald

    Grunwald Out of that nut job colony of Seattle, WA Well-Known Member

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    It seems to me that if he said he is not voting for any new gun laws that he did indeed answer your question in a very direct way. I don't see where you get evasion.
     
  20. Steve M

    Steve M Beaverton, OR Well-Known Member

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    Here is the reply he sent me earlier this evening:

    Thanks for taking time to write. I will oppose any new laws expanding background check for gun sales. Or any other legislation that is anti gun.

    Thanks for writing.

    Bruce

    Sent from my iPhone
     
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