Oregon SB 342 Money from firearms seized by the state given to the homeless

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  1. Nick Burkhardt

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    You can't make this $#!^ up.

    Requires agency, board, commission or other instrumentality of state that lawfully seizes firearm to transfer firearm to Department of State Lands for disposition as unclaimed property.
    Requires department to deposit proceeds of sale of firearm into Emergency Housing Account and directs Housing and Community Services Department to disburse moneys deposited for purposes of assisting persons who are homeless or at risk of becoming homeless.

    https://olis.leg.state.or.us/liz/2019R1/Downloads/MeasureDocument/SB342
     
  2. E4mafia

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    Oh so now if you get red flagged then they take your gun and sell it then use the money to fund encouraging more homeless to come live here.

    Its no wonder now why they've made so many bills they all string in with one another and all revolve around maximum amounts of $$ they can nickle and dime you with along with penalties/jail time.

    When is the 2A and its owners recognized as a civil rights group with protected status? It seems now they'd rather target the owners rather than the Guns/Ammo themselves that they've flopped on in the past.
     
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  3. E4mafia

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    Jesus christ, % of the seized weapon will be paid to numerous outfits:

    (A) Three percent to the Asset Forfeiture Oversight Account established in ORS 131A.460; (B) Seven percent to the Illegal Drug Cleanup Fund established in ORS 475.495 for the purposes specified in ORS 475.495 (5) and (6); (C) Ten percent to the state General Fund; (D) Subject to subsection (5) of this section, 40 percent to the Department of State Police or the Department of Justice for official law enforcement use; and (E) Forty percent to the Drug Prevention and Education Fund established in ORS 430.422. (2)(a) Any amount paid to or retained by the Department of Justice under subsection (1) of this section must be deposited in the Criminal Justice Revolving Account in the State Treasury. (b) Any amount paid to or retained by the Department of State Police under subsection (1) of this section must be deposited in the State Police Account.

    THEN IT GETS BETTER!

    (3) The state may: (a) With written authorization from the district attorney for the jurisdiction in which the property was seized, destroy any [firearms or] controlled substances. (b) Sell the forfeited property by public or other commercially reasonable sale and pay from the proceeds the expenses of keeping and selling the property. (c) Retain any vehicles[, firearms] or other equipment usable for law enforcement purposes, for official law enforcement use directly by the state. (d) Lend or transfer any vehicles[, firearms] or other equipment usable for law enforcement purposes to any federal, state or local law enforcement agency or district attorney for official law enforcement use directly by the transferee entity. (4) When the state has entered into an intergovernmental agreement with one or more political subdivisions under ORS 131.591, or when a law enforcement agency of this state has entered into an agreement with another law enforcement agency of this state, an equitable portion of the forfeited property distributed under subsection (1)(c)(D) of this section must be distributed to each agency participating in the seizure or criminal forfeiture as provided by the agreement.

    Then they get to decide if they wanna keep and use your things or sell it or destroy it. How is this like humanely allowed?
     
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  4. NW Backpacker

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    What do they do with seized firearms now? Is this worse? They have to do something with them, right? If the perp has a family, and the family is not involved in the crime, the money should go to the family IMHO.

    The sponsor is apparently a Republican from Grants Pass:

    Senator Herman Baertschiger Jr. Home Page
     
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    I would partially agree. For a violent crime, the funds should go to the victim (although that might be more of a civil case). Else, if the perp truly is now a prohibited person for a less than violent crime, the funds should go to them. Even if they are a scum-bag.

    The government shouldn't get into the habit of confiscating private property for profit, regardless.
     
  6. usausausa

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    She said they have a plan to help the homeless . This must be it.
     
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  7. CountryGent

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    This almost reads like a parody of what the loon crew would make up and, yet, it is all too real.
     
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    I guess they won't be destroying seized firearms any more. :rolleyes:
     
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    DARE program. RICO act. Condemning of property to give to a developer for a project that pays the agency more in taxation. :eek::eek::eek:
     

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