Wednesday, April 15, 2015

Oregon S.B. 941 Clears Senate

Surprising precisely nobody.

What is surprising (or perhaps not, if you've been paying attention lately) is that the Democrats used Senate rules and procedural moves to actively shut down Republican participation — killing a number of bills and amendments that would ultimately benefit all Oregonians, not just gun owners — and the chief sponsor, Sen. Floyd Prozanski, reportedly open-faced lied about what was in his bill and what it would do.

Giving him the benefit of doubt, it's possible he hasn't read the very bill he's sponsoring and doesn't know what's in it (taking a page from Nancy "We'll have to pass it to find out what's in it" Pelosi's book), or he's deliberately obfuscating and deceiving both the Senate and the public.

I don't know which is worse, but either is unacceptable behavior for a Senator (although oddly not unexpected for a committed anti-freedom [not just anti-gun] collectivist).

So now we take the fight to the House. Expect procedural shenanigans there, too, and probably lies and deceptions about what the bill does.

If you live in Oregon, contact your representative (listed alphabetically by last name) and tell him/her you expect a "No" vote on this. If you don't know who represents your district or what district you're in, check this map (residents of the Salem and Portland area, zoom in to make sure; the boundaries are … interesting).

And as always, stay safe.

(Hat tip: Oregon Firearms Federation e-mail alert)

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