Oregon – -(AmmoLand.com)- 02.22.2020
The amendment that was added last night was the “dash 12” amendment which may not be included yet in the website version of the bill but will be part of the final bill sent to the floor.
The key part of the amendment says : “‘Control’ means, in relation to a firearm: “(a) That a person is in sufficiently close proximity to the firearm to prevent another person who is not an authorized person from obtaining the firearm; or “(b) That a person is in the person’s residence with the firearm, either alone or only with authorized persons who also live in the residence and who are not minors, and the doors and windows of the residence are closed and locked.”
The amendment was requested by House Speaker Tina Kotek.
You would not be alone if you wondered how it is possible for people writing laws to be this painfully stupid.
You need to keep your doors and windows locked in the middle of the summer? If your 17-year-old daughter arrives home and has a key to her own house you are suddenly in violation? Does this now mean she cannot be an “authorized person” allowed to protect herself with a firearm if you are not home?
Clearly, no one intent on eliminating your 2nd Amendment rights gives this any thought. They don’t have to. They are in the majority and they are going to do whatever they want because they can.
All the other really bad provisions of the bill are still intact.
The bill does have the votes to pass on the House Floor because of the Democrat’s supermajority and the high likelihood that “Republican” Cheri Helt will vote “yes” as well. But it cannot become law unless it also passes the Senate.
Most Senate Republicans have indicated they are willing to walk out to stop the economy crushing “Cap and Trade” bill, but they have also indicated that they are closely watching this dangerous and counterproductive gun grab.
There has also been quite a bit of talk that many of the Republican House members may walk out as well. Again, this would almost certainly not include Cheri Helt who remained on the floor on Tuesday when the other Republicans refused to attend a late-night floor session.
There are a few Democrats who may vote against this bill. Senator Betsy Johnson is virtually a sure “no” but there are indications that House Rep Jeff Barker may also oppose it.
However, given the numbers, the best bet we have to defeat this insanity is if the Republicans just stand up to the tyranny and leave.
Please take a moment to send a message to the Oregon Senate Republican Leader and the Oregon House Republican Leader thanking them for standing up for your rights this session and supporting and encouraging a walkout to put the brakes on the Democrat’s efforts to destroy freedom and common sense in Oregon.
You can use this link to send a pre-written message that you can add to (if you choose) and you call your own Senators and Reps at 800.332.2313.
We are at a turning point in our battle to save Oregon and your efforts really do count.
About Oregon Firearms Federation:
The Oregon Firearms Federation has proven itself to be Oregon’s only no-compromise lobbying group, OFF takes the same tough stands and serves as a vehicle for educating gun owners, promoting their rights and when necessary, fighting the freedom haters in court. Visit: www.oregonfirearms.org