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08.20.10 SAM ADAMS… NEED WE SAY MORE?

Portland’s Mayor …Pathetic Media Whore

Portland’s disgraced Mayor, and self admitted liar, Sam Adams, having apparently run out of teen boys to “mentor” has turned his sights (such as they are) on firearms.

In a press release issued today, timed so most local pro-gun talk show hosts had wrapped up for the week, Adams proposed sweeping new anti-gun regulations for the City of Portland.

Adams, whose predilection for underage lovers follows in the footsteps of Neil Goldschmidt (a mentor of anti-gun extremist Ginny Burdick) is asking for comments on his proposals, which would violate Oregon law. The law follows:

166.170 State preemption. (1) Except as expressly authorized by state statute, the authority to regulate in any matter whatsoever the sale, acquisition, transfer, ownership, possession, storage, transportation or use of firearms or any element relating to firearms and components thereof, including ammunition, is vested solely in the Legislative Assembly. (2) Except as expressly authorized by state statute, no county, city or other municipal corporation or district may enact civil or criminal ordinances, including but not limited to zoning ordinances, to regulate, restrict or prohibit the sale, acquisition, transfer, ownership, possession, storage, transportation or use of firearms or any element relating to firearms and components thereof, including ammunition. Ordinances that are contrary to this subsection are void. [1995 s.s. c.1 §1]

In his press release, Adams actually brags about being a “founding member” of New York Mayor Mike Bloomberg’s “Mayors Against Illegal Guns” an organization that is comical in its mindless pursuit of new gun restrictions each time their heavily restricted cities has a shooting…in spite of their gun restrictions.

(UPDATE 8.27.10:
Apparently, even THAT’S a lie, in typical Adams fashion. See here
and here.

We think it’s safe to say that this latest PR stunt will backfire, just like everything else this sorry, freedom-hating loser has done.  But anything can happen in Portland. So keep your powder dry.

ADDED 8.23.10

On the other hand, some of Sam’s proposals just might pass. He wants gang bangers to have a “curfew” and be forbidden from certain neighborhoods, most likely their own.

It’s both comical and pathetic to think shootings in Portland are going to be stopped by telling criminals to go to bed earlier and not cross the street, but it’s probably legal. We say, “have at it Sammy.”