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11.09.07 JUDGE RULES AGAINST SELF DEFENSE FOR GOVERNMENT WORKERS

Court Finds Against Self Defense For Government Workers.

In a long awaited decision, Jackson County Circuit Court Judge Philip Arnold, decided that teachers and other employees of the state have no right to protect themselves and others.

In his decision, Judge Arnold stated that school districts may make rules prohibiting teachers from having firearms on school property.

While we believe that this decision sends a clear message that our schools are a target rich environment, at a time when we can least afford it, we are not particularly surprised by the judge’s opinion.

We are still evaluating the Judge’s ruling, but Oregon Firearms Educational Foundation is committed to continuing this battle as long as our resources permit.

The teacher,Shirley Katz, and OFEF, are very grateful for the amazing outpouring of support we have received, not only from our members, but from others from coast to coast who recognize the importance of this case. We need your help now more than ever. This fight is not over, but the battle for the fundamental right of all people to stay safe will be long and expensive.

Your tax deductible ution to OFEF will help ensure that we have the means to take this fight to the next level.

Recently,Oregon’s most militant gun hater, Senator Ginny Burdick, announced her intentions to introduce new restrictions on gun owners, as she has year after year. The battle lines are clearly drawn. Your support for our legal efforts can make all the difference in the future for gun rights.

We thank you for all you have done, assure you that we will continue to fight for your freedoms, and ask that you do whatever you can to assist us in this battle for liberty.