MORE ON FLOYD’S “RECIPROCITY” BILL
Senator Floyd Prozanski, who, as chair of Senate Judiciary, torpedoed every pro-gun bill in 2011, has sent out a mass email (reproduced at the end of this alert) promoting SB 1574, a bill he sponsored as a “reciprocity” bill. We told you about it in this alert.
Displaying his normal cognitive dissonance, Floyd said “This bill is the product of a work group that included representatives from the NRA, Oregon Gun Owners Association, Oregon State Police and Oregon Sheriffs Association.”
Oddly, in the very next paragraph, Floyd’s email says “The national NRA recently blogged opposition to the bill.”
In an amusing, but not unexpected closing, Floyd states “Please remember to contact my office to get my actual position on particular bills. Once again, the information included in Kevin Starrett’s January 25 e-alert was inaccurate.”
It has become Floyd’s mantra (along with some genuinely delusional accusations) that the information we provide is inaccurate. We encourage you to read the alert in question and determine if there is a single word in it that is inaccurate.
Once again showing how little Floyd understands about bills that come before him, he states:
” Unlike previous bills that were supposedly reciprocal, SB 1574 will ensure that Oregon CHL holders receive equal treatment in states that Oregon recognizes under this legislation.”
The fact is, the bill that Floyd killed in 2011 was not a “reciprocity” bill, it was a straight “recognition” bill that had strong support from the Oregon Sheriffs.
In an ironic twist, Floyd notes “The NRA’s national office favors legislation that would permit lesser-qualified, out-of-state CHL holders to carry in Oregon.”
Obviously we have some pretty high standards here and need to make sure residents of other states can match them. The irony is that today on KOPB’s Think Out Loud, Senator Ginny Burdick, Floyd’s gun-hating soul mate, explained why we need to ban CHL carry in public buildings. It’s because CHL holders are “not trained.” There seems to be some intellectual bankruptcy in the gun control cabal.
Floyd’s email includes a survey that is designed to elicit the responses he wants rather than an accurate reflection of what people really think. His assertion that our earlier alert was “inaccurate” is just another lie from Floyd. If you want to ask him what we said that was not accurate, you can contact him here:
Senator Floyd Prozanski
Capitol Phone: 503-986-1704
District Phone: 541-342-2447
Floyd’s email follows:
I mentioned to you in my previous e-letters that I would keep you informed of any gun legislation that I introduced for the 2012 short session. I have introduced SB 1574. This is a true reciprocity bill that will allow out-of-state CHLs to be recognized in Oregon if their permitting requirements are substantially similar to Oregon’s and if the other state recognizes Oregon CHLs in their state. You can review my bill, here: www.leg.state.or.us/12reg/measpdf/sb1500.dir/sb1574.intro.pdf.
This bill is the product of a work group that included representatives from the NRA, Oregon Gun Owners Association, Oregon State Police and Oregon Sheriffs Association. Unlike previous bills that were supposedly reciprocal, SB 1574 will ensure that Oregon CHL holders receive equal treatment in states that Oregon recognizes under this legislation.
The national NRA recently blogged opposition to the bill. The NRA’s national office favors legislation that would permit lesser-qualified, out-of-state CHL holders to carry in Oregon. This would allow an out-of-state CHL holder who has not met the same standards as Oregonians, such as a criminal background check, not being a felon, and not having been adjudicated with a mental health illness, to have their out-of-state CHL recognized in Oregon. As an Oregonian, I do not agree with this approach. It would make Oregon residents second-class citizens in their own state.
Your opinion is important to me. I put together a brief survey on the matter. It can be accessed, here: www.surveymonkey.com/s/BSZRVRQ.
Please remember to contact my office to get my actual position on particular bills. Once again, the information included in Kevin Starrett’s January 25 e-alert was inaccurate.