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12.12.12 BURDICK’S FIRST ANTI-GUN BILL ANNOUNCED

FIRST ANTI-GUN BILL MADE PUBLIC

As we predicted, the anti-gun bills are starting to show up in Salem. The first one by (of course) Ginny Burdick bans the “transfer” of magazines that can hold over 10 rounds.

This bill (and no doubt others) were drafted some time ago and we were expecting to see it when the session began. But Burdick has, not surprisingly, decided to use the tragic murders at Clackamas Town Center to market her bill. In a hastily drafted email to legislators, Burdick said:
“I invite you to sign onto the bill as co-sponsor. If you would like to sign onto the bill before next Friday’s deadline for pre-session filing, please contact my office at 503-986-1718, or come by our office, S-213.

While Burdick’s use of this crime to promote her agenda is shameful, it’s no surprise. Why let a good crisis go to waste?

We can assure you that this is only one of many anti-gun bills that will be coming our way when the session begins. We expect a ban on semi-autos, restrictions on licensed carry wherever school children are and attacks on preemption. Be prepared for a busy session.