It would be impossible to overstate how hideous this past year has been.
While our entire nation felt the attacks on freedom resulting from covid, Oregon was among the states with the most extreme assaults on liberty.
We were told to abandon our elderly, isolate our children, and give up our livelihoods.
Untold numbers of businesses have closed forever. Countless Oregonians lost their jobs and their savings and their ability to worship or even dine with their friends. Far too many waited in desperation for relief from the state because Oregon refused to make the kind of computer updates every person does routinely on their home equipment.
The ruling party did all it could to silence dissent and different opinions while approving of looting and rioting by leftist thugs.
And in the middle of it all, fires ravaged our state costing thousands of Oregonians everything they owned.
Here at OFF, we have seen far too many of our supporters leave the state in anger and frustration. And we can’t blame a single one of them.
But, through it all, so many of you have stood bravely in the face of this madness determined to confront the forces that have worked to destroy our country.
And we can tell you without reservation, that spirit is growing.
Although no one can say for sure if there is a political solution, there are people in elected office who are fighting for you. It’s true that every effort is being made to silence them, but they are there.
And, if it becomes impossible to resolve the ills that plague our state and nation in the halls of our capitols, we remain confident that Oregonians and Americans still have the character and grit to face down the enemies of freedom elsewhere.
So now, with Christmas upon us, we want to thank each one of you who have supported us with your donations, activism and words of encouragement even as you faced such enormous challenges yourselves.
To all who have decided to leave Oregon we sincerely wish you the best in your new homes and urge you to spread the message of freedom wherever you find yourselves. To all who are staying to fight we express our deepest gratitude and wish you and yours a peaceful and joyous Christmas.
If fortune permits, we wish you comfort and time with loved ones and pray for an endless spirit of defiance to tyrants.
Oregon Firearms Federation
“These are the times that try men’s souls. The summer soldier and the sunshine patriot will, in this crisis, shrink from the service of their country; but he that stands by it now, deserves the love and thanks of man and woman. Tyranny, like hell, is not easily conquered; yet we have this consolation with us, that the harder the conflict, the more glorious the triumph.”