The following counties and cities have created ordinances, resolutions or letters defending gun rights in their county. Some of the links take you to copies before the commissioners signed them, but they have all been enacted. See any we missed? Let us know. We’ll update as more counties step up.
Wasco County (Minor typos in this letter were corrected in the signed version.)
*Voted down by Commissioner John Sweet. ( 541 396-7541) Commissioner Melissa Cribbens (541-396-7539)was not present but sent an email objecting to this resolution . Our thanks to Commissioner Bob Main for his support.
Is your county still dragging its feet?
Our friends at Oregunshooters.com have created an easy way to send a message to the counties that have not taken a stand and they’ve shared it with us. You can use the form below to send the following message to your county commissioners:
Dear (your county) Commissioners,
My name is (your name) and I’m writing you with the utmost urgency. The longer you delay taking action, the more you contribute to trampling the rights of ALL Oregon residents. It’s time for you to take a stand on behalf of me and every other resident of (your county) to defend attacks on the very Constitutions you took an oath and swore to protect! YES, I said “Constitutions” as in BOTH of them.
According to ORS 294.615, you swore: “I will support the Constitution of the United States and the Constitution of the State of Oregon”
This includes the Second Amendment in the United States of America’s Bill of Rights as well as Article 1 Section 27 of Oregon’s Constitution which clearly states:
“Section 27. Right to bear arms; military subordinate to civil power. The people shall have the right to bear arms for the defence [sic] of themselves, and the State, but the Military shall be kept in strict subordination to the civil power.”
As a resident of (your county), I consider any delay in adopting a pro-gun resolution to be nothing more than a stall tactic intending to make sure the damage is done before you have to address it. I will not stand for this kind of shameless political maneuvering!
I strongly oppose any expansion of Oregon’s failed background check system and demand that you do the same by adopting a county resolution specifically stating this!