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“Ghost Gun” Bill Signed By Kotek


Today, Tina Kotek signed into law HB 2005, the Democrat’s clownish “ghost gun” bill.

Senator James Manning, who has for years been trying to pass this absurd nonsense, noted in an email newsletter : After years of work, my colleagues and I also took action on ghost guns with House Bill 2005. Ghost guns are unserialized and undetectable, making them the gun of choice for gun traffickers, violent criminals, and people legally prohibited from buying firearms.”

The only thing undetectable appears to be Mannings’s IQ. The bill is as inane as Manning’s rambling commentary, but it is now law.

We have received a number of inquires about what this bill actually does.  But the bill is so poorly drafted that we can’t really answer that question with any certainty.

It uses multiple definitions, including the Federal definition for “frame and receiver” in an effort to ban personally made firearms.

Of course, that definition was recently thrown out. And just as the legislature was happy to pass a bill they KNEW going in was unconstitutional, Kotek just signed a bill that contains language that has already been thrown out by a Federal Court.

(Keep in mind, there is NO cost and NO liability for any government official when they sign into law bills they know are unconstitutional. Any potential repercussions from violating their oaths of office will quickly be squashed by courts populated with their hand picked cronies.)

So it’s unclear exactly what parts of this bill could ever be lawfully enforced. But that does not mean you are safe from prosecution under it.

The good news is the provisions of the bill don’t kick in until Sept. 2024 and the House Republicans have promised to file a lawsuit against the bill. Which should be a load off your mind knowing that you will not have to fund yet another lawsuit to protect your rights from the attacks of the far left.

So many of you have been very generous in supporting our Federal lawsuit to stop Ballot Measure 114. (And no, as of today we still do not have a decision.) You should NOT be forced to fund yet another lawsuit to stop an outrageous bill that the House Republicans could have easily killed at NO RISK to themselves or their political futures.

Now is the time for the House Republicans to put their money where their mouths were. This is totally on them and we fully expect them to keep their word.

Please contact Vikki Breese Iverson, the House Republican leader, (she’s the one holding the check in the photo) and tell her you will be holding the House Republicans to their promise.

They have made a pledge, they helped the bill pass by showing up when they could have walked out. The ball is in their court.

Representative Vikki Breese Iverson

Republican – District 59 – Prineville

Capitol Phone: 503-986-1459
Capitol Address: 900 Court St. NE, H-395, Salem, Oregon 97301