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“Gun Violence” Can Be Very Profitable


“Gun Violence” Can Be Very Profitable


Hot on the heels of HB 4096, which we warned you about yesterday, we now have SB 1503. “The Act makes a task force to stop gun violence and suicide.”

Because a “task force” created by far left freedom haters is going to stop gun violence and stuff. And lo and behold, guess who gets to cash in?

Our old friends at the Oregon Health Authority, those good folks who didnt bring you the report they created that contradicted what their overlords in the Democrat junta wanted them to say.

Section 2 of the bill says:

In addition to and not in lieu of any other appropriation, there is appropriated to the Oregon Health Authority, for the biennium ending June 30, 2025, out of the General Fund, the amount of $400,000, which may be expended for the purpose of paying a third party for research ordered by the Task Force on Gun Violence and Suicide Prevention, as authorized under section 1 of this 2024 Act.

Let’s take a look at who is going to be on this “task force” that will put an end to the rampant gun crime that is encouraged by liberal’s promotion of violence and refusal to meaningfully hold criminals accountable.

(a) The President of the Senate shall appoint two members from among members of the Senate, one from the majority party and one from the minority party.

(b) The Speaker of the House of Representatives shall appoint two members from among members of the House of Representatives, one from the majority party and one from the
minority party.

(c) The Governor shall appoint eight members as follows:
(A) A representative of a state public health agency;
(B) A public safety policy advisor to the Governor;
(C) A representative of a nonprofit organization focused on suicide prevention;
(D) A representative of a community-based gun violence intervention program;
(E) A representative of the public health research field;
(F) A behavioral health professional or provider;
(G) An adult behavioral health provider; and
(H) A medical provider who has worked with gun violence victims.

Curiously absent from this roster of luminaries is any representative from any organization that promotes firearms training or supports Second Amendment rights.  Who would have ever thought?

And just who do you suppose the “third party” doing the research will be?  Hmm, maybe another left leaning “non-profit” that donates to Democrats? Just a wild guess there.

We can only assume that after the OHA completes this study and finds out that maybe things would change if criminals were punished, they will bury this report like they did the one on booze taxes.

Now that the Oregon Supreme Court has decided that 10 Republican Senators cannot hold office in the future, we have to wonder which of them will feel the need to come to work and provide a quorum to help the Democrats pass more of this crap.