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Today the Senate Judiciary Committee held a work session on LC 154. This is Floyd Prozanski’s new gun registry bill.Well maybe it’s an old gun registry bill since it is largely a copy of last year’s gun registry bill.The purpose of the “work session” was to have a vote to determine if the bill would be introduced as a “committee bill.” A “committee bill” is one where the sponsor does not want to put his name on it. So instead of the gun registry bill saying “Introduced by Floyd Prozanski” it would say “Introduced by the Senate Judiciary Committee.” Yes, of course it’s cowardly, but you know how it goes down there.

The committee is made up of three Democrats (Floyd Prozanski, Arnie Roblan, and Michael Dembrow) and two Republicans (Jeff Kruse and Betsy Close).

After Senator Jeff Kruse objected to the bill and wondered how much Michael Bloomberg’s money was pushing this, Floyd decided to “set the record straight.” As usual, that meant he was going to lie.

Now those of you who have been with us for a while know that Floyd will boldly lie any chance he gets. And here it is where it gets interesting.

Floyd, (reading from a prepared script) said that there was a lot of “misinformation” about the bill. When he says that, one thing is sure. It means there is some accurate info out there that he wants to lie about.

Floyd went on to say that this bill is NOT a “gun registration” bill, something he would never support!

So, just to be sure, we looked up “register.” Here’s what it said:

An official list or record, for example of births, marriages, and deaths, of shipping, or of historic places.

Enter or record on an official list or directory.

So let’s review.  Floyd Prozanski’s background check bill requires that when you give a gun to your best friend, or your cousin, or your uncle, that the State Police record the recipient’s name, address, sex, (and social security number if they choose to give it) AND the MAKE, MODEL, CALIBER and SERIAL NUMBER of the gun!

So the question is how is this NOT a registration bill?

It takes a special kind of person to lie about something so boldly. But Floyd is a special kind of person.

If history is any indication, people writing to Floyd will be told that OFF is “misinforming” people. He may throw in a few personal accusations.

Until you ask him exactly what we have “misinformed” about. And then Floyd will crawl back into his hidey-hole.

Oh, he may send out a blast email accusing OFF of “raising money” but he will NEVER tell you what we said that was “untrue.”

Because he can’t. Because he is …a liar.

It’s interesting to note that when Senator Kruse suggested that the bill might be motivated by Bloomberg money, Prozanski claimed that the bill was almost the same as last year’s and, moments later, Democrat Dembrow said the bill was very different from last year’s. Do you suppose any one of these people ever actually read them?

If they do, ask them to explain this, why can I give a gun to my nephew, but I can’t give a gun to my uncle? If I give a gun to my nephew, why is it illegal for him to give it back? (Really, that’s the bill.)

Kudos to Betsy Close and Jeff Kruse for saying NO to this nonsense. Of course they were outvoted by the Democrats, so the bill will be introduced without Floyd’s name on it, but at least Kruse and Close are on record saying they didn’t want to be associated with it.

Here’s a prediction we are happy to make. No matter what happens with this bill as it moves through the process, Prozanski will tell people we are lying about it. But he won’t say how.

Keep the pressure on folks.

Contact info for the entire Senate Judiciary Committee is here.

Individual contact info and a sample message follow:

Senator Floyd Prozanski
Democrat – District 4 – South Lane and North Douglas Counties
Capitol Phone: 503-986-1704   District Phone: 541-342-2447

Senator Betsy Close
Republican – District 8 – Albany
Capitol Phone: 503-986-1708
Capitol Address: 900 Court St. NE, S-303, Salem, Oregon 97301

Senator Michael Dembrow
Democrat – District 23 – Portland
Capitol Phone: 503-986-1723    District Phone: 503-281-0608
Capitol Address: 900 Court St. NE, S-407, Salem, Oregon 97301

Senator Jeff Kruse
Republican – District 1 – Roseburg
Capitol Phone: 503-986-1701   District Phone: 541-580-3276
Capitol Address: 900 Court St. NE, S-315, Salem, Oregon 97301

Senator Arnie Roblan
Democrat – District 5 – Coos Bay
Capitol Phone: 503-986-1705
Capitol Address: 900 Court St. NE, S-417, Salem, Oregon 97301


Dear Senator,

It’s been claimed that LC 154 is NOT a gun registration scheme. But clearly it is!

If the State Police collect and record the personal information of the recipient of the firearm AND the make, model, caliber and serial number of the gun, that IS a gun registry, period.

We have seen how these policies lead to confiscations as they have in New York and now California.

Vote against any restrictions on private transfers.