The Bloomberg funded “Oregonians For Safe Gun Storage” is back with another effort to force you to keep your self defense firearm locked up and useless.
Ballot measure 2020-040 is a rehash of all the dangerous and vindictive language we have seen in previous ballot measures and failed legislation.
The measure not only requires that your self defense firearms be rendered useless, it also, (once again) holds you responsible for the criminal misuse of a firearm stolen from you. As has been the case in all previous ballot measures and failed legislation, the measure contains not one single word about stiffer penalties for people who actually steal guns. In effect, you face greater liability than the thief who stole your firearm.
But there is another interesting provision that these measures always contain but is often overlooked. While the measure requires you to lock your guns in a “container” or with a “trigger” or “cable” lock, it holds you responsible for the misuse of a stolen firearm even if you did lock it up!
Section 1 (B) (b) says the firearm is not secured if “any other means” of opening a lock or container is available to the person who stole your gun!
Clearly, except for an expensive gun safe, almost any “gun lock” is easily defeated.
Despite what the Bloomberg stooges say in their ballot measure, this new attack on rights is not intended to “prevent tragedies,” it is intended to punish gun owners and put them in danger while continuing to do nothing to perpetrators and thieves .
We were successful in defeating the worst of the gun legislation in the 2019 session. But the battle never ends. The Bloomberg stooges are very wealthy and not likely to make the mistakes they made in the past.
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