The Multnomah County Commissioners are planning to pass an anti-gun ordinance this Thursday at 9:30 AM.
(Our alert from yesterday mistakenly said this vote was scheduled for “next week”.)
While we have been told there will be an opportunity for public testimony, the schedule indicates there will be “invited” testimony.
Ceasefire Oregon has been “invited”. No pro-gun groups or individuals are listed among the “invited.”
The Commission’s website describes their actions this way:
“In the aftermath of mass shootings in Clackamas Town Center and Newtown, Conn., Multnomah County’s Board of Commissioners moved forward on an ordinance Thursday to address illegal gun use in the county.”
In fact the proposed ordinance does not “address illegal gun use” at all. Instead it makes perfectly normal activities like open carry illegal.
The agenda can be seen here.
Contact info for the County Commissioners can be found here.
If you want to attend the hearing and attempt to have your voice heard it will be at 501 S.E. Hawthorne Blvd., Suite 600 Portland, OR 97214
More info about the proposed ordinance can be seen here.