House Rep Cheri Helt, (R. District 54) rated “F” by Oregon Firearms Federation, has demonstrated her predictable ignorance and introduced a “bump-stock” ban.
You can see her proposed legislation here.
Use or transfer of a “bump-stock” will result in a $2000.00 fine.
The bill says : “Bump-fire stock” means a buttstock designed to be attached to a semiautomatic firearm with the effect of increasing the rate of fire achievable by the semiautomatic firearm to that of a fully automatic firearm by using the energy from the recoil of the firearm to generate reciprocating action that facilitates repeated activation of the trigger.”
Whatever you think of bump-stocks, any knowledgable gun owner knows that you can “bump-fire” a rifle with no modifications. And a skilled person can fire, with an unmodified gun, about as quickly as with a bump stock.
So will Helt be fining people for having good reflexes?
This pointless legislation is just one more attack on gun owners and accomplishes nothing but create another avenue for the state to get into your pocket.
It’s tiresome that legislators feel the need to write laws about things they don’t understand just to amp up their political correctness street cred.
Please sent Helt a message that you oppose this pointless waste of time and attempt to deprive law abiding Oregonians of their rights and property.