In addition to death and taxes, there is one more thing you can count on, attempts at new gun restrictions, and now, a billionaire to help push a liberty smashing agenda.
This February, the Oregon Legislature will have its “even year” short session.
Annual sessions were sold to Oregonians as a way to deal with the budget, which our legislature simply could not handle when they met every two years. But they never restricted the new, even-year sessions to just budget issues, so now anything is game in a compressed session where things are raced through and no one reads the bills.
Furious that they were defeated in the last full session, Senate Democrats have vowed to bring gun control back in 2014. And this time they’ll have a boatload of money from soon-to-be “ex” New York Mayor, Michael Bloomberg.
Not satisfied to have turned New York into both a police and a nanny state, Bloomberg has vowed to use his billions to spread his anti-rights policies from coast to coast, and Oregon is officially in his sights.
MAIG even listed one of the Boston Bombers as a “victim of gun violence!”
And now Bloomberg is heading our way. The Senate Democrats have promised to re-introduce “universal background checks” and guaranteed a floor vote this time.
What “universal background checks” are is the next step towards universal gun registration and the eventual confiscation of those registered guns, just as is happening now in New York. It’s also a mandate that every firearms transfer require the “permission” of the civilian staffers at the Oregon State Police ID unit, the same staffers who routinely deny or delay legitimate transfers, lie to dealers and buyers about the law in an effort to intimidate people, and disclose private information in direct violation of Oregon statute!
If Bloomberg has his way, the delays and bureaucratic bungling, now so common with transfers from dealers, will apply to a gun you want to give to your nephew or best friend!
And that’s just the beginning. These very same “background check” records will be the foundation for the list of guns to be banned and confiscated “New York” style. If you think that’s an exaggeration, remember, last session anti-gun Oregon legislators introduced legislation to ban virtually all modern firearms and allow warrantless searches of your home!
We have no doubts there will be many other anti-gun bills coming in February as well, and Bloomberg has already got his hired guns lined up to push them.
Bloomberg has hired lobbyists Len Bergstein and Seth Prickett to help eliminate your gun rights. (Their other “clients” include Clearview MRI, Zoomcare and Oregon Restaurant Services.) They will have no shortage of money to make media buys and grease anti-gun politicians.
There are only a few explanations for why the Senate Democrats are promising the floor vote they refused to have last session. Since the Senate has the same number of anti-gunners as it did this past session, they must either believe it would be good to vote even if they lose ( this is the less likely possibility) or they believe they have “flipped” the one vote they were short last session.
While it would be easy to assume that the one vote is Betsy Johnson, the only pro-gun Democrat in the Senate, we cannot take for granted that it’s not a wavering Republican and nothing has happened that would lead anyone to believe that Johnson has been pressured enough to sell out, she is a gun owner herself.
No matter what, we have to be ready.
It’s essential that you and I are prepared to move to counter their certain attacks. We cannot let an out-of-state billionaire extort our rights from us.
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We are going to have quite a battle in February, but with your help we will win again.
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