Senator Betsy Johnson, who until now has been a solid “no” on new gun restrictions, appears to be changing her mind.
After a stint away from the Capitol due to a car accident, she has said she is open to a “reasonable background check bill.”
NY billionaire Michael Bloomberg just dropped over a million dollars in Nevada to ram through this kind of new attack on gun rights. And we know he’s planning to spend heavily here in Oregon.
We found it strange that the anti-gun bills were being held up, and some were saying the Democrats were waiting until Johnson got out of the hospital, but since she has been adamant about voting “no” that made no sense. Now maybe it does.
Clearly Senator Johnson is feeling incredible heat from her caucus and the money sure to come into Oregon from Bloomberg is not going to help us either.
In Nevada, Justin Jones, a Democratic State Senator who sponsored Bloomberg’s anti-gun bill there, was quoted as saying he hoped Bloomberg would stay involved in Nevada politics. “It never hurts to have friends with money,” he said.
And trust us, this fight is going to be all about money and Bloomberg has an unlimited supply to impose his totalitarian plans.
Johnson, we have been told, is part of the appointed “work group” on gun control. Based on her past assurance that she would stand up for gun rights, this is very bad news indeed.
Please contact Senator Johnson and ask her to stick by her promises to protect Oregonians’ gun rights. No amount of money from an out-of-state billionaire should be able to buy our liberty.
Contact info and sample message follow.
Dear Senator Johnson,
After your courageous stand defending my gun rights, I was very disappointed to hear you are considering supporting an expansion of the failed background check system here in Oregon.
You may know that Michael Bloomberg just spent over million dollars to ram though a similar bill in Nevada.
As an Oregonian, I am deeply offended that a billionaire is trying to buy my freedom. I strongly urge you to reject his hypocritical agenda.
Remember, when Bloomberg travels to his mansion in Bermuda, he takes armed NY cops with him even though even the Bermuda Police don’t have guns.
Bloomberg’s cynical, deceitful agenda must not be allowed to control our legislature.