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Today the Senate Judiciary Committee held a work session on LC 154. This is Floyd Prozanski’s new gun registry bill.Well maybe it’s an old gun registry bill since it is largely a copy of last year’s gun registry bill.The purpose of the “work session” was to have a vote to determine if the bill would be introduced as a “committee bill.” A “committee bill” is one where the sponsor does not want to put his name on it. So instead of the gun registry bill saying “Introduced by Floyd Prozanski” it would say “Introduced by the Senate Judiciary Committee.” Yes, of course it’s cowardly, but you know how it goes down there.

The committee is made up of three Democrats (Floyd Prozanski, Arnie Roblan, and Michael Dembrow) and two Republicans (Jeff Kruse and Betsy Close).

After Senator Jeff Kruse objected to the bill and wondered how much Michael Bloomberg’s money was pushing this, Floyd decided to “set the record straight.” As usual, that meant he was going to lie.

Now those of you who have been with us for a while know that Floyd will boldly lie any chance he gets. And here it is where it gets interesting.

Floyd, (reading from a prepared script) said that there was a lot of “misinformation” about the bill. When he says that, one thing is sure. It means there is some accurate info out there that he wants to lie about.

Floyd went on to say that this bill is NOT a “gun registration” bill, something he would never support!

So, just to be sure, we looked up “register.” Here’s what it said:

An official list or record, for example of births, marriages, and deaths, of shipping, or of historic places.

Enter or record on an official list or directory.

So let’s review.  Floyd Prozanski’s background check bill requires that when you give a gun to your best friend, or your cousin, or your uncle, that the State Police record the recipient’s name, address, sex, (and social security number if they choose to give it) AND the MAKE, MODEL, CALIBER and SERIAL NUMBER of the gun!

So the question is how is this NOT a registration bill?

It takes a special kind of person to lie about something so boldly. But Floyd is a special kind of person.

If history is any indication, people writing to Floyd will be told that OFF is “misinforming” people. He may throw in a few personal accusations.

Until you ask him exactly what we have “misinformed” about. And then Floyd will crawl back into his hidey-hole.

Oh, he may send out a blast email accusing OFF of “raising money” but he will NEVER tell you what we said that was “untrue.”

Because he can’t. Because he is …a liar.

It’s interesting to note that when Senator Kruse suggested that the bill might be motivated by Bloomberg money, Prozanski claimed that the bill was almost the same as last year’s and, moments later, Democrat Dembrow said the bill was very different from last year’s. Do you suppose any one of these people ever actually read them?

If they do, ask them to explain this, why can I give a gun to my nephew, but I can’t give a gun to my uncle? If I give a gun to my nephew, why is it illegal for him to give it back? (Really, that’s the bill.)

Kudos to Betsy Close and Jeff Kruse for saying NO to this nonsense. Of course they were outvoted by the Democrats, so the bill will be introduced without Floyd’s name on it, but at least Kruse and Close are on record saying they didn’t want to be associated with it.

Here’s a prediction we are happy to make. No matter what happens with this bill as it moves through the process, Prozanski will tell people we are lying about it. But he won’t say how.

Keep the pressure on folks.

Contact info for the entire Senate Judiciary Committee is here.

Individual contact info and a sample message follow:

Senator Floyd Prozanski
Democrat – District 4 – South Lane and North Douglas Counties
Capitol Phone: 503-986-1704   District Phone: 541-342-2447

Senator Betsy Close
Republican – District 8 – Albany
Capitol Phone: 503-986-1708
Capitol Address: 900 Court St. NE, S-303, Salem, Oregon 97301

Senator Michael Dembrow
Democrat – District 23 – Portland
Capitol Phone: 503-986-1723    District Phone: 503-281-0608
Capitol Address: 900 Court St. NE, S-407, Salem, Oregon 97301

Senator Jeff Kruse
Republican – District 1 – Roseburg
Capitol Phone: 503-986-1701   District Phone: 541-580-3276
Capitol Address: 900 Court St. NE, S-315, Salem, Oregon 97301

Senator Arnie Roblan
Democrat – District 5 – Coos Bay
Capitol Phone: 503-986-1705
Capitol Address: 900 Court St. NE, S-417, Salem, Oregon 97301


Dear Senator,

It’s been claimed that LC 154 is NOT a gun registration scheme. But clearly it is!

If the State Police collect and record the personal information of the recipient of the firearm AND the make, model, caliber and serial number of the gun, that IS a gun registry, period.

We have seen how these policies lead to confiscations as they have in New York and now California.

Vote against any restrictions on private transfers.


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Santa Claus Is Coming to Town. So Is Michael Bloomberg.

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.

His organization “Mayors Against Illegal Guns” is infamous for having members who are criminals  and for using taxpayer money to promote Bloomberg’s Nazi-style gun laws.

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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Many of you may have received an email from NRA last week warning  of the possible revival of SB 700.

SB 700 is the expansion on background checks that would require you to ask the police for permission to give a rifle to your nephew.

Since that alert was sent, we have received reliable confirmations from Capitol insiders that this is, in fact, very credible.

We have been told that an effort will be made to amend the bill and rush it to the Senate floor.   We do not know what amendments are being suggested or what has changed that makes Senate President Peter Courtney think the bill now has a chance to pass.  Anything may have happened.

Last session Courtney revived an anti-gun bill that was dead and raced it to the Senate floor with no public hearings. He may well attempt this kind of dirty trick again.

A deal may have been made, a bribe offered, or perhaps Courtney just wants a vote, win or lose, to use against the Republicans.

If this happens of course, we would also have a recorded vote to use against anti-gun Senators, but there is no question that the best outcome would be for that bill, and the other three anti-gun bills that are now in the Senate Rules Committee to simply die.

Anything can happen now and happen fast. And don’t forget, we fully expect Bloomberg to drop in some NYC arm twisters with millions of dollars.

It would be wise to send one more email to your Senator urging him to vote against new gun rights restrictions.

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