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â€œThis patchwork will impact Oregonians where they live, work, recreate, do business, seek healthcare and volunteerâ€
Editor's note: this is the fourth and last in a multi-part series which is a reprint of a letter from a desperate gun owner and her thoughts on the current proposals in the legislature.
Public buildings belong to all Oregonians, the fact that we have to get permits to exercise our first and second amendment rights are already against our constitutional and God given rights. Reducing citizens rights due to fear mongering is irresponsible. Politicians and "activists" talk about how they want to "feel safe" and state that "Everyone deserves to feel safe" but what it really sounds like, is that you are the only ones allowed that sense of safety.
Individuals are only afforded the right to feel safe if you fall in line with a particular ideology. It does not appear that they care about the rights of Law abiding Oregonians who want to actually be safe by exercising their second amendment right. What does this mean for those of us who do not feel safe because our police are being told to stand down against criminals while our cities and neighborhoods are under siege? What does this mean for those of use who are attacked on the streets by "Antifa" and BLM thugs? What does this mean for the woman told she must go put her firearm away in her car where it is a risk of being stolen if she wants to walk into her Childs school or State Capitol? What does this mean for those of us who are having criminals released back into our communities while the local government is calling to defund our police? What about our right to defend ourselves in any place at any time? What about our right to "feel safe"?
Politicians, like SB 554
Chief Sponsor Representative Rachel Prusak (D-West Linn) have all of the protection they need using tax payer funds to buy security, houses behind gates or large fences and in some situations even body armor. Politicians have the protection they need but don't seem to feel that citizens deserve those same rights. It is our choice to protect ourselves and our families how we see fit at any place and at any time. Politicians and special interest groups are advocating to create a patchwork of laws that vary from place to place, and that give local government the right over a citizens free will, would it not be better to just allow part of Oregon to join Idaho? If so I encourage Oregonians to take a look at the Greater Idaho Movement at greateridaho.org either that or Oregonians join the State of Jefferson movement. Portland politics are impacting all of Oregon and if you actually listened to the true voice of the people that you are in office to represent you would not allow these bills to move forward.
Politicians take away our police, legalize drugs, decriminalize actions that are a detriment to society, allow endless riots and attacks in our streets and neighborhoods, catch and release violent criminals, advocate for felons to vote, spew divisive rhetoric and slander against any opposition and now want to restrict our right to defend ourselves with firearms. All through 2020 individuals could shop at places like Costco and Home Depot, go to work in crowded facilities such as Amazon, riot in Portland streets while screaming it the face of first responders and citizens but somehow we were not allowed to testify at hearings, sing in church or have holidays with our loved ones. I hope you can all see past the hypocrisy and into the reality of what's going on in our country.
I ask again, where does this end? This patchwork law will impact Oregonians where they live, work, recreate, do business, seek healthcare, go to school and volunteer. This Bill and others like it open the door for even more restrictive legislation until our second amendment rights have been eroded away until you simply cannot carry your firearm anywhere in the state of Oregon. Your firearm cannot protect you from your vehicle, this tool can only be utilized when it is on your person, that is the entire purpose of carrying a firearm. To have protection on your person at all times, in all situations. You need to separate gun violence from responsible gun ownership, those who are apt to commit gun violence will not be those who are going to follow these radical laws if enacted.
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It is worth repeating that the false narrative that the only individuals that care about their second amendment rights are somehow just a bunch of right wing, conservative, racist, neo-fascist, red neck white males is absolutely absurd and embarrassing to those who push such ridiculousness. These agencies do not have the right to take away our first amendment rights in "special zones" and they should not have the ability to do so to our second amendment rights. Why is this Bill really being considered and why is there an emergency clause? This is more than just creating a "Safe Zone" -- we cannot "Safe Zone" ourselves out of reality and into further ignorance of what actually constitutes dangerous behavior. The real danger is in the passing of ill thought bills like SB 554.
I urge you to keep Oregon beautiful and free for all Oregonians as I am ready to leave my beautiful home state of Oregon, as are many others. I sincerely hope that each one of you understand how bad it has to become for anyone to want to leave their home state, especially one as magnificent as Oregon.
In closing I would like to tell you a little about myself and why this is important to me. I was born at OHSU and raised in the Portland metro area. My grandfather, affectionately called â€œBudâ€ lived in Woodburn prior to World War II before he left to serve our country in the Philippines as a private in the Army Air Corps. My grandfather served our country, my country, your country and he suffered for it. My grandfather survived the Bataan death March, the Clyde Maru Hell Ship and multiple prison camps including, Fukuoka POW Camp #1 -- Kashii (Pine Tree Camp) Kyushu Island 33-130.
My grandfather suffered greatly from 1942 to 1945 until he was liberated from the POW camp. Once home his battle continued, he lost one of his legs in 1963 due to a service connected illness and most of the use of his hands due to atypical bacteria TB, Kansas bacillus. My grandfather, "Bud" is said to be in medical journals due to being one of the first men at the time to contract Systemic Lupus Erythmetosis. We lost him in 1993 due to respiratory failure, likely related to his time of service protecting our freedoms. He loved Oregon and only moved once for warmer weather prior to coming home. He passed away at the Portland VA Medical center at the age of 76.
Iâ€™m at a loss and I am ready to leave my beautiful home state of Oregon, the same state my Grandfather left when he went to serve our country in the SW Pacific Theater. My Grandfather left the safety of the PNW for the Philippines to defend our country and our freedoms and yet I feel I must leave because my Freedoms are being taken away. I no longer feel safe in Oregon because the flag my Grandfather fought for and under is being burned in our streets while violent mobs attack citizens, businesses and entire communities.
I no longer feel safe because local politicians continue to insight division, as they call to defund the police and allow criminals to run free destroying our cities. I no longer feel safe because free speech is clearly under attack, and local leaders are practically mandating conformity through mob rule. Local Politicians are either ignorant to what is going on in our state or they donâ€™t care, perhaps itâ€™s a little of both.
While politicians have been hiding behind high fences, body guards and the national guard- spending tax payer dollars on body armor and an unconstitutional â€œimpeachmentâ€ attempt, Oregonians and Americans all over the country have been paying the price. The local government has done nothing to protect Oregonians in any truth but is still collecting tax payer dollars and now wants to take away the rights of Oregonians to defend themselves through unconstitutional gun legislation behind closed doors.
I want to remind you that Oregonians trusted each one of YOU to be voice of the people, you are not in office to merely fulfill biased political agendas or placate mass hysteria and violent mobs. You are not in office to find creative ways to manipulate and fear monger the people into giving up their God given and hard earned constitutional rights. You are not protecting law abiding citizens by passing any legislation that further restricts Americans second amendment. You can not claim safety or nobility in cause while allowing and advocating for mob violence and the defunding and disrespecting of our police departments and service members.
Iâ€™ve been to the Community Peace Collaborative meetings in Portland, Iâ€™ve worked on grant funded projects by DOJ and PPB, Iâ€™ve hosted and attended Coffee with a Cop talks and worked with former gang members and menâ€™s groups to help bridge the Gap between community and police. Iâ€™ve been active in my community and I know who is committing the crimes in our streets and so do you, itâ€™s not law abiding gun owners. Hiding behind hypocrisy and safe speak does not remove or negate the facts we chose to pretend donâ€™t exist. Who do you personally call when someone is making you feel unsafe? What happens when itâ€™s just the criminals left, well armed and emboldened by harmful bias legislation?
Our beautiful state is represented by seemingly disconnected politicians in NW Oregon who do not appear to represent the majority. Instead they seem to bow to domestic terrorists and violent mobs while ignoring hard working, tax paying citizens.
Our calls for justice are ignored and unfortunately we have no reason to believe that will change due to the current state of things. It really seems like a lot of legislation is being pushed through while citizens are focused on Covid-19 and distracted by violence in our streets and a strange impeachment attempt of a former president.
I left the Portland Metro area for Southern Oregon 8 months ago but I canâ€™t seem to escape the Portland political agendas that are destroying our state. My Grandfather left this state to defend our Freedoms, How much farther do I have to go to get mine back?
We are Americans first and Oregonians second. Political biases and agendas have no place in decision making when it comes to our basic constitutional rights. We are only here today because we valued the right of our citizens to protect themselves in all places, at all times and without restriction from politicians. This is not your choice it is ours.
Please do not allow HB 2543
, SB 585
, SB 554
and SB 571
to go any further than the bad ideas they are.
Oregon has become a nationwide mockery alongside, New York, California and Washington state. Citizens are afraid of sharing testimony out of fear of being â€œdoxedâ€, slandered or attacked and are leaving their home states in droves, but I have to take the risk and reach out. Please hear me.
Thank you to those of you continuing to stand up for our freedoms in the face of unprecedented political bullying, slander and cancel culture.
Respectfully and bravely,
--A Fed Up Oregonian
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â€œPoliticians seem to want to release the real criminals from jailâ€
Editor's note: this is the third in a multi-part series which is a reprint of a letter from a desperate gun owner and her thoughts on the current proposals in the legislature.
I listened as an individual claimed that getting a CHL was about as easy as getting a library card. Registering to vote may be easier than getting a library card but this is not the case when it comes to getting a firearm and then your CHL, especially in today's climate. Proponents of SB 554
are not speaking from experience they are speaking from ignorance. Every time you purchase a firearm you have to go through a background check, that means paperwork and finger prints every time
, even if you happened to purchase a firearm the week prior. You then wait for that background check to come back, sometimes weeks. To get your CHL you must prove that you have taken a safety course, most gun owners will pay over $100 dollars or more for a full day at the range which includes a firearms safety course.
Don't forget you also have to pay for your firearm and ammunition as well as your CHL (unlike a library card). To get your CHL, which you may need in order to carry your firearm in some cities (this is also an assault on our liberties) you need to make an appointment with the Sheriffs office which can also take a few months. Once you are called in for your appointment at the sheriff's
office you again are fingerprinted, have to fill out paper work, answer questions, and get photographed. I have never went through anything similar to this to get a library card which I will admit is harder to do than registering to vote. Raising the fee for a CHL is only going to impact those who are experiencing financial hardship and who may live in high crime areas where the police are often already overwhelmed, those are the citizens who need your advocacy not objection to be allowed to exercise their second amendment right freely.
Multnomah County Sheriff Mike Reese even mentioned that the response time of officers can be up to 30 minutes in some situations, when seconds matter and the police are minutes away, ask yourself if it were you and your family would you want to be armed? With the unchecked and almost politically encouraged lawless violence, attacks and even murders that have taken place in the streets and neighborhoods of Portland by members of "Antifa" and BLM, with the calls to defund our police while releasing criminals from jail and politicians advocating for additional rights for felons, politicians now have the audacity to try and limit where we can carry our firearms.
Politicians seem to want to release the real criminals from jail or just ignore their criminal behavior, while instead focusing on law abiding citizens and removing our rights to carry our firearms so that special interest groups can "feel safe". What about the rights of Oregonians who want to actually BE safe and protect themselves and their families by exercising their second amendment? Citizens are at risk for attacks while out in public spaces, demanding that they give up their right to defend themselves and put their firearms in the car where they can then be stolen by a criminal is absolute ignorance. These laws will not protect our communities from criminals who are already intent on committing an illegal act, and from the looks of it that is not the true intent of the proposed SB 554
and others like it.
It makes no sense to talk about school violence and the dangers that lurk in these places while removing a teachers, a parents or a school resource officers ability to defend themselves against those coming into these spaces intent on committing criminal acts. By removing or limiting School Resource Officers and the ability of citizens to arm themselves in any setting is opening them up for violent criminal attacks. You are expecting individuals to wait around for police while the only people who have a firearm are criminals. Since police are responding to crimes as they are in progress it is up to citizens to protect themselves, add into that equation the fact that police have no obligation to protect citizens -- I would say that is even more of a reason to not restrict our second amendment rights -- more than has already been done.
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The senior council at an anti-gun group gave testimony on Monday in support of this bill. While listening to her speak I interpreted her testimony to insinuate that we as a society are less safe because of citizens who have a CHL, though FBI reports, such as the one released in 2018 titled "Active Shooter Incidents in the United States in 2016-2017", have shown that CHL holders have helped to end active shooter events and "likely saved many lives," a claim that she called "laughable". She also made a statement to the effect that individuals with a CHL will not be turned into felons if they simply "turned around" and go put their firearm in the car if they encounter a sign indicating firearms are not allowed in a certain area.
These type of statements show just how out of touch with the reality the proponents of this bill really are, they would rather a law abiding citizen be forced to leave their firearms in a vehicle that could then be targeted by thieves and subsequently turn into an actual crime. During her testimony she made another comment to the effect that there is a dangerous gap between the people and those passing the laws, I would have to agree with her on this point and this is exactly why I believe this bill and others like it should not pass.
I along with many other Oregonians you heard from on Monday believe that public safety decisions should be made by the citizens it impacts and not by the special interest groups who hide behind anti-gun lobbyists, politics and legislation. Your promise is to the people, not just special interest groups who use political influence, and bullying to obtain the outcome they desire. The belittling, gaslighting and divisive rhetoric needs to stop just as the consideration for Senator Ginny Burdick's SB 554
needs to be stopped in its tracks.
To be continued...
--A Fed Up Oregonian
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â€œThis is a God given right that should never be up for debate.â€
Editor's note: this is the second in a multi-part series which is a reprint of a letter from a desperate gun owner and her thoughts on the current proposals in the legislature.
I heard during the testimony on Monday that tax payers are paying approximately 81 Billion dollars to local government, that's incredible. Is it not more prudent that tax payers, and NOT public officials and special interests groups, be the ones making the decisions for the people? We the people should be making the decisions and you should be there to uphold them. Laws are only followed by those who choose to follow them, you are attempting to restrict and subsequently disarm responsible gun owners who chose to protect themselves and those around them. Throughout the testimony you could hear the "Us vs. Them" typical rhetoric coming from proponents of SB 554 while those in opposition clearly wanted to be heard, understood, and allowed their freedoms and constitutional rights.
The disconnect and divide in our country is becoming a weapon itself. One woman in support of the bill stated that "our laws communicate our values", but this bill does not communicate the values of Oregonians, this bill and others like it impede our rights and disregard our values of family, freedom, liberty, safety and bodily sovereignty. Another woman in favor of SB 554
made a statement that "Our Democracy does not work at gun point", and she is right -- but not in the way I believe she intended. This country was founded on the basic God given rights of our citizens, and that includes the ability to bear arms and protect ourselves and our families from violence and tyranny- at any time and in any place. No one knows when or where they may need to utilize this right but thank God we have it. Unfortunately, we are watching as one political party is holding the other at political gun point in an attempt to prove their moral superiority over the other and slowly erode our constitutional rights in the name of "safety". It seems as though proponents of SB 554 think they deserve their own definition of safety. If the Capitol buildings and schools mentioned so frequently in the proponents arguments, are as dangerous places as they would have us believe, isn't that even more reason to allow citizens their second amendment right in these places? Criminals do not abide by, they are not deterred by, and they do not care about laws, recidivism rates explain that very clearly. This bill will not do anything but cause undue burden and subsequent harm on law abiding owners of firearms.
While listening to the testimony on Monday I was upset to hear more of the biased rhetoric used as an excuse to systematically legislate away our second amendment rights. I am a small statured woman and I do NOT feel safe knowing that anyone or any agency believes they have the authority to tell me when or where I can defend myself. I am also extremely insulted when I hear proponents of this bill insinuate that CHL holders are inexperienced or part of some extremist group, where does this false claim come from? I won't even glorify it by calling it "information". We are law abiding Oregonians who are not fooled by what this bill really is, another attempt to slowly erode away our second amendment rights. The proponents of this bill did nothing more than slander millions of American citizens in an attempt to intimidate, bully and restrict our second amendment rights.
This is not any politicians or special interest groups right to take away. My right to defend myself in any space at any time is not someone else's to make. I heard one proponent mention there are "non-lethal" ways of self defense, and though that may be true, at 5ft tall and 100lbs -- my use of force when it comes to an attacker larger than me is going to be much higher than someone of a larger stature. I do not want to get close to an attacker or go hands on in any way, that puts me at risk for being grabbed, attacked or worse. I believe this bill also restricts the use of pepper spray and tasers, why do you want a defenseless population and yet advocate to grant more rights to criminals? As one of the other brave opponents of this outrageous bill mentioned, her daughters ability to draw her firearm when faced with a stalker possibly saved her life and could have also prevented a separate attack the mother experienced if she would have had her firearm.
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Others gave testimony and mentioned how simply drawing their firearm deterred an attacker. If more individuals were armed in more places, violent crimes would go down and not up, most crimes are crimes of opportunity, and I DO believe criminals would have less opportunity and think twice before committing crimes in areas -or against individuals who are visibly carrying or may be carrying a firearm. Multnomah County Commissioner Sharon Meieran gave testimony and stated that she feels vulnerable because of "Anti-democratic extremism" and stated that public officials are the ones who should be making decisions about controlling what happens in public buildings, implying that they should have the right to deny citizens the option of expressing their second amendment rights in those places. To me this is another nod to just how out of touch and self serving Oregon politicians have become. Another gentleman named "Wessinger" I believe, stated that "armed protesters attacked a "journalist" and "counter protesters", he and other proponents of SB 554 would have you believe that conservative CHL carriers are the aggressors. "Wessinger" made no mention of the actual attacks being committed by members of Antifa and BLM that were carried out on anyone who did not comply with their fascist dictates, dared to film them or opposed their violence and destruction, including attacking police. Just ask Ted Wheeler. Portland and other cities have been under siege by far left extremist groups who are emboldened by individuals like this and yet they claim SB 554 is needed to ensure our safety. Wake up Oregon.
A self described member of "Antifa" lay in wait this summer and murdered a man in the streets of Portland because he was recognized as a conservative while other members of "Antifa" celebrated the death of the murdered man in the streets (yes this disgusting act is on video). "Antifa", members of BLM and the mainstream media push the false narrative that the murdered man was a "white supremacist", a "Racist" and "white nationalist" due to his conservative values, somehow I suppose it allowed them to look at this loss of life as justifiable, or somehow less tragic. I have watched endless live streams of the unspeakable violence taking place in our streets, I listen as members "Antifa" and members of BLM tell officers and citizens to go "Kill Yourself", they make awful threats against them and their families and follow through on unspeakable mob violence. If the tables were turned I can't help but think of how Oregon politicians would address these actions. I should remind you that we have not seen near the level of violence from conservatives as we have from these far left extremist groups, and the racist rhetoric coming from the far left is far more damaging to our democracy than allowing law abiding citizens into "safe zones" with firearms.
The outright terrorism that took place and is taking place in the streets of Portland and across our country in 2020 and into this year has been largely ignored, while law abiding citizens have fallen victim to the violence in our streets and the slanderous violent rhetoric spewing from the mouths of politicians. The bias is becoming clear and appears to be the motive for this anti-second amendment legislation. It seems as though politicians are asking for protection from the citizens, not protection for the citizens. Giving local governments the discretion to restrict our rights clearly opens them up to the pressure and bullying from radical groups seeking to dissolve our second amendment rights all together. We have already started to see the dissolution of our first amendment under the rise of cancel culture, this is a very slippery slope and it must not be allowed to go any further.
Randy Tucker, the Legislative affairs manager for METRO, where my uncle worked under Tri-Met's authority for many years and I volunteered as a park naturalist, made a statement during his testimony regarding how METRO would like to increase their authority when it comes to enforcing anti-gun legislation, and that METRO is opposed to any laws that takes away their rights to enforce those laws against tax paying Oregonians. I believe that if someone would have been on the MAX on May 26th, 2017 with a CHL the fatal stabbing that took the lives of two men and severely impacted another could have been prevented. Portland has become a dangerous place, and with legislation like this politicians are attempting to make it more dangerous for law abiding citizens. Guns and knives do not kill people, criminals with the intent to to do great harm kill people and we deserve the means to protect ourselves from such unspeakable violence.
Politicians and special interests groups want to make laws that give them more control over Oregonians constitutional rights, and they clearly do not want to leave these decisions up to the people whom the laws actually impact. We are not being heard and instead are forced out of the peoples Capitol and into virtual meetings that are ran through as quickly as possibly and handled without care. As I listened on Monday I heard brave citizens get "accidentally" muted by those hosting the meeting, interrupted by others, and heard many that seemed confused as to when it was their turn to speak, names were rattled though quickly, and many who signed up were not heard all all. Yet the second hearing for testimony was canceled and hundreds who waited to speak were told to send in written testimony that may not even be read. Are you reading this? Have you even made it this far?
This is not a system set up for the people and by the people, this is a system set up to pursue political agendas. While HUNDREDS of brave Oregonians spoke out against this bill on a Monday morning I only heard a handful of special interest groups and local agencies support this bill, all spewing the same bias and illogical rhetoric. I made the statement before, people fear what they don't know and it's clear that the majority of those involved in supporting this unconstitutional legislation do not have experience with firearms. It's also clear they have a political bias against the very large community of Oregonians and Americans who value their second amendment right. This is not a partisan issue, no matter how desperately some may try to turn it into one. This is a God given right that should never be up for debate.
To be continued...
--A Fed Up Oregonian
|Post Date: 2021-02-27 07:39:09||Last Update: 2021-02-28 11:13:35|
â€œWhy is this Bill being considered and why is there an emergency clause?â€
Editor's note: this is the first in a multi-part series which is a reprint of a letter from a desperate gun owner and her thoughts on the current proposals in the legislature.
Iâ€™m terrified to write this. I know this is long but I hope you take the time to read this, as I took the time to write it after a long day at work.
I never thought I would be afraid of being doxed or singled out by my own local government "officials" or neighbors, but I am afraid, and I know that I am not alone in this. The slander and violent retaliation against individuals, their families, and their livelihoods is what keeps many other Oregonians and American citizens from reaching out or sharing their concerns with local politicians. Even through that fear over 300 Oregonians came together today to testify against SB 554
and hundreds more have expressed their opposition to this irresponsible and unconstitutional bill. I am confident many more would have come forward if they would have known about this hearing, I myself learned about it last minute.
It is not lost on me that just two days after the hearing for SB 554
where Democrat's and special interest groups spent the day attempting to further restrict the rights of tax paying Oregonians through SB 554
-- just two days later they are attempting to pass SB 571
which grants additional rights to convicted felons and incarcerated individuals by allowing them the right to vote. This is clearly not about public safety, and has nothing to do with what's in the best interest of Oregonians. This is not the will of the people and appears to be nothing more than a desperate attempt by Democrats to further restrict the free will of the people while operating under the guise of "pubic safety", in an attempt to obtain as many votes as they can.
If this were about the people, why are politicians making it so hard for the people to be heard? Why was an emergency clause put on this bill? The same supporters of this bill are the same ones supporting reduced sentences for criminals and additional rights. We the people do not need or require permission to protect ourselves, but are humbly asking that you hear our pleas and put an end to the slow creep of anti second amendment legislation that is slowly eroding away at our liberties. Rushing Oregonians through testimony in an attempt to further restrict our rights, hardly seems legitimate or in the best interest of tax paying Oregonians. Many Oregonians are now contemplating moving away from our beautiful state and taking their tax funds with them.
More citizens are in opposition to this bill than proponents of it as you can tell from the testimony on Monday. It is clear to me that we would have heard even more opposition had the original hearing times been kept or extended. It is my belief and clearly the belief of a large majority of fellow Oregonians that politicians, local governments and special interest groups do not have the authority to dictate when and where we exercise our chosen self protective measures. Those who are the most unfamiliar with firearms seem to be those most opposed to them. You fear what you don't understand or know.
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I would encourage those individuals advocating for this bill to get familiar with a firearm so that they understand the true nature of this self defense tool. I also urge you to get to know just a few of the millions of Americans who carry this tool with them daily, you will understand just how out of line the anti second amendment bias truly is. The Purpose of adding the emergency clause to this bill seems like another intentional attempt to silence the voice of the people. The entire testimony process was confusing and made it difficult for individuals to effectively testify. Calling out multiple names at once was clearly confusing for those providing testimony, some of whom were testifying for the very first time.
Where does this end? This patchwork law will impact Oregonians where they live, work, recreate, do business, seek healthcare, go to school and volunteer. This Bill and others like it open the door for even more restrictive legislation until our second amendment rights have been eroded away- so much so that you simply will not be able to carry your firearms anywhere in the state of Oregon. Your firearm cannot protect you from your vehicle, this tool can only be utilized when it is on your person, that is the entire purpose of carrying a firearm. To have protection on your person at all times, in all situations.
You need to separate gun violence from responsible gun ownership, those who are apt to commit gun violence will not be those who are going to follow these radical laws if enacted. The false narrative that the only individuals that care about their second amendment rights are somehow just a bunch of right wing, conservative, racist, neo-fascist, red neck white males is absolutely absurd and embarrassing to those who push such ridiculousness. These agencies do not have the right to take away our first amendment rights in "special zones" and they should not have the ability to do so to our second amendment rights. Why is this Bill really being considered and why is there an emergency clause? This is more than just creating a "Safe Zone" -- we cannot "Safe Zone" ourselves out of reality and into further ignorance of what actually constitutes dangerous behavior. The real danger is in the passing of ill thought bills like SB 554
To be continued...
--A Fed Up Oregonian
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