GUN LOCK DOWN BILL IS LAW
SB 554, the rights crushing bill brought to us by leftist Democrats and cowardly Republicans is now in effect .
We have received numerous requests for an explanation of exactly what the bill does. But given the contradictions between what its proponents said it would do, and what the actual language of the bill says, any attempt at an in-depth explanation of the bill would be a fool’s errand.
Just one example of what a cesspool of state efforts at entrapment it is, is this line from Section 2 of the bill:
(It apparently is referring to a definition of what an integral firearm’s locking device is)
(b) A device incorporated into the design of the firearm that is designed to prevent the operation of the firearm by any person not having access to the device.
If you are scratching your head, you are not alone.
During the time the bill was being debated its proponents insisted that you could lawfully allow a minor child to have access to a firearm for self defense in the home. They repeated this over and over. And over and over we contacted Republican legislators to request that they ask how that position could be reconciled with this language in the bill:
(b)That the owner or possessor of the firearm is in the person’s own residence, either alone or with only authorized persons who also live in the residence and who are not minors, and the residence is secure. (Emphasis added)
As you probably have concluded, the Republicans repeatedly let this contradiction slide.
So, while we will in no way attempt to dissect this poorly written garbage, we are confident telling you this:
Under the law, you need to keep any gun you are not carrying locked up and useless.
You can be held responsible for any crimes committed with guns that have been stolen from you.
Your rights to allow a minor to use one of your firearms are now extremely restricted and very complicated.
Your liability when you LAWFULLY transfer a firearm is now exponentially higher.
You may no longer carry a firearm with a concealed handgun license in the Portland Airport Terminal, the Capitol Building (YOUR building) and the grounds of any school that chooses to make its property off limits.
The cost of a CHL has doubled.
Those are the highlights.
As you have been hearing, there is a massive uproar in the legislature because House Speaker Tina Kotek pulled the rug out from under the House Republicans by reneging on a deal she made to give them equal representation on a redistricting committee.
This is all theater and a giant fraud. Anyone with a functioning brain cell knew that having equal votes on ONE redistricting committee meant nothing. All the Democrats had to do was not agree to anything the Republicans wanted and refuse to pass anything. And then redistricting would be taken away from the legislature and handed over to militant anti-gunner, Secretary of State Shemia Fagan.
The Democrats never had anything to lose. And now, with the football yanked away again as they set up for a kick, the Republicans are whining about what a bad deal they got and acting surprised that Kotek would lie to them. It’s all nonsense.
The deal was always about money and nothing else.
Suddenly, the Republicans who refused to stand up for anything this session and watched as our rights were stolen, are outraged that the same people who screwed us are screwing them. Because you see, while losing your rights is YOUR problem, getting redistricted and maybe losing their seats is THEIR problem.
No matter how this ends, we lose. Of course, if the Democrat’s plans to gerrymander all of Oregon to forge even bigger majorities for the party of left wing extremists are successful, it’s hard to imagine that things could get worse considering the complete refusal of almost all Republicans to stand for anything but a payoff.
Meanwhile, we want to thank everyone who has contributed to our battle in Columbia County and our fights against two anti-gun ballot measures. No other organization stepped up to fight these ballot measures and these fights are very expensive. So your support has been critical.
We are facing some of the most challenging times in our history. Across the state medical and emergency service workers are facing termination for refusing to have their bodily autonomy stolen by the same people who are working to steal our Second Amendment Rights.
Violent crime is soaring as police numbers dwindle and nationally our country is under the control of people who clearly are determined to destroy it.
You are the front lines now. There is no other way to put it. Thank you again for your uncompromising support and stay safe and strong.