It is disgraceful of you to use the Clackamas Town Center shooting as a platform to launch yet another assault on law abiding Oregonian’s right to own firearms. I find your email today asking lawmakers to pass LC 1031, a naked attempt to infringe upon my right to protect myself, my family and any other person in imminent danger, with a legally purchased firearm.
Let me remind you that Amendment II to the Constitution of the United States of America states in part: “…the right of the people to keep and bear Arms, shall not be infringed.” As a duly sworn senator in the State of Oregon you took an oath to uphold the Constitution Ms. Burdick, perhaps you should revisit your oath.
The Clackamas Town Center shooting is the work of a mentally deranged person who used a firearm to wreak his violence on innocent people in a GUN FREE ZONE! It is a logical next step to conclude that had there been even one law abiding citizen with a legally concealed firearm this terrible loss of life might have been avoided.
Regardless of how many laws are enacted – deranged, evil individuals will seek to injure and kill others, they will use whatever means necessary to do this. Gun control laws make law abiding citizens in to criminals for possessing firearms as a means to protect themselves. You Ms. Burdick, do not have the moral authority to do this – period.