With clamor for gun control increasing among politicians and anti-gun zealots, it’s important to remember why the founding generation believed the right to bear arms is so vital to liberty. In colonial times, bearing arms was considered essential in safeguarding one’s natural rights to life, liberty…
Where Is The Outrage For Antonio
by Ruthie on March 28, 2013 at Victory Girls
It is heart-wrenching to hear the news with regards to the murder of a small helpless and defenseless child. A thirteen month old boy named Antonio Santiago in Georgia Mar 21st, 2013 who was shot in the face, directly between the eyes by two youth demanding money from his mother – Sherry West. A child who had just started his journey down the road of life.
So where is the outrage? Where is the bombardment of news bites from the media – television and newspaper alike – like that in the Trayvon Martin case, where you could not turn on the TV or pick up a paper with out hearing about Trayvon Martin? Where is the White House on this latest violence with a firearm and where are those boisterous politicians donned in hoodies or large cowboy hats screaming racism. One must wonder, if the reason we are not hearing -day in and day out – about this murder – is true racism.
Read the full article here
Oregon Sen. Ginny Burdick had scheduled a Town Hall meeting for March 4th at 7pm at PSU. According to a press release and her own Facebook page she had to cancel due to “scheduling conflicts”.
Well apparently, Senator Burdick is nothing more than a garden variety liar. As you will see on the video below, shot outside of her house on March 4th from around 5pm to 7:30pm, she was home the entire time. Perhaps it was because Monday night TV was showing: “The Bachelor: the women tell all” and maybe she doesn’t have a DVR.
At least Ginny came out from under her desk long enough to skedaddle home to hide in her living room. It’s time for the voters in Senator Burdick’s district to let her know they don’t appreciate their representatives lying to them and then to send her packing!
With major thanks to the Oregon Firearms Federation, below you will find yet MORE insane gun legislation being introduced in Salem.
The following are gun bills released so far. Bills with an “X” before them are anti-gun bills. Those with a “+” before them are pro-gun bills, and those with nothing before them are either neutral or simply make no sense.
X SB 346 Creates crime of unlawfully transferring large capacity magazine. Punishes by maximum of one year’s imprisonment, $6,250 fine, or both
X SB 347 Modifies crime applicable to possession of firearm, or instrument used as dangerous weapon, while in or on school grounds. Requires entity controlling school grounds to adopt written policy before concealed handgun licensees may assert affirmative defense to crime.
+SB 542 Removes Department of State Police as designated state point of contact for purposes of National Instant Criminal Background Check System. Requires gun dealer to obtain authorization to transfer firearm directly from system.
+SB 647 Removes Department of State Police as designated state point of contact for purposes of National Instant Criminal Background Check System. Requires gun dealer to obtain authorization to transfer firearm directly from system.
+SB 696 Modifies exemption from execution applicable to certain firearms.
X SB 699 Bans licensed carry in the Capitol.(Burdick’s Revenge)
X SB 700 “Universal” Background Checks
+SB 713 Permits firearms training facilities in exclusive farm use zones.
X SB 758 Requires person that owns firearm to obtain and maintain in effect liability insurance policy that covers firearm and complies with provisions specifying coverage and other requirements for li- ability insurance policy. (AND LOTS MORE…)
X SB 760 For purposes of invoking justification for use of physical force, requires person who uses phys- ical force in self-defense to make good faith effort to retreat.
X SB 796 Requires person applying for concealed handgun license to pass firing range test. Declares emergency, effective on passage.
+ HB 2365 Authorizes county sheriff to waive residency requirement for concealed handgun license if applicant resides in another state. (Allows residents of any state to apply for a CHL in Oregon)
+HB 2366 Removes Department of State Police as designated state point of contact for purposes of National Criminal Background Check System
+ HB 2367 Provides nonresidents who are authorized to carry concealed handgun in another state with protections provided to persons with Oregon concealed handgun license
+ HB 2368 Modifies circumstances under which public body may disclose concealed handgun license information.
+ HB 2369 Provides honorably retired law enforcement officers with protections provided to Oregon con- cealed handgun license holders
+ HB 2376 Modifies s authority of county sheriff related to issuance and revocation of concealed handgun license.
+ HB 2377 Authorizes issuance of concealed handgun license to person convicted or diverted for certain marijuana offenses in another jurisdiction, if conviction or diversion is equivalent to conviction or diversion that does not operate as bar to obtaining license under Oregon law.
Expands class of marijuana convictions that do not operate as bar to obtaining concealed handgun license to include misdemeanor conviction for possession of marijuana that was committed before possession of less than one ounce was made punishable solely by fine under Oregon law.
HB 2588 Directs Department of State Police to identify states that recognize Oregon concealed handgun licenses and that impose eligibility requirements for issuing concealed handgun licenses that are substantially similar to Oregon requirements.
Provides nonresidents who are licensed to carry concealed handgun in state identified by Department of State Police with defenses provided to persons with Oregon concealed handgun license. Prohibits arrest of nonresidents who possess valid concealed handgun license issued in state whose license is verifiable through use of national law enforcement data system.
Prohibits issuance of Oregon concealed handgun license to person convicted of, or found guilty except for insanity of, misdemeanor involving violence.
HB 2589 Eliminates requirement that concealed handgun licensee be resident of county in which license is issued.
Modifies fees related to issuance of concealed handgun license.
+ HB 2605 Modifies certain law enforcement defenses applicable to certain firearms-related crimes
+HB 2843 Allows off-duty law enforcement officers to possess firearms in public buildings.
+HB 2910 Allows corrections officer employed by Department of Corrections to lawfully possess weapon in locked box in officer’s personal vehicle parked in department parking lot while officer is present at department in official capacity.
+ HB 2911 Allows corrections officer employed by Department of Corrections to lawfully possess weapon in locked box in officer’s personal vehicle parked in department parking lot while officer is present at department in official capacity.
+HB 3006 Invalidates federal firearm laws in State of Oregon. Declares emergency, effective on passage.
+HB 3009 Provides certain persons with right to possess firearm on college or university grounds. Declares emergency, effective on passage.
X HB 3114 Authorizes public universities, Oregon Health and Science University and community college districts to prohibit possession of firearms on campus, including by persons with concealed handgun licenses. Eliminates exemption for crime of possession of firearm in public building for person with concealed handgun license if university or district has prohibited such possession.Declares emergency, effective on passage. (The gun ban is buried on page 65 of this 66 page bill.)
X HB 3200 Bans virtually all modern firearms and magazines, allows for warrantless searches of gun owners’ homes.
X HB 3261 Establishes refundable credit against personal income taxes for purchase of qualifying gun safes. Applies to tax years beginning on or after January 1, 2013, and before January 1, 2015. Takes effect on 91st day following adjournment sine die. (Well meaning, but a terrible idea. Identifies gun owners, sets the stage for mandatory storage requirements.)
X HB 3412 Establishes Task Force on Reducing Gun Violence. Sunsets task force on date of convening of 2015 regular session of Legislative Assembly. Declares emergency, effective on passage. (Stupid waste of money. Another “emergency.)
X HB 3413 Creates crime of endangering a minor by allowing access to a firearm. Punishes by maximum of one year’s imprisonment, $6,250 fine, or both.Prohibits transfer of firearm to person convicted of endangering a minor by allowing access to a firearm for five-year period after conviction.Requires gun dealer to post notice concerning obligation to prevent minors from accessing firearm without consent of firearm owner or minor’s parent or guardian. (Another bill Mark Haas needs to take his name off. Forbids your 17 year old daughter from using one of your firearms to defend herself in her own home.)
SALEM, OREGON: Two days after Senate Democrats claimed they would not seek a ban on modern firearms and feeding devices, Democrats in the Oregon House introduced just that.
Seven Senators joined with eight House Reps to introduce a sweeping ban on virtually all modern firearms. Among the Senators is, of course, Ginny Burdick, who claimed on Wednesday “that she is backing off an attempt to push through a bill on gun clips that she drafted following the December shootings at the Clackamas Mall.” The other sponsors are:
Representatives BAILEY, BUCKLEY, DEMBROW, FREDERICK, READ, REARDON, TOMEI, Senators , DINGFELDER, HASS, MONNES- ANDERSON, MONROE, SHIELDS, STEINER- HAYWARD.
I have the sneaking suspicion that this is an Overton Window ploy on the part of the Democrats in the Oregon legislature. Put forth an outrageous, naked attempt to ban guns and when the people predictably get pissed off – step back and make “common sense” compromises. They will water down their bill and still get to incrementally strip Oregonians of their 2nd Amendment rights – just a little bit at a time. This must be stopped cold – no compromise, no horse trading, STOPPED! Democrats have proven time and again that they cannot be trusted – they will lie, cheat and steal to push their agenda. Gloves off friends – we are in the fight of our lives and failure is not an option!
Read more at Oregon Firearms Federation here
If you think that a state you don’t live in doesn’t affect you with its laws, think again. To that end, please share and email around this letter to Rep. Mike Hope, a Marine veteran and current Seattle police officer, who is co-sponsoring a bill to force universal background checks, effectively ending the ability of one law abiding citizen to sell a firearm to another law abiding citizen without the government getting involved. Several states are doing this, and it is incredibly important that we all get off our butts and stop this madness.
Regarding the bill HB 1588 in the WA State Legislature, sent to Rep. Mike Hope at firstname.lastname@example.org:
Rep. Mike Hope,
As my representative, it is your job to speak for me. Your website says you understand this concept, and as a member of the state legislature, one would hope you’re well-versed enough in the Constitution to grasp the purpose of your elected position. As someone who has worn the uniform of a United States Marine, one would hope you can wrap your head around the basic values that you once defended. Your current support of HB 1588–and your disrespectful, rude, arrogant and even childish comments to your constituents, however, prove otherwise.
Read the rest of the letter at Victory Girls and be sure to share with friends and family living in Washington State.
The Well Armed Woman is local groups of women around the country that meet monthly to practice, learn and grow as shooters. We create opportunities for women shooters to be introduced to issues that are important to us, learn safe gun handling skills and train together.
We are here to expand the world of firearms to women all over the country in a safe, non-threatening way with the purpose of Educating, Equipping and Empowering woman shooters.
- Educating women on firearm safety, gun care and handling
- Developing gun handling skills
- Building defensive gun skills and awareness
- Developing confidence
- Networking with women of like interests
- Meeting new people/socializing
This is a brand new program and Salem, Oregon is part of a growing list of chapters forming all over the country.
We welcome women 21 years and older of all experience levels. From seasoned shooters to women just getting started with buying, shooting, and caring for firearms, we offer a comfortable learning environment.
If you live in the Mid-Willamette Valley and want to find out more send an email to dqnTWAW@gmail.com or click here to find out more.
Oregon state Senator Ginny Burdick spoke at the “One Million Moms For Gun Control” rally, February 9th, 2013 ( https://www.facebook.com/events/274285102701019/ ). There, she laid out the plans and tactics that gun grabbers can use to get what they want, which is more legislation based on fear and misinformation. About 100 people turned out for the event, including some pro gun protesters, as opposed to the 1000 some odd who were at the pro gun rally the day before.
Read the full article here at 54’40” Or Fight
Salem, OR: Hundreds of Oregonians gathered today at the Capitol in Salem, Oregon despite the still winter-like weather and the fact that today was a work day for many. Cold hands were wrapped around coffee served by Coffee In Motion, making the damp, chilly temperatures tolerable as we listened to speakers share their thoughts on gun control, unalienable rights and freedom.
I took a vacation day from work so that I could attend and as I strolled through the assembled crowd I was struck again by the dishonest and scandalous way we are portrayed in the media. Too often it is as snaggle-toothed mouth breathers, barely able to put two words together, or as wild-eyed extremists on the par with the worst villains in history. What I saw today were families, couples, young men and women, bikers, and a father with his small son who was thrilled to have just been given a badge sticker by a law enforcement officer. I also met two gentlemen who graciously gave me money to purchase more reference cards to hand out when the “free” ones I had requested from Capitol staff ran out. To these men I say thank you, thank you for trusting me to do what I said I would do. I was able to hand out an additional 280 reference cards thanks to their generosity!
These people are among the best of our community – law abiding citizens who are fed up with government infringement on our rights and the intrusion into their lives.
My hope is that some elected officials took a moment out of their day to cross the street and chat with their constituents, spend a moment or two engaging in conversation about how their decisions effect the people who elected them to serve. Unfortunately, most of these legislators were not actually on the premises today so, they missed a golden opportunity to take the pulse of the people, to see and to hear what matters to Oregonians.