Prozanski: Only 45 Days in Jail for DUI Killer. Gun Bills Carry a Harsher Penalty

The 2nd Amendment Action Center reports:

State Senator Floyd Prozanksi, who is in an eternal race with Ginny Burdick for the title of worst Senator, also serves as a prosecutor in Lane County. He was recently working on a case involving an underage drunk driver who ran over and murdered a pedestrian. The killer’s sentence? 45 days in jail and 2 years probation.

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“He was only charged with being impaired when he was driving,” Prozanski said of Stewart. “This was not a trial regarding the collision.”
Lane County prosecutors previously reviewed the investigation and decided against pursuing charges related to the death of Nicholas Asher Tendick, a 32-year-old man who was crossing Coburg Road just south of the Willamette River when Stewart’s Ford Ranger pickup struck him.”

Screen-Shot-2014-02-18-at-7.50.55-PMAs if this weren’t enough to make you pull your hair out, guess what the punishment would have been for a legal CHL holder carrying in the Capitol building, had Prozanski’s SB699 passed in the 2013 session…
Maximum sentence of 5 years in prison, as a Class C Felony.

Yes, you’ve read this correctly. In Senator Prozanski’s dreamland, carrying a gun on your hip deserves 40 times the punishment than vehicular homicide would carry.

Though not sponsored by Prozanski, 2013′s SB 346 would have carried a 1 year imprisonment for transferring a magazine that held 11 rounds. SB 347 would have carried the same Class C Felony punishment as the above Capitol building ban if a CHL holder had their gun on them while dropping off their kid on school grounds. The dreaded HB3200 would have taken the cake, with a 10 year imprisonment for not registering an 11 round magazine.

This, ladies and gentlemen, is the ineptitude we are dealing with amongst our elected “leaders” in Salem.

(H/T 2ndaction.org)

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ANTI-GUN BILL ANALYSIS AND TALKING POINTS

 

alertThe following bills are scheduled to be heard, on Friday April 5 at a public hearing at the State Capitol.

We encourage you to attend if you can, and if not make your feelings known to the members of the committee that will be hearing the bills.

Contact info for the committee can be accessed here.

SB 347

This bill would ban licensed concealed carry on school property. This means school buildings and the grounds adjacent to school buildings. It would “allow” a school district to adopt a policy permitting licensed carry or allow persons with CHL’s to store their guns in a safe or vault that the school controls.

(There are 175,000 CHL holders in this state. The anti-gunners cannot point to a single example of a CHL holder misusing a firearm in a school. This bill is nothing more than harassment of gun owners.)

Even the rabidly anti-gun Oregonian Editorial Board asks “what, exactly, makes license holders more dangerous in schools than in libraries, playgrounds or on crowded sidewalks?

A few points about this:

In the very unlikely event that a school provided gun safes, a person would be required to handle a gun that would otherwise not be touched at all.
CHL holders carry firearms as defensive tools. Having the school lock them up renders them pointless.
The anti-gun extremists are pushing for a ban on firearms in the Capitol because some legislators claim they were “intimidated” by the sight of guns. Prozanksi wants to amend the “no-guns-in-the Capitol” bill to allow carry, if no one ever sees the gun, yet in this bill, he is trying to create a situation where a person coming into a school would be forced to display a firearm if he’s allowed to have it at all. In the (virtually all) schools that will NOT allow firearms, a parent would not even be allowed to pick a sick child up from school unless the child was forced to meet the parent off the school property.

As always it “declares an emergency.”

SB 699

As drafted, this would ban those with CHL’s from the Capitol Building if in possession of a firearm. (It’s interesting to note that groups like the “Brady Campaign” have long decried the legality of “hidden handguns.” Now the attack is on open carry.)

This scheme long predates the recent rallies but seeks to exploit them. The fact is when rally goers went into “their” building they were perfectly well behaved. The police reported “no incidents.” Once again, for years licensed carry was allowed in the Capitol. There have been no problems. The anti-gunners claim the were intimidated by the sight of people openly carrying rifles so they respond by outlawing the concealed carry of pistols! This is another bill that looks for a problem where there isn’t one.

If the current amendments are adopted, the ban would not apply to retired cops and corrections officers. There has been no explanation for that proposed change. But another amendment would allow concealed carry “provided that the firearm is completely concealed from view.” It would also extend these new restrictions to all public buildings.

Since this has historically been how CHL holders (including many legislators) have carried their firearms this is an entirely unneeded change. But it’s also a problem. If a license holder’s firearm became visible at any point, that person could be charged with a FELONY. There is simply no need for this legislation and it puts gun owners at great risk. What does “completely concealed from view” even mean? Does this mean if a handgun prints through an outer garment, you become a felon?

Of course, it declares “an emergency.”

SB 700

This bill outlaws most private transfers. The original bill exempts “immediate family” without defining the term. The “gut and stuff” amended version allows transfers between:

“(A) The person’s spouse;

“(B) The person’s parent;

“(C) The person’s child;

“(D) The person’s sibling;

“(E) The person’s grandparent;

“(F) The person’s grandchild; or

“(G) The spouse of a person specified in subparagraphs (B) to (F)

of this paragraph.

The amended version defines transfer as “the sale, gift or lease of a firearm.”

So you can give a gun to your son, but not your step-daughter. You may give a gun to your wife, but not your girlfriend. You may sell a gun to your son-in-law but not your nephew. However you may give a gun to your wife, who may give it to her sister, who may give it to her husband who can give it to his son. (Your nephew.) You may not give a gun to your domestic partner.

While the law says that if you purchase from a gun dealer and you are “delayed” you may take possession of the firearm without state approval after three days have elapsed. There are no similar protections for non-dealer transfers. The State Police can delay a private transfer forever.

As you may know, the Oregon State Police ID unit routinely fails to complete background checks for dealers in a timely fashion. Gun buyers are left waiting sometimes months to complete a transfer. This bill would force the failed system on virtually all transfers. And when the “system” is down, you are simply out of luck. Sellers would be required to have state issued forms before a transfer could take place. Oh yeah, it creates a state wide gun registry too.

Of course, it declares “an emergency.”

SB 796

Range Requirements

This bill creates a baffling collection of shooting requirements to get a CHL. It changes the requirements for legal resident aliens to apply for a CHL. The shooting requirements are totally arbitrary and bear no resemblance to any real life situation. Here are some of the demands:

(A) 20 rounds fired from a distance of three yards, with:

(i) Five rounds fired one at a time with two seconds allowed for each shot;

(ii) 10 rounds fired two at a time with three seconds allowed for each two shots; and

(iii) Five rounds fired with 10 seconds allowed for all five shots;

(B) 20 rounds fired from a distance of seven yards, with:

(i) Five rounds fired with 10 seconds allowed for all five shots;

(ii) Five rounds fired with four seconds allowed for the first two shots and six seconds

allowed for the remaining three shots;

(iii) Five rounds fired one at a time with three seconds allowed for each shot; and

(iv) Five rounds fired with 15 seconds allowed for all five shots; and

(C) 10 rounds fired from a distance of 15 yards, with:

(i) Five rounds fired with six seconds allowed for the first two shots and nine seconds

allowed for the remaining three shots; and

Five shots fired with 15 seconds allowed for all five shots;

The shooting requirements would be necessary for every renewal.

The bill has two amendments. One would make it only apply to new license applicants. The other amendment changes the required course of fire by a few seconds and makes some changes in the order and sequence of the shooting, proving the original bill makes demands that are totally arbitrary and spawned from the fantasy of someone who never picked up a firearm.

The bill makes no allowances for the different rates of fire of semi-auto pistols vs revolvers. It makes no distinction between calibers.

It requires the availability of shooting range and range officers. It has no method for enforcement and does not specify who is supposed to test students or how their grades must be recorded or proven.

April 1 2:40 PM. This has been changed again. Now proof of meeting the test will be required. See this amendment. They have removed the time requirements. So, once again, making it up as they go.

It will vastly increase the cost and complexity of getting and keeping a CHL. As with the other four bills, there has been no reason shown for why this bill is needed as its supporters have been unable to provide any examples that would demonstrate that current license holders have been any kind of problem. It would not apply to people who just chose to carry openly.
Of course, it declares “an emergency.”

H/T Oregon Firearms Federation

Coincidence? Oregon Gun Bill Hearings Postponed…Gabby Giffords & Mark Kelly to Appear in Salem

Here’s an interesting coincideMark-Kelly-Breitbartnce. It’s been announced that the hearings for the many Burdick/Greenlick gun bills have been postponed for “a couple of weeks”.

Now, take a look below to see that, Oh My Gosh, Gabby Giffords and her husband Mark “AR-15” Kelly will be in Salem in a couple of weeks. What? How amazing is that – I wonder if Ginny and Mitch will invite them to the capitol for a tour or something fun like that!

Here’s the information from the Elsinore Theater about how you can spend an evening with Mark and Gabby, who, I might add, seem to be lovely people. Lovely people who are being used shamelessly by the gun grabbing, 2nd Amendment hating left.

4/26/13 Fri

“Endeavour  to Succeed”. An evening with Captain Mark Kelly with guest appearance by Gabby Giffords @ 6:30 pm. Presented by the Medical Foundation of Marion & Polk Counties. Proceeds benefit MedAssist & Project Access.

Coincidence?

Oregon Senator Ginny (Grab Our Guns) Burdick Skips Townhall Meeting to watch TV

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”.

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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!

H/T Bill Post Radio Show

…The Oregon Gun Grab Continues

With major thanks to the Oregon Firearms Federation, below you will find yet MORE insane gun legislation being introduced in Salem.

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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.)

H/T Oregon Firearms Federation

URGENT: Massive Gun Ban Introduced in Oregon

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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.

Remember them.

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

Ginny Burdick Lays Out Tactics For Gun Grabbing Advocates

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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

Oregonians Assemble Peacefully for 2nd Amendment Rights Rally in Salem

2nd Amendment Rally Salem, Oregon

2nd Amendment Rally Salem, Oregon

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.

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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!

A father and his small son attend today's rally in Salem

A father and his small son attend today’s rally in Salem

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.

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Standing up for 2nd Amendment Rights

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.

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