Brumbles: State gun bills are a Marxist's dream
We did a lot of good things in our county last election cycle, but the radical left learned nothing and really doesn't care. So far, after creating 10 taxes last year for $1 billion, there are already 30 new taxes waiting to be voted on. Corrupt Gov. Kate Brown and crew never invented a tax that they didn't love and believe that you can squeeze blood from of a turnip.
What is even worse than stealing your money is that even though eight more counties passed the Second Amendment Preservation Ordinance, the despots ignored this grassroots plea and are doubling down on their masters' effort to steal your rights with, so far, 15 new gun bills waiting in the same halls.
These illegal bills are a Marxist's dream. Some of the initiatives in this first round of anti-rights legislation include making magazines that can hold over five rounds illegal; requiring a license to buy ammo along with a background check for the same; a redefinition of "assault weapon" to include most commonly owned firearms; several bills to raise the age to purchase or own firearms to 21; a bill to allow corporations to sell only to people 21 or older if they wish; a 14-day wait; mandatory lockup and liability; a law to discourage ranges; a preemption statute so that every city and/or county can have different laws; a restriction on the sale of firearms if state police cannot determine eligibility to own firearms; mandatory reporting of the loss of a firearm within 24 hours or face criminal consequences; establishment of a voluntary "do not sell" list; an increase of concealed handgun license (CHL) fees; necessary permits to purchase firearms; criminal background checks to sell ammo or firearms; a provision to be able to buy only 20 rounds a month with a license and background check; and more.
These bills are absolutely insane and radical — even for radicals.
Do not let hypocrite Rep. Brad Witt, a Democrat from Clatskanie, fool you. I still have Brad recorded wanting to sponsor several anti-rights laws, but since all of his dreams have been sponsored by others, he has sponsored a bill that allows schools to teach firearms safety education so far. Oregon Firearms Federation (OFF) already has IP 11 soon to be waiting for a ballot title. It would require schools to teach firearm safety education. Brad got beat up in November and is trying to fool you into thinking that he is pro-rights again. [Ed.: Witt was re-elected on Nov. 6, 2018, with 53.9 percent of the vote.] He only represents himself, not you, and we will get rid of him in 2020.
The good news is that we passed the Second Amendment Preservation Ordinance in November and I filed the Second Amendment Sanctuary Ordinance on Jan. 7, that even makes our county safer... more to come on that later.
Strap in, we are in for a rough one. The lunatics surely are running the asylum, they have a super majority, and they can't even spell Constitution.
Chris Brumbles is the Columbia County coordinator for the Oregon Firearms Federation and founder of the Oregon Irregulars, a group affiliated with the "Three Percenters" movement. He lives in Deer Island.
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