“I know that many in Oregon are VERY upset that SB 719 passed,” Republican State Representative Bill Post announced Thursday. “Therefore a group of us are working to repeal it via the ballot. We need your help.”
SB 719? That’s a new edict that specifies:
“A law enforcement officer or a family or household member of a person may file a petition requesting that the court issue an extreme risk protection order enjoining the person from having in the person’s custody or control, owning, purchasing, possessing or receiving, or attempting to purchase or receive, a deadly weapon.”
Without even being charged with a crime, let alone convicted… Think of the potential incentives for abuse. And then think of the expense it would take for someone falsely accused to fight allegations, and the amount of “sympathy” or even basic justice to expect from an overwhelmingly “progressive” Oregon “justice” system.
Think of how “guilty until proven innocent” stands against everything right and just. And Constitutional.
Another maddening thing is the bill was sponsored by “Republican” Sen. Brian Boquist, who colluded with the most militant Democrat gun-grabbers in the legislature, turning his back on gun-owning constituents who previously had supported his bids for political power. His response to the suicide of his stepson was to infringe on the rights of everybody else. Decent people can sympathize with tragedy, but that’s not an excuse to use that to infringe on their rights. His response to criticism for his turning coat was to accuse representatives of the National Rifle Association and Oregon Firearms Federation of not caring “about veterans blowing their brains out.”
“As you know, the Governor has signed the Boquist/Burdick gun confiscation bill,” OFF told supporters in a Saturday alert. “What you might not know is how few of our friends in law enforcement are even aware of it. When the courts begin ordering the seizure of guns from people who have committed no crime, things are going to get real ugly in Oregon. So it’s time to go to work.”
Oregon gun owners can do that by visiting Repeal719.com and signing the petition as well as circulating petitions and collecting signatures from other Oregon voters, being mindful of the rules and the law to ensure signatures are valid. There’s also a need for volunteers to help verify signatures and for donations to the Repeal 719 PAC.
If you’re not from Oregon, your help is still welcome and needed. While you won’t be able to sign the petition, you can still support your brothers and sisters in arms there financially, by spreading the word and by promoting the group’s social media awareness and advocacy campaign. If Oregon gun-grabbers can get away with this there, it will confirm to gun-grabbers everywhere that it works. They’ll be trying it again wherever the right blood dance opportunity shows that a well financed billionaire/media Astroturf campaign pays off — including where you live.