The gun control debate in Oregon could be awakening from a long siesta that some thought would last through the end of session later this month. Oregon has a strong tradition of strong support for the entire Bill of Rights, including the right to keep and bear arms.
Liberal fascist New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg, founder of Illegal Mayors Against Guns, is spending money to push gun control in state capitals across the country, including Oregon and Washington, as reported by the New York Times reports.
In Washington, he’s helping a ballot initiative on background checks that failed in the legislative session.
In Oregon, gun legislation including background checks for transfers between private parties, training for concealed handgun license owners and a weapons ban at schools had already died in the legislature.
But Fuhrer Bloomberg has hired lobbyists to reopen background checks on private sales. State Sen. Betsy Johnson, D-Scappoose, posted on her Facebook page on Friday that bipartisan talks on guns have been reignited in the legislature, though she said no specific legislation is being considered and that previously introduced bills are dead.
From Johnson’s Facebook page :
“It’s just an early conversation, but it is a bi-partisan effort to close some loopholes in Oregon’s gun background check system. Senator Johnson says 2nd amendment rights are being respected, and she believes there needs to have a way to have folks who have been adjudicated as mentally ill to be added to the gun registry, so that person would not be able to own a gun.”
Gun rights advocates are gearing up and calling on Oregonians to contact Johnson and fight any proposed regulations.
“No amount of money from an out-of-state billionaire should be able to buy our liberty,” an alert from the Oregon Firearms Federation states.
Bloomberg has already shown that he can influence state legislatures. According to CompleteColorado.com, Bloomberg placed personal calls to Colorado Gov. John Hickenlooper during the height of the gun control debate. Hickenlooper eventually signed the sweeping reforms into law, which usurps Second Amendment rights in Colorado.
“I ask, Sir, what is the militia? It is the whole people. To disarm the people is the best and most effectual way to enslave them.”
George Mason Co-author of the Second Amendment
during Virginia’s Convention to Ratify the Constitution, 1788