Oregon Republicans and Democrats Kill Sweeping Gun Control Bill


U.S.A. –-(Ammoland.com)- Beaver State gun owners are breathing easier in the aftermath of a GOP legislative maneuver that saw state Senate Republicans return to the chamber floor this week to help pass a major education funding bill, because Democrats agreed to kill a sweeping gun control package in exchange, according to the Salem Statesman-Journal.

The newspaper said Republicans had staged a four-day walkout that ended “Monday after securing major Democratic concessions.” One of those concessions was stopping Senate Bill 978.

But the Oregon Firearms Federation (OFF), while congratulating state gun rights activists for their efforts, also cautioned against celebrating just yet.

“Anti-rights zealot Senator Ginny Burdick promised that gun grabbing bills would fail ‘over my dead body’ and the last time we checked Burdick was still with us,” OFF said in a prepared statement. “Rest assured she will be doing everything she can to revive and least some of the onerous elements of SB 978.”

In an email to AmmoLand News, OFF noted, “There are three other gun bills that are not dead…It’s not over till the last Prius leaves the building.” Those other bills are House Bill 2505, House Bill 3299 and House Bill 3329, OFF said.

Republicans had walked out a few days earlier, leaving Senate Democrats without the required number of votes. The Senate needs 20 votes present to take action. There are 18 Democrats in the Senate. When Republicans returned, the gun control bill, SB 978, immediately became a casualty of political warfare over constitutional rights versus anti-rights activism.  more here

7 Comments on Oregon Republicans and Democrats Kill Sweeping Gun Control Bill

  1. Big deal. Anti-gun activists will only come back next year and try it again and again. Meanwhile the education budget will continue to swell and continue to graduate students who can barely read their diplomas. Sorry, not much of a win.

  2. The gun grabbers aren’t going to give up till they do to the US what has been done to England.

    And from that point the will rule without effective opposition the same way the do in, say, Venezuela.

    All those that oppose them now (the ones in leadership positions) will be targeted and picked off one at a time till they get their way because there isn’t enough political opposition left to stop them.

  3. Your rights are never secure.

    They will threaten and dangle your rights on the edge of the cliff until you beg them to pull them off.

    Until they are punished for even suggesting to eliminate a Constitutional right, they will keep doing this with impunity.

  4. In my world we would remove any elected person from office and who attempts to legislate against our constitution. After all, didn’t the same people swear to uphold the constitution they are now attempting to destroy?


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