are trying to create another Connecticut. With flourishes.
The bill started life as an attempt by Floyd Prosanzki and other anti-rights legislators to create a universal gun registration scheme in Oregon of the type being used in other states to confiscate guns from people whose only crime was owning Constitutionally-protected firearms.
If passed, SB 1551 would prohibit you from giving or loaning a gun to your best friend, or even your girlfriend.
Although Prozanski denied that the bill would have that effect, his own attorneys said it was true.
Because of the tireless efforts of gun owners, the bill stalled in the Senate Judiciary Committee. It was sent to the Senate Rules Committee because that committee stays open after others have closed.
This was an effort to keep the bill alive long enough for the sponsors to twist arms or figure out some other way to get it passed. When it looked like they had no hope, Prozanski proposed to “gut and stuff” the bill with entirely new and unrelated language. His new proposed language can be seen here.
Ah, the gun bigot and socialist way: try to shove laws through before the public can find out what's in them. Working out SO well in NY and CT, isn't it?
The new language has nothing to do with the original bill, but because the original version had a public hearing, the new bill can be moved with no
public input at all. In this way the legislature can pass bills without
your having any opportunity to testify for or against the bill. That’s
how things are done in Salem.
This is how popular they actually believe this crap is; they want to shove it through without people really knowing what it is(Remember "We have to pass this bill so you can find out what's in it!" ?)
And note this:
So what would the new bill do?
The universal background checks and registration that the proponents
claimed were essential are gone. In their place, new restrictions have
been added to prohibit persons with “mental disorders” who have been
ordered by the court to submit to “outpatient” treatment from purchasing
or possessing firearms.
Oregon law already allows the court to prohibit persons with “mental
illness” from having or buying firearms. (ORS 426.130), so what does
this expansion to “mental disorders” mean?
According to Legislative Counsel, the lawyers for the legislature, “mental disorder” is not defined.
Which means they can make it whatever the hell they want. Such as 'wanting to own firearms is considered a mental disorder, therefore you cannot have one.'
Lampposts, ropes, tar and feathers... some uses needed in Oregon.