Last week we reported on Oregon HB 4145 which Democrats crammed through in the aftermath of the mass murder at Florida’s Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School.
Despite opposition from conservatives and gun rights groups who pointed out that the bill would deprive males of the benefit of due process if they were “boyfriends” simply accused of domestic abuse of their Second Amendment rights, it was the opportune time to do so.
Like Chicago Mayor and longtime Democratic party dirtbag Rahm Emanuel put it: never let a good crisis “go to waste” and Oregon liberals were ready to pounce.
Prior to the bill clearing the House, the pro-2nd Amendment organization the Oregon Firearms Federation warned:
It is hard to overstate the danger this bill presents, just as it is hard to overstate how deceitful or ignorant its proponents are.
The bill as passed out of committee extends the definition of “family member” to anyone you have ever had an “intimate relationship” with in your entire life.
This was done to create a larger universe of people whose gun rights can be taken if someone requests a protective order against them. The bill also calls for firearms confiscation of anyone “convicted of stalking under ORS 163.732”. This does not mean someone who has violated a “stalking order” this means anyone who had an order sworn out against them no matter what they had done.
Of course, the bill contains not one single word of protection for people who are falsely accused, and there are plenty of them.
But it was for naught and on Thursday, the bill was passed by the state Senate, sending to Democrat Governor Kate Brown who will quickly sign it.
Closing the Intimate Partner Loophole was my top priority this session, and I look forward to signing #HB4145 into law. But more must be done, and we need Congress to pass meaningful gun legislation to keep our communities safer.
— Governor Kate Brown (@OregonGovBrown) February 22, 2018
The Oregon legislature passed a bill Thursday banning anyone with a domestic violence conviction from owning a firearm, according to KOIN 6 local news station.
The state has banned those with domestic violence or stalking convictions from owning guns since 2015, but a loophole in the law allowed abusers who aren’t living with, married to or have children with the victim to have their guns, according to OregonLive.
The state’s House of Representatives passed the bill 37-23 last week — one day after the mass shooting at a Florida high school. The state Senate approved it 16-13 on Thursday.
Advocates for the new bill say that closing the loophole will protect women who could shot by abusive partners they are not married to.
“A person who assaults their boyfriend or girlfriend is no less guilty of domestic violence than someone who assaults their husband or wife,” House Majority Leader Jennifer Williamson (D) told OregonLive.
The bill will now go to Gov. Kate Brown’s (D) desk, who has said the legislation is a major priority for her. She tweeted that she will sign the bill into law.
Look for a big push to get major gun control laws now because if there is any resistance from politicians, they anti-gun lobby will just get the Parkland survivors to fly into their districts to hold rallies that will receive maximum coverage on CNN.
NRA CEO Wayne LaPierre summed it up best at today’s CPAC conference:
”Their goal is to eliminate the Second Amendment and our firearms freedoms”
— New York Post (@nypost) February 22, 2018
And that is exactly what the endgame is.