Oregon Proposes Joining the East Coast Gun Control Gang

1. Permits

Gun licensing isn’t infringement, right?

A young woman who has just had her life threatened can afford the wait time involved in chasing down the paperwork to defend herself.

A man can wait until he can get away during business hours, hoping the right government bureaucrat is even in that day, to start the permit process to gain the permission of all knowing state to protect his family… you know, a natural human right.

2. Firearm Security

A month in jail and $1,250 out of your funds to the state of Oregon (plus every other cost involved) if you don’t use a security device circumventable by hardware store bolt cutters

Now believe me, I am a safe storage advocate. There is no magic device, however, that makes a security measure a full proof thing. Locked in a closet could work one person while a safe works for another.

If we want to prosecute criminal negligence lets set the standard at actual criminal negligence.

Someone leaves their shotgun loaded on the front lawn? Sure, prosecute. But that same someone who has their house broken into shouldn’t face a fine and jail time because they didn’t hinder their access to their property with a $6 cable.

3. Report of theft.

This one is actually pretty standard, and notification of law enforcement is intelligent.

But, making a criminal of a crime victim?

4. Magazine Ban, anything over 5 rounds.

Name me the modern semi-auto pistol that has a readily available 5 round magazine.

No? Nothing?

180 days from the law’s passage all nearly all semi-auto handguns, most rifles and most shotguns will become illegal to possess the normal functioning equipment for. Rendering them useless or requiring companies to make special OR products for and costing the citizenry more money to operate their property.

It will also not prevent a crime or massacre. San Bernardino happened in a place where everything the assailants did and everything they possessed to commit their atrocity was illegal.

Keith Finch
Keith is the former Editor-in-Chief of GAT Marketing Agency, Inc. He got told there was a mountain of other things that needed doing, so he does those now and writes here when he can. editor@gatdaily.com A USMC Infantry Veteran and Small Arms and Artillery Technician, Keith covers the evolving training and technology from across the shooting industry. Teaching since 2009, he covers local concealed carry courses, intermediate and advanced rifle courses, handgun, red dot handgun, bullpups, AKs, and home defense courses for civilians, military client requests, and law enforcement client requests.