February 24, 2013, 06:21 PM
Join Date: February 5, 2011
The OFF issued a followup alert requesting that people contact our two pro-gun Democrat senators and express support and thanks for their stance on guns. Also indicating that Obama is behind it (no evidence).
Oregon's Only No Compromise Gun Lobby - Oregon Firearms Federation
OFF ALERT 02.23.13
HB 3200 Follow Up, Friendly Democrats.
As you can imagine, the news of the introduction of HB 3200, the gun ban bill, has gotten a lot of attention. Many of you may have had trouble accessing our website yesterday due to the volume of hits it was getting. Some have had a problem using our automailer.
Rest assured we are working to resolve the problem and we will do whatever is necessary to continue to serve gun owners in Oregon. We appreciate your patience and thank you for your efforts to make your voices heard.
Clearly HB3200 has struck a nerve. Many are astonished that a bill so clearly intended to be an open attack on the rights of gun owners, including their right to be free from warrantless searches, could ever be introduced in Oregon. This just proves that the people behind it are simply lying when they say they “respect the Second Amendment, but....”
Let’s face it, we have our work cut out for us. While a bill this extreme would seem to have little chance of passing, anything can happen. It could be used to make the other gun restrictions seem “reasonable.” It could have been thrown out there in the hopes of another mass killing to exploit. Nothing is beneath these people. Nothing. So keep contacting your legislators and be prepared for anything.
We have been informed that legislators are receiving unusually high numbers of communications IN FAVOR of this awful bill. There are indications that these may be being generated by an organization far more sophisticated than the local anti-gun groups who simply lack the ability to do something like this.
As you know, the Obama administration has made it their personal mission to pass gun restrictions locally with Joe Biden traveling the country to twist state legislators' arms. If the reports are accurate, they may well be behind it.
That’s why we are asking you to do something a bit out of the ordinary.
The Oregon House has several Democratic members who support gun rights. The Oregon Senate has only two. That’s right, out of 16 Democratic Oregon Senators, only two support your right to own a firearm.
As you can imagine, those two are now under unbelievable pressure from the Democratic “leadership” and the other Democrats, to fold and join the majority in attacking your rights. They need your support and encouragement. I am hoping you’ll take just a moment to drop them both a short note telling them to stay strong in the face of the withering opposition they are facing.
The two are Senator Arnie Roblan and Senator Betsy Johnson.
If you would take a moment to email them, or leave a message at their office expressing your appreciation for their past support, it would mean a lot at a time when they are the lone voices of reason in the Democratic caucus.
Senator Arnie Roblan
503 986 1409
Senator Betsy Johnson
503 986 1716