California’s “Gunpocolypse” was more enough to send former Golden state residents and gun owners across the state lines. Oregon’s governor says “not so fast.” Apparently, Kate Brown (no relation to California governor Jerry Brown) doesn’t want gun owners in Oregon either, and she’s going to use her executive privileges to prove it.
Propping herself up using the same propaganda spewed by the media and California politicians (who have exempted themselves from the laws they forced on civilians) Brown surrounded herself with armed guards and said in a statement . . .
We . . . understand that we face more than an epidemic of gun violence. If we want to end violence, we must fight ignorance and desperation. I am taking immediate action and will use my executive authority to strengthen existing Oregon law.
According to firearmspolicy.org . . .
Brown looks to take advantage of current state statutes by directing the Oregon State Police to keep firearm transaction records for a full five-year period, combined with any trace data from the (ATF) as well as any other data collected as evidence to build the most complete database she can under the widest possible interpretation of existing statutes.
The unelected Ms. Brown used her “executive privileges” — an offensive term as the voters of Oregon didn’t elect her to order the Oregon Health Authority to waste tax dollars for “gun violence research.” Any gun owner who pays attention can figure out where that one’s headed. She’s going to use the “research” to “prove” Oregon needs stronger handgun laws.
Anti-gunners are easy to predict. All states that have draconian gun laws follow the same path. Is there any hope in these states getting their rights back? I used to think so, but now I’m not confident.