Oregon Stand Your Ground Bill Scheduled For A Hearing
Dangerous “Psychiatric Review Board’s” Powers May Change.
Salem, Oregon –-(Ammoland.com)- On Friday, February 18th, the House Judiciary Committee is scheduled to hear HB 2999.
The bill “Authorizes persons engaged in lawful activity to stand ground and use force in self-defense”.
Obviously this is an important piece of legislation and deserves your support. You may contact the House Judiciary Committee members with messages of support here.
Please keep in mind, if you plan to attend the hearing, that committee schedules can change at the last minute. It’s always a good idea to check the schedule before you come to the hearing. You can see committee schedules here.
On the same day another bill is scheduled. That bill is HB 3100. This bill “Modifies jurisdiction of Psychiatric Security Review Board”.
While this may not seem like a bill that gun owners should be concerned about, or even watching, we plan to keep a close eye on it. In 2009, the legislature passed, against our protests, HB 2853.
You can read our alerts about this bill in our alerts archived here.
You can see how the 2009 Oregon House voted here.
We call your attention especially to this alert.
In it we warned – We are quite sure that this bill, which will put us into compliance with the Federal Bill HR 2640, will cause more people to be denied legitimate firearms transfers. More people will face the inconvenience and burden of trying to prove that they are allowed to exercise a “right.” Some of those people will now be forced to ask for relief from the “psychiatric review board.”
Unfortunately we were 100% right.
The “psychiatric review board.” has now ensnared, as we predicted, Oregonians who are entirely qualified to purchase guns. They have create a byzantine system that all but assures no one who petitions them will have the resources to have their rights returned and put people who should never have been under their jurisdiction through hell. As such, we plan to pay careful attention to any bill that deals with the powers of this agency.
As of now, we have been unable to impress upon the people who passed this bill, the mess they have created. But we will continue to work on it. You could easily find yourself in this nightmare.
Stay tuned. We hope that our efforts will convince the supporters of this ghastly legislation to work to correct their mistakes. If not, we will count on your efforts to help them “see the light.”
The Oregon Firearms Federation has proven itself to be Oregon’s only no compromise lobbying group, OFF takes the same tough stands and serves as a vehicle for educating gun owners, promoting their rights and when necessary, fighting the freedom haters in court. Visit: www.oregonfirearms.org