Domestic Violence Victims Thrown Under Bus By Gun Haters in the House
Salem, Oregon –-(Ammoland.com)- Oregon House passed SB 347…again.
This bill protects the privacy of certain domestic violence victims. After passing the Senate, the House Judiciary Committee added protections for persons who had, or applied for, a concealed handgun license.
As you know, the House had previously passed, by a large margin, a bill to protect CHL privacy. That bill was killed in the Senate by Floyd Prozanski who would not even allow discussion of the bill in committee.
When 347 came to the House, the House Judiciary Committee wisely added the CHL protections with the obvious reasoning that it made little sense to protect domestic violence victims unless they had taken steps to protect themselves, at which point their private, sensitive information would once again be made public.
As you might expect, the more militant haters of self-reliance were so horrified by the idea that CHL holders might be afforded some protections, that they actually voted against protections for domestic violence victims because they so objected to any protections for CHL holders.
This bill will now have to go back to the Senate for concurrence on the changes. We are going to go way out on a limb here and predict that the anti-gun zealots in the Senate will not concur and this bill will be dead.
On another note, HB 2792, another pro-gun bill that was “gut and stuffed” by Prozanski is due for a vote on the Senate floor on Wednesday.
To see who hates gun owners so much that they are willing to vote against the victims of domestic violence, view the vote count on SB 347 here.
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