OR Republicans Launch Recall Effort Against Dem. Gov. Kate Brown

Kate Brown won re-election last year as Oregon's governor, but that state's GOP has started a recall campaign. (Screen snip, YouTube, KOBI).

U.S.A.-(Ammoland.com)- In a move sure to create more fireworks in an already-volatile political environment, the Oregon Republican Party on Monday filed paperwork to launch a recall effort against Democrat Gov. Kate Brown, according to a report in the Washington Times.

The party announced the effort on Twitter:

Brown, whose track record on gun control makes her an easy target for Beaver State gun owners, is under fire for allegedly “overturning the will of the voters on driver’s licenses for illegal aliens and tax increases, as well as denying citizens protection from ‘the domestic terrorist threat known as Antifa.’”

According to OregonLive.com, Gov. Brown has signed several gun control laws that Second Amendment activists have opposed. She inked legislation on so-called “universal background checks,” expansion of gun bans in local courts, and extreme risk protection orders, or ERPO “red flag” legislation.

She also thinks Oregon should ban the sale of “certain semiautomatic firearms” and define them as “assault weapons,” according to Oregon Live.

It is not the first time someone in Oregon has tried to recall Brown.

The effort comes just weeks after Brown threatened to send Oregon State Police to arrest AWOL Republican lawmakers who were staying away from the Capitol in Salem to prevent a vote on a “cap-and-trade” bill they claimed was a threat to Oregon business. They denied majority Democrats a quorum.

That was the second time during the recent session that Republicans played hooky. The first time was to prevent Democrats from passing a gun control measure and a separate bill on vaccination exemptions.

The gun control measure had the Oregon Firearms Federation stepping into the middle of the fray, urging state gun owners to pressure Republicans to stay away from the capitol. The move was successful.

The Washington Times noted that this is not the only effort in the West to recall a Democrat governor from office. Another campaign has been okayed by the Colorado Secretary of State’s office, which last week approved petitions demanding recall of Gov. Jared Polis.

The newspaper also reported recall petitions against State Senators Pete Lee and Brittany Pettersen “citing their support for four hotly disputed bills in favor of gun control,” in addition to other issues.

Kevin Starrett at the Oregon Firearms predicted to AmmoLand that gun owners will almost certainly jump on board.

“I think most gun owners feel strongly about it,” he said of their opposition to Brown.

He blames the entire political environment in Oregon for the new recall effort. Brown has essentially presided over political chaos.

“The dynamics of this legislative session were just amazing,” he recalled.

Many people became politically active for the first time in their lives, he suggested, primarily because of the vaccination bill. Still, he believes that those folks, and gun owners, have a lot in common, especially in their dislike of how politics has deteriorated.

“The state,” he offered, “has really become a petri dish for lunatics.”

News footage of ANTIFA attacks in downtown Portland has spread across social media, and received national attention. Starrett took no pride in suggesting that the state “is a laughing stock.”

All of this has happened on Governor Kate Brown’s watch.

Starrett hopes gun owners learned something from the organization and effort mounted by people concerned over the vaccination legislation. While gun owners can take a fair share of credit for the first Republican walkout, opponents of the other bill can also claim victory.

One thing about recall efforts, he observed, is that they are expensive and oftentimes unsuccessful. However, win or lose, by the time the campaign is finished, recall proponents, meaning opponents of the Democrat majority and Brown, “If they do this correctly, win or lose, they should have developed a hell of a mail list,” he said.

There is one other point Starrett noted, and it is Brown’s term limit. She cannot run for governor again in 2022, as explained in a story appearing in the Bend Bulletin. But that would give her three more years in office.

And a recall effort is going to be asking the people who just elected her to essentially go against their own votes in November 2018.



About Dave Workman

Dave Workman

Dave Workman is a senior editor at TheGunMag.com and Liberty Park Press, author of multiple books on the Right to Keep & Bear Arms and formerly an NRA-certified firearms instructor.

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    Renov8
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    Renov8

    The gallows pole is the only recall which has lasting results…

    tetejaun
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    tetejaun

    Gov. Kate will be ears deep in another lesbian’s carpet.
    Gov. Kate ordered the Oregon State Police to murder as many Oregon Americans, demanding their God-given Rights in Harney county, as possible. Seems Chairman Mao did much the same thing in China to those he disliked, to those that demanded their Rights. Anti-American democrats do so love their murdering communists.
    Thankfully, the cowardly, goosestepping Einsatzgruppen Oregon State Police managed only to kill an unarmed Leroy Finnicum.
    You see the communist democrat tyrants and murderers. Yet, you are sedentary.
    Aristotle said, “Courage is the first of human virtues because it makes all others possible.”

    Wild Bill
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    Wild Bill

    @ttj, If you are suggesting that someone take action, then you start. You have the organizational meeting at your house. Sedentary, indeed.

    tetejaun
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    tetejaun

    I love how the yellow cowards have hundreds of excuses why they cannot defend their Constitutional Rights. You will comply and thank God they did not hurt you or take your beer. I am a disabled Viet Nam veteran. I have done my bit. I organize and educate American patriots. But, my yellow coward American brothers & sisters sit, quietly, as American dies even though they have a Constitutional Right & Duty to control government and the border. You ignorance about the power and authority of the American citizens saddens me. I showed you that ALL ‘gun control laws’ are… Read more »

    Will Flatt
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    Thus always to tyrants – sic semper tyrannis. We need to deport tyrants and the quislings who support tyrants!!

    Tionico
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    Tionico

    and don’t forget it was SHE who ordered the Oregon State Polilce to deploy to Malheur County in Eastern Oregon, who then fired upon and murdered the unarmed citizen LaVoy Finicum. She treats OSP as her private goon squad, telling them to go do her dirty work whenever she wants them to. She SHOULD have ordered the Oregon National Guard into downtown Portland when antifa thugs invaded and sealed off the ICE facility in downtown Portland. To my knowledge, so far NOT ONE of those illegal invaders have faced any legal action…. in sharp contrast to her call to “eliminate”… Read more »

    MICHAEL J
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    MICHAEL J

    When Grey Davis was recalled and replaced with Arnold Swartzeneger, California got a rino for a governor. It’s been downhill since. Then Kate Brown’s brother Jerry got reelected as governor and along with a democrat majority, turned California into a one party state that continues to ignore the will of it’s people. Democrats are responsible for giving illegals free health care and penalizing real Californians who don’t have health care with fines just as obamacare did for the nation. Kate Brown should be removed along with her attorney general, the mayor and city council of Portland for permitting antifa to… Read more »

    JoeUSooner
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    JoeUSooner

    “… a petri dish for lunatics.” Wonderfully descriptive, and a correct definition for all those liberal wackaloons!!!

    Ej harbet
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    Ej harbet

    Its the people not voting against her! If you dont want to recall her than dont let her win in the first place.
    And we need to force blue state refugees to swear a iron clad oath to the constitution subject to deportation to state of origen upon violation. Prevents this from happening!

    RayJN
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    RayJN

    I wonder how many Illegals, felons, and dead voted for her.

    Liaztraht
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    Liaztraht

    You should have seen some of the anti gun bills they’ve written before… Describing an “assault rifle” as basically “any rifle that places the trigger hand under the gun/action”. In other words, a standard bolt action could be considered an assault rifle, as typically the stock shape can place you hand underneath.

    Luckily it didn’t go anywhere…

    ras52
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    ras52

    I hope the recall is successful. We need to recall Northam in Va.

    mlhtd51
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    mlhtd51

    Need to RECALL any Politician who is Not Following the OATH they took entering office. I am Not Racist!

    tomcat
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    tomcat

    @ Tad Pole The recall efforts would leave the halls empty if we recalled all who have broken their oath. Just make a list and make sure you don’t vote for them the next time. You would think the people of Oregon would be smart enough to stay away from anyone related to Moonbeam Brown.
    I am a racist because I believe in America and the American way of living under our Constitution and Bill of Rights and I am opposed to any third world country people coming here and trying to change our country.