Oregon Firearms Federation: “Democrats Keep Oregon Safe For Rioters”

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Artist's depiction of what a ‘peaceful protester' might look like. IMG iStock-1182466830

U.S.A. -(AmmoLand.com)- While cities across America are burning, Portland continues to make national news as the site of some of the worst violence. Almost all major media outlets regularly downplay the level of chaos by continuing to perpetuate the myth that most of the rioters are “peaceful protesters” and showing only selective video of the carnage on the streets of the city.

The truth is harder to find.

We have received very reliable reports that persons associated with the “protests” are buying quantities of body armor and distributing them to participants.  No word on who is providing the funds for these items.  Gas masks are also being snatched up by people who have made no secret that they plan to use them while participating in the riots.

Meanwhile, as you may have already noticed, ammunition prices are rising, and supplies are shrinking.

While attempts at firearms sales are way up, we are still hearing, virtually every day, from people who are experiencing lengthy delays in approvals for purchases. In many cases, these delays are before the checks are actually started. Meaning some are waiting just to have the process begin, and then facing delays after the State Police initiate the checks.

While both state and federal law allow a buyer to take possession of a firearm from a dealer without state approval while being “delayed,” (if 3 or more business days have “transpired,”) that only applies once the background check process has actually begun. So if you are waiting days or weeks just to have the process started, you have no such protection.

Keep in mind, although the law allows such transfers, it does not mandate them and very few firearms dealers are willing to risk the wrath and retribution of the ATF by actually transferring a firearm without state “permission.” Furthermore, the background check system is erratic with some getting approvals instantly and others waiting for weeks or more.

Supplies of firearms themselves are down and in some places, your chances of finding what you want are iffy at best.
Meanwhile, Oregon’s Democrat majority is responding to the violence with more proposed legislation.

“Legislative Concept 743” implements new rules for police uniforms. Among them:

 Except as provided in subsection (2) of this section, at all times that a peace officer is performing official duties other than participating in an undercover law enforcement operation, the peace officer shall wear a uniform consisting of a light blue or white shirt and navy blue pants. The uniform may include a navy blue jacket.

(2) A peace officer may not wear a uniform consisting of all black or dark blue clothing unless the peace officer is participating in a special weapons and tactics (SWAT) team or correctional emergency response team (CERT).

(3) A peace officer may not wear a visible tactical vest unless the peace officer is participating in a special weapons and tactics (SWAT) team or correctional emergency response team (CERT).

Section 2 of the bill says:

SECTION 2. (1)(a) A peace officer performing official duties in uniform shall prominently display, in lettering legible to a person with average vision in all weather and light conditions from a distance of at least 25 feet, the peace officer’s first and last name, badge number or other identifying number and information sufficient to identify the peace officer’s employer. 

(b) A peace officer who is performing official crowd control duties shall prominently display on both the front and back of the peace officer’s uniform, in lettering legible to a person with average vision in all weather and light conditions from a distance of at least 25 feet,the peace officer’s last name, badge number or other identifying number and either the word “police” or the words “lawenforcement.”

(c) A peace officer performing official duties other than participation in an undercover law enforcement operation shall, upon request, provide a member of the public with the peace officer’s name and badge number.

Of course, the bill has an “emergency clause.”

“Legislative Concept 742” severely restricts the use of pepper spray, tear gas, and “less than lethal” devices and requires that police give advance notice to rioters of their use. Less than lethal projectiles may only target certain parts of the body. If a police officer hits any non approved body part his department may be sued for two years. Police may not use these devices against people who are “houseless.”  No word on how “houseless” people are to be identified among rioters. When police are allowed to use these devices, they have to “accommodate disabilities.”

Legislative Concept 745 forbids police and corrections officers from using physical force that impedes the normal breathing or circulation of the blood of another person by applying pressure on the throat or neck of the other person” under any circumstances.

The Joint Committee On Transparent Policing and Use of Force Reform, which is the committee holding hearings on the police bills, has blatantly stacked the deck with witnesses who openly favor the rioters and shuts down input and questions from Republican members. Committee Chair Janelle Bynum actually shut down the committee proceedings when State Senator Dallas Heard asked who was responsible for the rioting downtown. Bynum said it would “put people in danger” if they were revealed.
The ruling party is making no secret of its efforts to protect the people who are destroying Oregon’s cities while doing all they can to hamstring and neuter the police.

Meanwhile, Governor Brown continues to enact new restrictions on gatherings of the law-abiding while encouraging massive crowds of violent anarchists. Apparently rioting keeps you safe from viruses that attack churchgoers and wedding guests.

There does not seem to be any end in sight for the chaos and we cannot predict how the coming elections will go. Once again, we strongly urge you to take whatever steps you still can to keep yourself and your family safe.


Oregon Firearms FederationAbout Oregon Firearms Federation:

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

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JPM
JPM
2 months ago

The only thing that is going to stop these thugs from rioting and destroying private property and injuring people is to instill within them abject fear. They do not believe that they can be harmed in any way, physically, for their actions. They need to be made aware just how unrealistic that belief is by either being hurt directly (100% effective) by the authorities or anyone else, like the property owners or the people they are attacking.

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StLPro2A
StLPro2A
2 months ago

Current Burn/Loot/Mayhem and Antifa activities are merely “probing” actions, dress rehersals to determine how much Americans will tolerate, and to desensitize the public to violent actions on the streets in preparation for post-November election actions. Either way the elections go…..resisting Trump win or beginning Biden power grab…..BLM/Antifa will become very violent.

Bluemax
Bluemax
2 months ago

The Democrat Actions are only to be able to show Police Officers as better targets for their protected Terrorists. I say send the Feds in and take out these Terrorists, and leave these Cities with no Federal aid Period!

Rebel VA
Rebel VA
2 months ago
Reply to  Bluemax

And give the feds real ammo and if they exist, one of the microwave crowd control devices. I’m tired of this s#!t!!!

Random71
Random71
2 months ago
Reply to  Rebel VA

Dude, no keep DARPA the fuck out of this. Unless you like the idea of VOG (sound) or other active denial systems (microwaves) being down on the street corner.
The thought of that shit being used on American citizens, makes 1984 look like kindergarten.

musicman44mag
musicman44mag
2 months ago

I continue to be amazed at how things have changed since the 60s. These rioters continue on a nightly basis to attack the city and really no one is doing anything about it. No marshal law, no jailing, prosecution or imprisonment for destruction of property or attack on citizens. If this keeps up the masses may take things into their own hands and then we will have that civil war it seems like they are pushing for. My concern is that innocent people like the police will get hurt accidentally in the process. Taking away the armorment that the police… Read more »

PMinFl
PMinFl
2 months ago
Reply to  musicman44mag

Your wife is right, let them have their way for a month and see what paradise looks like. After that a new state government should be formed after the citizens see what happens when the anarchists have their way.

SEMPAI
SEMPAI
2 months ago

Soon very soon all will be right again , they Antifa will tire with Portland ( like Dating a stripper) fun for awhile but you have to move on, they will pick a fight in the wrong town and I’m not using frozen water bottles, laser pointers, just because there are NO MEN IN PORTLAND, CALIFORNIA ,CHICAGO don’t confuse that with the rest of the country, Antifa , BLM are not stronger than all my 2A brothers and sisters nor do they outnumber us
As Dusty Rhodes used to say
( GONNA BE A PIER 6 BRAWL UP IN HERE)

Last edited 2 months ago by SEMPAI
PMinFl
PMinFl
2 months ago
Reply to  SEMPAI

Sempai, BLM has been used by the anarchists, let’s hope the useful idiots will soon see the truth that ALL lives matter.

SEMPAI
SEMPAI
2 months ago
Reply to  PMinFl

I agree with you sir that all lives matter
What part of sunshine state u in
I’m in N FL aka southern GA
The useful idiots will figure it out when they are staring down a barrel sad but true.

uncle dudley
uncle dudley
2 months ago

The news media keeps pushing the covid-19 story on how we need to wear masks and social distance of at least six feet from each other but they think it’s alright to be shoulder to shoulder throwing frozen water bottles , bricks or burning down buildings but you sure can’t open schools back or any other normal activity less you spread the virus.
America needs to wake up and put their foot down on the trouble makers with extreme force.
Damn liberals.

Mystic Wolf
Mystic Wolf
2 months ago
Reply to  uncle dudley

Agreed, force needs to be applied in liberal amounts, fo it at night and from a distance of say 700 meters or so from a roof top perch that way you are not seen, and a muffled rifle is preferable.

Tionico
Tionico
2 months ago
Reply to  Mystic Wolf

Ive said since we first learned that Federal agents were heading to Portand to protect Federal properties, that a tactic similar to what you describe would be pluperfect. Arson is the crime of setting fire to a “structure”. I think the courthouses qualify. Setting fire to an OCCUPIED structure also included the crime of murder, of someone dies, and attempted if they manage to escape alive. Make certain at least one person is inside each of those Federaal “structures”. Lethal force is permitted to be brought against any “unauthorised person” entering or attempting to enter an occupied building. Place temororary… Read more »

PMinFl
PMinFl
2 months ago
Reply to  uncle dudley

The news media are the leaders of the new revolution, meet the new boss, the same as the old boss.

JFCrosby
JFCrosby
2 months ago

The useless Democrats want to make sure a war is coming so they can transform the United States into the Utopia they think they want. Of course, those who feel otherwise will do everything they can do to stop this nonsense.

Mystic Wolf
Mystic Wolf
2 months ago
Reply to  JFCrosby

Well there are three (3) words to describe tho creatures, (satan worshipping DEMONcrats) and demons they are.

JoeUSooner
JoeUSooner
2 months ago
Reply to  JFCrosby

During the approaching civil war [even Obama’s Homeland Security told Congress that such war is indeed coming!], Leftists – hoplophobic morons who fear/detest non-sentient and inanimate objects (especially guns), will be at a distinct disadvantage, since conservatives already do own guns, and most are trained in firearms safety and marksmanship. I know which side I’m betting on…

Deplorable Bill
Deplorable Bill
2 months ago

Yep, hamstring the few good cops we have, deprive the American citizen of his GOD given constitutionally protected RIGHTS, help, finance and supply terrorist groups like antifa blm bamn etc. What could possibly go wrong? Last time I checked, financing, aiding, supplying terrorist organizations was/is treason. Last time I checked, depriving, delaying or flat out denying the American citizen was/is tyranny. Last time I checked, the penalty for either treason or tyranny was/is death. This nation has been pushed to the brink of civil war. We are already in a defacto state of civil war and it won’t take much… Read more »

Green Mtn. Boy
Green Mtn. Boy
2 months ago

It’s coming and this time it will not be north ver. south rather Marxist ver. Americans

Mystic Wolf
Mystic Wolf
2 months ago
Reply to  Green Mtn. Boy

It’s already here, just look at the major cities.

JoeUSooner
JoeUSooner
2 months ago
Reply to  Green Mtn. Boy

“Marxists – vs – Americans” is a very apt descriptor! And it might not exactly be ‘north-vs-south’ like in 1860, but it will (surprisingly) also be fairly easy to delineate geographically… the West Coast and the Northeast Corridor (Axis Powers) against the rest (middle) of America (Allies). That’s essentially the division, although both sides will have some local areas to contend with – Axis will deal with upstate New York, and Allies will have to deal with Austin, for instance.

Otherwise, it seems easy enough to understand.

Tionico
Tionico
2 months ago
Reply to  JoeUSooner

Outside of the major cities in the three West Coast states, there exists a strong patriot base.. unorganised, but that can be cured. And in many places is. I believe that when push comes to shove, we will outnumbe the city slicker marxists, and certainly outweigh them in effectiveness “on the field”.

Mystic Wolf
Mystic Wolf
2 months ago

Sorry to tell you BUT THAT TIME HAS ALREADY ARRIVED the war has already started, the news talks about it every night, all the riots and the mayhem that is going on we are in a state of civil war now, and the satan worshipping DEMONcrats have perpetrated this state on the peop kml e ffg or the purpose of fomenting a communist agenda on this Nation.

PMinFl
PMinFl
2 months ago
Reply to  Mystic Wolf

You must be watching Fox News, it’s the only place that reports the bad things about the “peaceful protesters”. MSM does not !

RoyD
RoyD
2 months ago
Reply to  Mystic Wolf

I believe that is referred to as a, “low-intensity conflict.”