Oregon has always been a very leftist state who is opposed to the American way of life that most of us know and love. Along with California and Washington State, it is home to a very socialist government. They are against most individual freedoms that Americans have been granted the right to. Now, Oregon has passed not just one, but two very controversial bills that makes the thought of moving to that state much easier to avoid and has conservatives fuming.
The first bill is just outright wrong in many aspects, it approves free abortions for everyone including illegal immigrants. So not only does its citizens have to pay for legal citizens but practically anyone who wants to enter the state for an abortion. It’s absolutely crazy.
The second bill that has been introduced is also a controversial piece of legislation that is co-sponsored by Sen. Brian Boquist (R-Dallas). It allows a judge to issue an ex parte ruling for the confiscation of an individual person’s firearms. Amazingly, this bill just passed through Oregon’s House and Senate and it demands that an individual is forced to hand over all firearms, as well as his concealed carry permit if he possesses one.
Essentially, this means that the government can allege that you did something wrong and that would be enough to strip you of your right to bear arms.
Here is more from Breitbart:
The bill is SB 719, and it has now passed Oregon’s House and Senate. It creates an Extreme Risk Protection Order, which forces the subject of the order to hand over all firearms, as well as his concealed carry permit if he possesses one.
Based on a California law enacted in 2014, SB 719A would create a so-called “Extreme Risk Protection Order” (ERPO) that could be obtained by a law enforcement officer, family member, or household member in an ex parte hearing to deprive someone of their Second Amendment rights without due process of the law.
The ex parte aspect of the law means the bill does not require the gun owner to be present for part of the hearing in which the judge decides whether guns should be taken from him.
So this means the government or a family member can decide to allege things make a ruling against you and you aren’t even given the opportunity to defend yourself or protect your rights.
What this means is the government now has the right to make a ruling against you in court even if you are not present to defend yourself. This directly contradicts the Constitution which put the second amendment in place as a God-given right.
Boquist claims this isn’t confiscation, but check out the language of the bill:
Requires the court to order the respondent to surrender deadly weapons and concealed handgun license within 24 hours of service of the initial order, and immediately upon service of continued or renewed order. Provides for law enforcement officer serving the order to request immediate surrender of deadly weapons and concealed handgun license and authorizes law enforcement officer to take possession of surrendered items.
If this isn’t confiscation, then I don’t know what is it? They can try to spin it any way they please but the writing is on the wall. Quite literally in fact. Oregon has now taken a greater step towards socialism and is leading the charge for other socialist minded states. People need to be aware of this situation in the state and understand that citizens rights are being infringed upon. Not only that, but the abortion bill is a slap in the face to any God-fearing individual. This is unacceptable for America and this story needs to spread for everyone to be aware of.