HB 4005 is neither common sense nor slippery slope. Today, the Oregon legislature holds a hearing on HB 4005, the onerous gun transportation and storage bill.
It is not common sense and it is not a slippery slope. It is a free fall! We are crashing into branches and boulders on the way down. Why? Because if we pass this terrible bill, we are accepting the premise that government controls our property when stored or transported. Government controls our rights on and about our person. As the constitution limits the state on this right “…shall not be infringed…,” the state must never limit the citizen in self determination of responsibilities.
This fight is about individual sovereignty. If the state can tell the individual when and where to store or carry weapons, the state can do the same with any and every other object you thought you own!
Supporters of this claim it’s for safety. I am not doubting sincerity, I’m doubting effectiveness. Safety is always important, but falls below on the hierarchy of values here. Sadly, neither this law, nor similar laws are effective in reducing violence. It is not for safety first, it is for compromising the rights of those very supporters. Supporters are selling out their own rights, my rights and the rights of every other citizen, and our heirs to come! We must fight this! Because we are not fighting for our rights only but for the rights of every person everywhere. If we lose the unique freedoms enjoyed by every American citizen here, we have no where else to go.
The law misconstrues the nature of man. No matter what happens with HB 4005 in Oregon this year, criminals will find ways to achieve their selfish goals including violence against citizens. The impulsive will torment the vulnerable. This is as old as creation.
The ultimate goal is confiscation! That way, only government and criminals will have guns. That may sound redundant. Those who seek advantage over others, i.e. government and criminals, share this characteristic. They want to control others to the point of being deadly.
Regardless of what some say, that their plan falls short of confiscation, (Bloomberg), I don”t believe them. Every year, more prohibitive and punitive proposals spring from the anti-gun and anti-freedom crowd. They are never happy and never finished.