In 2021, Democrats in the Oregon legislature declared all out war on freedom in Oregon. Here is one of my responses to but one of the many ridiculous proposals they have foisted upon unsuspecting citizens of Oregon.
Greetings and thanks for your service to the people of Oregon;
HB2543: Thank you for this opportunity. This bill violates Section 1 (Rights are Natural to people), of the Oregon Constitution and Section 27 (right to bear arms). It places a natural right below the man-made restrictions pertinent thereto. HB2543 enacted, would allow the individual(s) in the Oregon State Police to process, or choose to fail to process applications for firearms transfer. That subjugates rule of law to rule of men. This is a terrible idea. In practice, it has caused death or serious injury to vulnerable persons who could have protected themselves had they been able to procure a firearm in a more timely manner. https://www.foxnews.com/us/no-one-helped-her-nj-woman-murdered-by-ex-while-awaiting-gun-permit
HB2543 would result in unnecessary delays in firearms transfers. The Oregon State Police must never be allowed to impose their will on citizens because of their individual beliefs about firearms ownership or the right to bear individually carried arms. Yes they can enforce laws and apprehend criminals. But this law makes criminals out of the law abiding. Within it is the assumption that good citizens are guilty of something just because they enjoy a natural right (Section 1, Oregon Constitution, “Rights”).
You must never coerce a citizen out of a natural right under color of man-made laws! See https://www.law.cornell.edu/uscode/text/42/3617
In short, a citizen in good standing should not have to prove their worthiness to own or bear arms. They each have that natural right! This is foundational to the freedom we claim to enjoy. To do otherwise is to succumb to the idea that individuals are not sovereign as created, but only have rights conferred by government. This is not so. Nor is it right. Individuals are sovereign as created, meaning they have rights that cannot and must not be violated nor infringed. That is, these rights are inalienable! Please join me in opposing this Marxist proposal.
I am a natural born citizen in good standing in Oregon.
One side of my family was here before Oregon was a state. The other side came in 1927. This bill is not in keeping with the spirit of responsible freedom the state began with…stop the bill, enjoy the freedom.
And go after criminal behavior, not law-abiding citizens. Please.
Respectfully, Rodney John Tombleson, life time Oregon citizen.
Rodney John Tombleson Oregon Citizen, Prineville 97754
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