(This is the gist of my recent email to Oregon legislators)
Greetings and thank you for serving our pioneer state!
There is another spate of hate…for gun owners in the proposals before you in the Oregon Legislature for 2021. SB396, 554, 585, 492, 604, and HB2510, 2543, and 2872. As though 941 in the past wasn’t bad enough, these are just more attempts to destroy the freedoms espoused in our constitution. You took an oath.
I ask you to look up “Project Exile,” Project Exile | PAVE | Programs | Camp Good Days, in Virginia of a few years ago. Under that project, spiraling violent crime was vastly reduced. Look it up. How? By enforcing existing laws. Criminals caught in crimes, possessing firearms, were charged locally, and with federal crimes, then punished according to the law. Mandatory sentences if convicted. Most crime is committed by repeat offenders.
I urge you to reject the socialist agenda in Oregon, of infringing natural rights we citizens were born with. I urge you to uphold your oath of office and enforce existing laws. That is how we reduce violent crime in Oregon.