Against Man-Made Gun Control

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.

Sincerely,

Rodney John Tombleson  Oregon Citizen, Prineville 97754

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Letter to Oregon Legislators, 2/1/2021

(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. 

HB 4005, Common Sense? or Slippery Slope?

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.

https://www.statesmanjournal.com/story/news/2020/02/05/oregon-legislature-2020-gun-storage-bill/4669859002/

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. 

https://townhall.com/tipsheet/katiepavlich/2018/11/16/swalwell-gun-comments-n2536106

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. 

PROTECTING THE SECOND AMENDMENT

I want to protect and defend the entire constitution of the United States of America. I pledge to do so. In particular, though, the 2nd Amendment stands out to me as preeminent. It demands responsibility of all who enjoy it. It condemns those who abuse it.

Throughout history, tyrants have first sought to separate their subjects from this right to self defense for obvious reasons. After all, it is difficult to abuse those who can and will fight back. That is what makes the USA so very unique, indeed, exceptional in world history. Our founding principle was to protect citizens, so that we would never become subjects.

Yet, in the state of Oregon, history has brought us to a culmination of hatred for the freedoms and obligations that I’m addressing. In the following link, let the reader peruse Democrat proposals in our new legislative session. I’ll place the link at the bottom of my remarks, in order that my reader might actually finish reading my thoughts here.

My criticism of these several bills may be generally summed up in that they have one common theme, that is not mentioned. Everyone of them has an underlying strategy. That is to reveal to the government exactly who owns what weapon. The real goal of each bill is to discreetly encase in law the registration of firearms. Grandpa’s old gun, sitting quietly in some safe now, will be insured…and that process alone will suffice to register it with the government. And registration, history teaches us, leads to confiscation. It is already happening in CA, NY and CT. These schemes, if passed, are going to paralyze the exercise of freedom, of the 2nd Amendment in Oregon. Full of toxic, paralyzing, infringing, entangling rules and regulations, they will have their intended effect: the ban on the free exercise of the right to self defense. Yes, every tyrant’s wet dream.

Do you doubt me? I would urge you to research the regulations already in effect in many other states. CA, NJ, NY IL, and on and on. In other words, the enemies of freedom know they can’t get an outright ban or repeal of the 2nd Amendment. But with the funding of billionaires like Paul Allen, Bill Gates, and Michael Bloomberg to name a few, they know that states where citizens are lulled into a false sense of security, will be ensnared by these laws before even knowing of their passage.

The 2nd Amendment stands out among our God given freedoms. The 2nd Amendment is there to protect the other enumerated rights in the constitution. The 2nd Amendment is the only one that demands, “…shall not be infringed.” This is a categorical imperative ruling out feckless encroachments upon the right to keep and to bear arms by individual citizens.

So wake up, my fellow Oregonians! Wake up, before it is too late. The crime rates have gone down in the last 20 years or so, even though gun ownership has risen dramatically. We don’t need these draconian, freedom killing, unconstitutional laws. We need responsible citizens, and we need responsible politicians too. Let’s do this!