Jennifer Williamson, Floyd Prozanski, Ginny Burdick, and Tina Kotek seem to be completely void of any ethics or morals.
With the help of one turncoat republican, Oregon democrats pulled every shady trick in the book to ram through what is being tabbed as an “extreme risk protection order”, which would allow a family member or household member to arbitrarily decide that someone is a risk to themselves or others, and grants police the authority storm one’s home and confiscate “deadly weapons“. This confiscation would take place with no substantive proof that the person in question ever did anything wrong, and the accuser need not have any mental health qualifications. The accused would then have to spend thousands of dollars of their own money on attorney and court fees to prove they are worthy of their 2nd Amendment rights.
Early statements from Oregon Firearms Federation included “Senate Bill 868 allows police or family members to request that a court force you to relinquish all firearms based on the accusers perception that you are dangerous to yourself or others. It does not require that you have committed a crime, it does not require that you have been convicted of a crime, and one of the indicators that you are “dangerous” is that you have purchased or attempted to purchase a firearm or ammunition in the last 180 days. Of course, this bill contains nothing that would allow for a person who really was a danger to himself to access any kind of help.”
Senate Bill 719 started off with summary of “Directs State Court Administrator to study methods for improving efficiency of courts and to report to appropriate committee or interim committee of Legislative Assembly no later than September 1, 2018.” But it turned into a gut-and-stuff by Senate Judiciary Committee chair Floyd Prozanski, after he made a procedural whoopsie and failed to “carry over” what was then SB868. Ya see, he waited until the second-to-last day before the deadline to pass bills out of committee before he scheduled this for a public hearing. The public hearing lasted the full 2 hours of committee time, so they couldn’t hold their work session, which is when bills get voted on in the committee. The proper thing to do in such case would be to announce that the bill is “carried over” to the next day, which was the deadline.
Except he forgot to do that, so SB 868 was not on the calendar to be voted on.
by Brock Simmons