Oregon following Washington State, planning to introduce safe gun storage law

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This past November, Washington voters approved numerous gun control laws that include a mandate on how you store your firearms in your home. Now the demorats in Oregon are following their lead to infringe upon their citizens’ rights.

The Oregonian reports that demorats plan to introduce legislation next year that says you must store firearms in your home with a lock. From their report:

“Gun owners who fail to follow through could be fined as much as $500, or $2,000 if a child gets unauthorized access to the firearm, according to a summary of the proposal released by supporters on Tuesday. They did not include a copy of the actual legislation, which will be introduced by Rep. Barbara Smith Warner, D-Portland, and Sen. James Manning, D-Eugene, after the session begins in January.

The proposal also would make it easier for shooting victims to sue for damages if the gun owner failed to secure the weapon, report the loss or theft of the gun in a timely manner or supervise a child using the gun. That provision would not apply if the gun was used in self-defense or defense of another person, according to a news release from the new gun advocacy nonprofit State of Safety Action.

Smith Warner and Manning say they will name the bill after Cindy Yuille and Steve Forsyth, the two people killed in the mass shooting at Clackamas Town Center. Tuesday was the six-year anniversary of the murders.

“The weapon that took my mom’s life was unsecured and taken from its owner’s home,” said Jenna Yuille, Cindy Yuille’s daughter, in a press release. “If it had been properly locked and stored, my mom might still be here today.” Jenna Yuille is now working with State of Safety Action.

Forsyth’s brother-in-law Paul Kemp is also working with the group. “Responsible gun owners always safely secure their weapons when not being carried,” Kemp said in a news release, noting that he is a gun owner. “It is time that all gun owners do that. There have to be consequences for those reckless and careless gun owners who don’t secure their firearms.

Supporters of the proposal repeatedly compared it to traffic safety laws. “It’s like a seatbelt law, you’re working to change behavior,” said Henry Wessinger, president of State of Safety Action, in an interview Tuesday. He said the group learned through polling that 75 percent of Oregon gun owners already lock up their weapons.

Read the whole story here.


Wonder if any of these demorats have ever thought of changing the behavior of criminals? Oh wait, you really can’t make enough laws to guarantee good behavior from those willing to break the law.

DCG

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6 responses to “Oregon following Washington State, planning to introduce safe gun storage law

  1. Lord, it’s just amazing, how genius ideas never cease from our gubbmints! I can really and truly hardly wait for the next one…. Really. Not. Wait.

     
  2. “The proposal also would make it easier for shooting victims to sue for damages if the gun owner failed to secure the weapon, report the loss or theft of the gun in a timely manner or supervise a child using the gun.”

    Half jokingly, I’m starting to think the “children” this is directed at , are the Antifa fascist terrorists still living with daddy and his soy boyfriend, especially since Portland police officers are more willing to stand down, rather than enforce the laws already on the books.

     
  3. Gun control at home used to be that you knew where the guns were and did not touch them. You were allowed to handle them with supervision. In my home there was a rifle and shotgun in the kitchen with ammo on a shelf above them. Nobody thought a thing of it. Most of my friends lived in the same situation. In High School we had a rifle club where we carried our rifles on the bus. To participate you had to have a bolt action .22 rifle and of course permission from home. To shoot you would take your rifle bolt to school on one day and give it to the range instructor which in our case was a Marine Buck Sergeant. He held the bolt while the next day you brought your boltless rifle on the bus…. You participated in the competitionafter school and cleaned your rifle to his satisfaction. At all times proper safety was practiced. You then took your rifle home on the late bus. The next day you were given your rifle bolt to take home. This worked fine. Nobody shot up the school or acted like a fool with their firearms. The over riding factor in all of this was that if any of us had done anything we should not have with a firearm is that we would have gotten a good swift kick in the ass along with the lecture…. Today there is a total disconnect concerning personal responsibility…

     
    • “Today there is a total disconnect concerning personal responsibility…”

      That is the goal. Government is now the authority for all things…

       
  4. The legislators prove once again how TITANICLY USELESS they really are!

     
  5. I live in Oregon.
    I’ll be damned if some twinkle toed, man bun sporting, LBGTQRFDLMNOP activist takes my Constitunal Rights away.
    I’m not alone.
    “CO-EXIST!!! (and blow it out your pie hole!).

     

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