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Oregon passes ban on gun confiscations....

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  1. Brian in Oregon

    Brian in Oregon Well-Known Member

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    ....during a state emergency...<br>
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    Oregon Emergency Powers Provision Heads to Governor’s Desk!<br>
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    Friday, June 29, 2007<br>
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    This week, the Oregon Legislature passed House Bill 2370, a Homeland Security-related bill that contained an amendment prohibiting any unit of government from seizing firearms from law-abiding citizens during a future state of emergency. The measure now moves to Governor Ted Kulongoski (D) for his expected signature.<br>
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    State Representative Wayne Krieger (R-1) was responsible for having the amendment drafted and introduced to the Emergency Preparedness Committee. State Representative Krieger was also a sponsor of our Youth Hunter Mentoring Bill. His assistance on these and other Second Amendment issues has been and continues to be invaluable.
     
  2. Brian in Oregon

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    Here's an excerpt of the important part. The entire text of the bill is at the link.<br>
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    SECTION 19. { + (1) As used in this section, 'unit of
    government' means any department or agency of the federal
    government, any state or any agency, office or department of a
    state, any city, county, district, commission, authority, entity,
    port or other public corporation organized and existing under
    statutory law or under a voter-approved charter and any
    intergovernmental entity created under ORS 190.003 to 190.130,
    190.410 to 190.440 or 190.480 to 190.490.<br>
    (2) Notwithstanding ORS 401.065, 401.085, 401.095 and 401.115,
    during a state of emergency declared under ORS 401.055, a unit of
    government may not seize a firearm from an individual who
    lawfully possesses the firearm.<br>
    (3) If a unit of government seizes a firearm from an individual
    during a state of emergency in violation of this section, the<br>
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    Enrolled House Bill 2370 (HB 2370-C) Page 4<br>
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    individual may recover from the unit of government that seized
    the firearm all costs incurred in the recovery of the firearm,
    including attorney fees, court costs and any other costs incurred
    in the recovery of the firearm. + }<br>
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    (Frankly, I would rather have seen it worded a bit stronger, including civil or criminal penalties for those unlawfully taking firearms away from law abiding citizens. But this is a start.)
     
  3. Jennifer

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    That's good news, Brian. Common sense reigns every once in a while. Governor Kempthorne (now Interior Secretary) signed a similar bill into law here in Idaho. I'm glad to see that some politicians are considering what happened in New Orleans as a serious breech of citizens' rights.

    Jennifer
     
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    Ironically, a couple of people here defending the New Orleans Police Dept for confiscating guns. Tsk tsk tsk.
     
  5. superxjeff

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    But if they do you get all costs associated with getting them back. Sounds like a weasel clause to me. Why would any government agency that was taking guns from law abiding citizens give two shits about the fact that they may wind up paying court costs? Really, It's not like the people responsible are going to have the costs deducted from there pay.If they have to put that weasel clause in the bill then they should make it be the person responsible for taking the guns be the person who pays the court costs. Sorry Brian but this bill is feel good crap on the part of the Rebublicans. See... We can do it the same as the democrats. Ater all when the government pays court costs for a wrong are they not using the money we gave them in the first place to correct a wrong they had no right doing in the first place? The whole thing is just a waste of paper and means nothing. Jeff
     
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    Brian in Oregon Well-Known Member

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    Jeff, exactly. That's why I feel the law is a little weak. It should include civil penalties at least for the individual officer or responsible superior issuing the order, up to criminal penalties. The police should NEVER be above the law.
     
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