Saturday, February 23, 2013
Oregon's Gun Control Bill: If Your're Not Paranoid Yet...
Here's what state legislators are looking to pass into law in the appropriately-named "Beaver" State:
Any person who, prior to the effective date of this law, was legally in possession of an assault weapon [defined as any gun with a scary-looking attachment] or large capacity magazine shall, within 120 days after the effective date of this 2013 Act, without being subject to prosecution:
(a) Remove the assault weapon or large capacity magazine from the state;
(b) Sell the assault weapon or large capacity magazine to a firearms dealer licensed under 18 U.S.C. 923 for lawful sale or transfer under subsection (2) of this section;
(c) Surrender the assault weapon or large capacity magazine to a law enforcement agency for destruction;
(d) Render the assault weapon permanently inoperable;
So here we are..."Surrender your weapons!" time has come to America...
But it gets worse:
This 2013 Act being necessary for the immediate preservation of the public peace, health and safety, an emergency is declared to exist, and this 2013 Act takes effect on its passage.
Yeah, because downtown Portland is ablaze:
Didn't Obama just decry "manufactured crises"? Or does that somehow not apply to any crises the Democrats manufacture?
Not sure what they're putting in the water in Oregon, but their plan to basically seize weapons from law-abiding citizens is neither original nor clever. Lots of folks throughout history have declared states of emergency in order to convert citizens into subjects; in fact, note the very definition of the word:
Dictatorships are often characterized by some of the following traits: suspension of elections and of civil liberties; proclamation of a state of emergency; rule by decree; repression of political opponents without abiding by rule of law procedures; these include single-party state, and cult of personality...
Seems like we're almost there.
Paranoid yet? If not...maybe you're the one with the tinfoil hat tied on too tight....