May The Anti Gunners Live In Infamy
Let’s start with state Senator Floyd Prozanski. He is the chief sponsor of this year’s SB941, the “universal background check” bill, and has sponsored several other anti gun bills in the past. He tips off special interest groups as to when committee hearings will be, so they have time to prepare and organize, while leaving the general public in the dark, and he rigs the panels during the hearing. He also attempts to marginalize gun rights supporters. As a prosecutor, he only sought a 45 day sentence for a drunk driver murderer. On top of all that, he accidentally had a “Floydian” slip, and admitted on TV that his gun control bills will be pointless by saying “If someone wants to get a gun, they’re gunna get it through some illegal means” and “We’re not going to stop anyone and everyone from getting a gun if they really want one”… “Someone wants to go out and steal a gun, that’s not gunna be addressed by this issue”
His partner in crime in all of this is a fellow state Senator Ginny Burdick. She was the one who canceled a town hall by saying there was a “scheduling conflict”, when in reality she was scared to face the public and opted to lounge around at home that evening instead. Before that, she was caught calling for full registration and saying “There’s a real Rambo complex” while making fun of gun owners. While she loves to claim “INTIMIDATION” from gun owners, she seems to forget her own past of intimidating an ODOT employee who attended a gun rally at the capitol building, threatening to get him fired. On top of all that, she can’t answer basic questions about the background check bill she supports. No wonder she hasn’t held a town hall in over a year, and when she does hold one, she only takes written questions that her staff filters.
Representative Jennifer Williamson is a chief sponsor of SB941 on the house side. She prefers to dilly dally on her phone while citizens testify in her hearing, rather than listen to what they have to say. Ironically, while claiming she wants Oregon to be safer by passing these anti gun bills, she supports bills that would let violent criminals out of jail early, putting them back out on the streets to prey upon their next victims.
And, oh yes, the Slavery Senator, Chuck Riley, is also a supporter of these gun control bills, and, like most of these politicians, can’t explain how the background check bill will work.
And who can forget about Senator Elizabeth Steiner-Hayward, who is outright about her own mental illnesses, and also claims to be a gun owner. Perhaps the Moms should Demand that Steiner-Hayward give up her guns, for the safety of the children, or something. She also sponsored a mandatory vaccine bill, but then made excuses for wanted her family exempt from it. Of course she’s one of the chief sponsors of the gun registration bill, while saying that the Oregon State Police are already underfunded and can’t handle the basic things they are already tasked with. While explaining the issue at a town hall, she said “For better or for worse, that’s what our Constitution, sort of, says” while appeasing a foreigner who is anti gun.
Rep. Shemia Fagan might take the cake for the most contradictory and hypocritical of them all. While giving a floor speech in favor of an auto voter registration bill, she said “Mandating government paperwork to register before we can exercise our most fundamental rights in any other context, sounds absurd,” yet she turned around and cosponsored a bill that would mandate government paperwork before people could exercise their 2nd Amendment right. This was after a town hall where she couldn’t explain the basic things about the “universal background check” bill and had no idea how it would be enforced or how anyone could keep track of who was breaking the law.
You seriously couldn’t make this stuff up. You could not script a more hypocritical, nonsensical group of people who have absolutely no idea what they’re talking about, contradicting themselves at every turn, and “accidentally” admitting how their own bills won’t work.
Then we have Rep. Lew Frederick, who says he doesn’t see a need for guns, so that means no one should have them. This was a couple months after he praised an anti capitalist student at a Michael Brown rally. Also, in 2011, he was caught on film pandering to illegal aliens. So, we have a guy who’s encouraging people to break laws, then says he will reward them for doing so, while at the same time wanting to punish gun owners who never broke a law.
And who can forget the Gabby Giffords PR fluff session, where state reps Barbara Smith Warner and Carla Pilso conspired with Multnomah County commissioner Judy Shiprack to overturn OSP privacy policies, while now-resigned-in-disgrace US District Attorney Amanda Marshall made fun of gun rights supporters.
You also have Rep. Jeff Reardon, who co sponsors gun control bills before reading them; Rep. Jessica Vega Pederson, who thinks everyone is guilty until proven otherwise. This took place after they shut down debate on the gun issue at a town hall. Senator Diane Rosenbaum would prefer to marginalize and single out constituents at her town halls, then lie about it, rather than actually engage in dialogue. And in the rare that she does engage in dialogue, she has to start making things up.
These moron politicians are cheered on by such groups as Ceasefire Oregon, who’s director, Penny Okamoto, advises people break new gun laws, admits felons will just go to the black market to get guns, and calls for a two round magazine capacity limit; Radio host Carl Wolfson, who was caught making fun of a pro gun democrat Senator’s disability; The Moms Demand Action loons who call and harass shooting victim’s families, lie about their turnout at events, try to kick people out of public areas; Lunatics who babble on at hearings without making a single point; Outright communist sympathizers; Activists such as T.a. Barnhart, who publish defamatory statements that have no merit, then dodge the issue when asked about it; Senile wackos like Lee Coleman, who would rather toss around insults and tell people to “go screw yourself” when asked about the details of gun policy; Mayors who haven’t read any of the bills, and a whole host of others.
Yes, these are the people making and influencing public policy.