Guest post by Michael Strickland
Approximately 1000 gun rights supporters rallied in Salem, Oregon, against the new “universal background check” law, SB 941. The bill was signed into law by Governor Kate Brown earlier in May.
Speakers included state legislators Mike Nearman, Bill Post, and Senator Kim Thatcher, along with Kevin Starrett of the Oregon Firearms Federation, Yamhill County Commissioner Mary Starrett, Grant County Sheriff Glenn Palmer, Kit Lange and Anthony Bosworth of the Washington LFA and III%ers, and Mike Vanderboegh of Sipsey Street Irregulars, who broke the Fast & Furious Case.
Ralliers will refuse to comply with the new law and will continue to buy, sell, trade, and exchange firearms without going through the background check system. Opponents of the bill say that it infringes on the 2nd Amendment and law enforcement professionals, such as Palmer and many other county Sheriffs, say that it is unenforceable, as no one would know if the law was being broken if 2 people conduct a firearms transfer in their garage or in a parking lot.