The State of Oregon just decided it no longer adheres to the Second Amendment by passing a bill that effectively enables authorities to confiscate guns owned by private citizens.
What’s even more troubling is that a Republican state senator co-sponsored the legislation.
The bill is SB 719, and it has now passed Oregon’s House and Senate. It creates an Extreme Risk Protection Order, which forces the subject of the order to hand over all firearms, as well as his concealed carry permit if he possesses one.
What that means in layman’s terms is that the police or even another private citizen can obtain a legal order that nullifies another person’s Second Amendments rights.
And all without due process of the law. The gun owner doesn’t even need to be present to defend his or herself.
The bill was co-sponsored by Sen. Brian Boquist, who insisted the legislation wasn’t about mass gun confiscation.
But take a look at the bill’s wording:
Requires court to order respondent to surrender deadly weapons and concealed handgun license within 24 hours of service of initial order, and immediately upon service of continued or renewed order. Provides for law enforcement officer serving order to request immediate surrender of deadly weapons and concealed handgun license and authorizes law enforcement officer to take possession of surrendered items.
As Breitbart noted:
If a requirement for “immediate surrender” of firearms and concealed carry license upon issue of an ex parte ruling is not confiscation, then what is?
Dangerous times we are living in, folks.
(via: Conservative Post)