Democrats in Oregon are at it again. Two days after the Senate Democrats dropped their attempt to ban modern firearms and feeding devices, House Democrats introduced House Bill 3200.
HB 3200 is Sponsored by Representatives Mitch Greenlick, Jules Bailey, Peter Buckley, Michael Dembrow, Lew Frederick, Tobias Read, Jeff Reardon, Carolyn Tomei and Senators Ginny Burdick, Jackie Dingfelder, Mark Hass, Laurie Monnes Anderson, Rod Monroe, Chip Shields, Elizabeth Steiner Hayward.
HB 3200 does the following:
- Creates a crime of unlawful possession or transfer of assault weapon or large capacity magazine. Punishes by maximum penalty of 10 years’ imprisonment, $250,000 fine, or both.
- Requires current owners to dispose of or register assault weapons and large capacity magazines.
- Directs Department of State Police to conduct background checks and maintain registry of assault weapons and large capacity magazines.
- Declares emergency, effective on passage.
This is one of the most tyrannical bills we’ve seen proposed to date. Not only does it ban most modern semiautomatic rifles and pistols, but it allows warrant-less search of your home, and creates a state-wide registry of remaining firearms, to which each person is allowed exactly one:
A person may not register more than one assault weapon and three large capacity magazines under this section. Additional assault weapons and large capacity magazines must be disposed of in the manner specified in section 3 of this 2013 Act.
Under their definition of an assault weapon, this means that you can have either a pistol or a semiautomatic rifle, but not both.
If you live in Oregon, contact your Representative and Senator today and tell them to vote NO on HB 3200. If you don’t live in Oregon, contact all of them and let them know you’ll never visit their state again if they pass this legislation.