The Oregon House Committee on Rules voted Senate Bill 719A out of committee with a mere hour’s notice and no public hearing, and it could come up for a vote on the House floor at any time. This eleventh-hour action demonstrates a desire among anti-gun representatives to take advantage of legislator fatigue—there is only a week left in the 2017 session—and to sneak in a bad bill with a minimum of review.
Based on a law current in California, SB 719A would allow family members and law enforcement officers to petition in court via an ex parte hearing for an “Extreme Risk Protection Order” (ERPO) that would deprive the targeted individual of Second Amendment rights without due process or the evaluation of a mental health professional. Oregon already has processes in place to temporarily prohibit potentially dangerous individuals from gun ownership by means of a judicial process.
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If you live in Oregon, please contact your representative and tell them that SB 719A is unnecessary and represents a violation of due legal process. To contact your representative, clickhere.
Stinchfield On Loesch NRA Ad: “We Don’t Apologize”
NRATV’s Grant Stinchfield, host of Stinchfield, took on the violent left with a commentary defending Dana Loesch’s NRA ad. He called out everyone who is having a fake meltdown over the ad and set the record straight: “You people openly call for the assassination of our president and then claim the NRA is inciting violence.”
The Loesch ad, which was originally released in April, has drawn rabid attacks from left-wing liberals. Many singled out her “clenched fist of truth” line as a call to violence when, in fact, she was using the resistance imagery favored by anti-Trump protesters to encourage truth in the war of lies. Stinchfield stood firmly in Loesch’s corner. “We don’t apologize for warning America about chaos creators who want to impose their will upon us through their violence and lies.”
Stinchfield also blamed Tamika Mallory, California Lt. Gov. Gavin Newsom, DeRay McKesson and Sen. Chris Murphy, as well as the media, for purposefully misrepresenting the NRA ad and concocting controversy. The result, he said, has been a groundswell of support for the NRA. Freedom-loving Americans sick of this hypocrisy are “getting behind the greatest defender of freedom in history,” Stinchfield declared. Watch the commentary here.
Pending as S. 1435 and H.R. 3054, the measures create a 180-day amnesty period for veterans or their family members to register historic war mementos that would be considered regulated firearms under the National Firearms Act (NFA).
Members of the U.S. Armed Forces serving overseas in combat zones have over the years brought home a variety of mementos from their deployments, some that would require registration and a special tax under the NFA. Yet veterans or their relatives or heirs who wish to dispossess themselves of them could face criminal prosecution for their possession, which is what these bills seek to remedy.
11-Year-Old Saves Family From Charging Bear
An Alaska family is safe, thanks to an 11-year-old boy who fought off a bear attacking them as they walked to a fishing spot last month.
According to local media reports, the boy was walking with several family members when the bear attacked, knocking down the boy’s uncle and jumping on him before he could fire a shot from his rifle. The boy fired three shots from his shotgun, finally dropping the bear with the last shot.
The boy’s father said things could have been a lot worse if his son hadn’t been carrying the gun in his hands at the time. “He was carrying it in his hands rather than on his shoulder,” the father told the Juneau Empire. “That was the problem with the other ones, when the bear came at his uncle, he had his rifle on his shoulder and the bear was very close, so he couldn’t get it off in time.”
Florida Woman Shoots Crazed Intruder To Stop Violent Attack
Brittany Cheek heard a commotion outside her Tarpon Springs, Fla., apartment at 4 a.m. on Saturday. Looking out, she saw someone striking her 52-year-old neighbor, Susan Bass. So, Cheek grabbed her handgun and opened the door.
WFLA-TV reports that the incident began when police responded to a 911 call reporting a strange man screaming and knocking on condo doors. Deputies found 18-year-old Daniel Morley on the second story, wearing only underwear. Morley fled and began pounding on Bass’s door, and when she opened it, he attacked.
Cheek then confronted Morley and the intruder immediately turned on her. Fearing for her toddler’s life, she fired, hitting the suspect in the leg. Other neighbors began battling Morley until deputies arrived, and the officers eventually subdued him. Morley was treated for a gunshot wound while Bass, Cheek and her child received treatment for minor injuries. Investigators believe Morley was under the influence of drugs or alcohol and he has been charged with several counts of assault and resisting arrest.