01 March 2005

Oregon Legislators Go Crazy, Drool on Each Other, Hate Guns

Take a gander at the picture of the death-dealing bullet hoser in this article. Scary, isn't she?

Check out this beauty of an "assault weapon" ban:
Senate Bill 927: Sponsored by the Committee on Judiciary, it makes possession of an "assault weapon" a crime punishable by 10 years in prison, a $250,000 fine, or both.

Included in the ban is the manufacture, importation, sale or transfer, or advertise the sale of such weapons or to be in possession of "large-capacity" magazines.

There is a laundry list of weapons that would fit the definition of assault weapons.

Large-capacity magazines are those holding more than 10 rounds, with exemptions for .22 caliber, weapons modified so they cannot hold more than 10 rounds, tube magazines in lever-action firearms.

A separate bill, SB 937, also sponsored by the Committee on Judiciary, would make it a Class C felony to possess "large-capacity" magazines.
Holy moly. 10 years? A quarter of a million bucks? Seems kinda steep, don't it?

Any bets on how far this lunacy might go? I'd venture a guess that such extreme penalties will cause this bill to die in committee. Guess I'll add Oregon to the list of places I won't go. Ever.
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