Yesterday the Corvallis Human Services Committee voted to move a ban on loaded firearms to the full city council.
Was this based on any actual incidents of violence or accidents involving openly carried firearms on public property?
Was this the result of a long, reasoned debate that identified a real issue or problem?
No, this was the result of one member of the committee, Penny York, getting in touch with her feelings.
As the Corvallis Gazette-Times reported; "York, who admitted that her "decision is colored by my feelings," described her experience of knowing five people who have died from gunfire, four by suicide and one in a hunting incident."Yesterday we told you about California billionaire Tom Steyer's efforts to buy two Senate seats in Oregon and install anti-gunners. Steyer hopes to defeat Republicans Betsy Close and Bruce Starr.
The Times reports that Bloomberg's "Everytown For Gun Safety" spent over $18,400.00 in support of Chuck Riley, Starr's Democrat opponent."Everytown" has listed three expenditures for Riley: $292.37 and $2545.02 for "card shipping" and $15,600 for "paid organizers."
Riley's campaign has not, as of today, reported the donations.
As you know, the Senate is currently made up of 15 Republicans, 15 anti-gun Democrats and 1 pro-gun Democrat. The loss of even one Republican seat could be disastrous for gun rights in Oregon.
Bloomberg already has an organized campaign of letter writers attacking Starr.
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