Oregon just passed two crazy bills.
One was providing for free abortions for all, including illegal aliens.
The second was just as crazy and a huge threat to the Second Amendment.
Oregon lawmakers passed legislation co-sponsored by Sen. Brian Boquist (R-Dallas) that allows a judge to issue an ex parte ruling for the confiscation of an individual’s firearms.
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.
Why is this extremely troubling?
As well as his concealed carry permit if he possesses one.
Based on a California law enacted in 2014, SB 719A would create a so-called “Extreme Risk Protection Order” (ERPO) that could be obtained by a law enforcement officer, family member, or household member in an ex parte hearing to deprive someone of their Second Amendment rights without due process of the law.
The ex parte aspect of the law means the bill does not require the gun owner to be present for part of the hearing in which the judge decides whether guns should be taken from him.
So this means the government or a family member can decide to allege things make a ruling against you and you aren’t even given the opportunity to defend yourself or protect your rights.
This flies in the very face of the Consitution and the purpose of the Second Amendment, which was to ensure that the government could never take away your right without Constitutional due process.
Boquist claims this isn’t confiscation, but check out the language of the bill:
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’s Awr Hawkins notes, if that is not confiscation, what is?