From: Oregon Firearms <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Subject: [OFF Alert] Oregon Firearms Update.
Date: Wednesday, February 6, 2013, 9:49 AM
Oregon Firearms Federation
PO Box 556
Canby, OR 97013
Voice: (503) 263-5830
OFF ALERT 02.06.13
Updates On Gun RIghts
The Oregon Legislature returned to work on Monday. From now on, anything can happen, so be prepared.
There are a few things you need to know.
While numerous Oregon Sheriffs (and actually, sheriffs nationwide) have made it clear that they will oppose any attempts by the Obama administration to ram through dangerous and unconstitutional gun grabs, the Oregon Sheriffs Association, as a group, has decided to take a dive.
In an email to Oregons sheriffs, the President of the OSA, Jason Myers, of Marion County, said the following about gun rights:
"After a very robust conversation on this issue it was the consensus of the Sheriffs present that our Association should not take a formal stance on this issue. At this meeting it was also agreed that I should reach out to US Attorney Amanda Marshall to notify her of our Association position and intent by the Sheriffs present to work collaboratively with our Federal partners' agencies.
This is a very troubling and dangerous position. The county sheriffs are the supreme law enforcement officers in their jurisdiction. For Myers to speak for all sheriffs and say they wont "take a...stance" on this issue and reach out to the Feds who are working overtime to eliminate your rights is nothing short of frightening. The Sheriffs Association, as an organization, has climbed in bed with the tyrants who want to disarm you and your family.
Voters in Clackamas County should also know that their sheriff, Craig Roberts, has waffled and played the politician with this response to our inquiry on his position on this issue:
"Thanks so much for taking the time to contact me. Though I have not made a public comment about my stance, I would like to let you know that I have taken an oath to uphold the Constitution of the United States and the State of Oregon, and I support all of the rights and freedoms that it guarantees. I am following the debate and meeting with other local leaders about this subject.
What, exactly, does THAT mean?
Clearly lines are being drawn. The Department of Homeland Security has placed an order for 7000 machine guns which they call personal defense weapons. These are the guns that would be assault weapons if you owned them.
The Social Security Administration is buying millions of rounds of hollow point ammo. The Social Security Administration... really? Something is not right here. At the risk of overstating things, its clear that the government considers we the people to be a threat.
Please try to join us on Friday at the Capitol for a day to recognize the benefits of firearms ownership. The event is from 10 to 2 at the Capitol. Open,loaded, carry is legal there anywhere for CHL holders.
If you do not have a CHL, you may carry openly but NOT loaded. We have received many questions about this and please understand: we do NOT support these rules. We just want you to be informed.
Hope to see you there.