By J. D. Heyes
Thereâ€™s aÂ Second Amendment revoltÂ coming to America, and soon, if the insane Left-wing faction of the Democrat Party doesnâ€™t stop pushing gun owners â€” and the Constitution â€” to their limits.
Oregon, surprisingly, not California, may actually be ground zero.
On Tuesday, the state Senate Judiciary Committee voted to approve Senate Bill 978 which contains a cornucopia of new gun control measures that will effectively criminalize the Second Amendment and all gun owners.Â
AsÂ reported byÂ Ammoland:
This legislation is an omnibus gun control package that, among other things,Â would require firearms beÂ kept unavailable for self-defense and would also expand gun free zones where law-abiding individuals would be left defenseless.
Specifically, the measure will:
â€” Legalize age discrimination by allowing firearms dealers to refuse to sell even rifles to anyone under the age of 21, thereby denyingÂ legalÂ adults the right to keep and bear arms (since federal lawÂ currently prohibits the sale of handguns to anyone under 21Â â€” itself an unconstitutional violation);
â€” Implement such strict firearms storage requirements as to make guns in the home useless for self-defense;
â€” Hold gun owners liable for criminal acts committed with theirÂ stolenÂ firearms;
â€” Penalize gun owners who have had their firearms stolen from them if they fail to follow strict reporting requirements;
â€” Ban home-manufacturing of firearms, which has been an American tradition since before our countryâ€™s founding (Oregonians, for example, would likely not be permitted to purchase â€˜gun kitsâ€™ and assemble them at home, even though firing mechanisms still have to be run through the FBIâ€™s background check system before the purchase goes through);Â
â€” Empower local governments to establish wide-ranging, far-reaching â€œgun-free zonesâ€ that criminals will ignore as they shoot up and murder unarmed, defenseless citizens while police arrive minutes too late;
â€” Boost licensure fees for concealed handgun permits (licenses are also blatantly unconstitutional).
The time to say enough is enoughâ€¦is now
All of these measures amount to violations of the Second Amendmentâ€™s â€œinfringementâ€ clause.Â
In a separate article,Â AmmolandÂ noted the urgencyÂ in defeating this piece of legislation:
Our backs are against the wall. If Oregon Democratâ€™s Omnibus gun control bill, SB 978 passes almost all of us are at risk of becoming felons. It is that simple.
SB 978 was created to turn as many Oregon gun owners of us as possible into criminals.
Virtually all Democrats support this bill.
The gun news site recommends one course of action: â€œThe Senate Republicans have to take a courageous stand and WALK OUTâ€ rather than remain in session with Democrats and provide them with a quorum necessary to proceed. (Related:Â Texas senator files measure to turn entire state into a â€œgun sanctuary,â€ nullifying ALL federal gun control laws.)
â€œIf they donâ€™t, your gun rights will be gone, end of story,â€ the Oregon Firearms Foundation wrote.
The legislation is designed to make it so risky to remain a gun owner that many Oregonians will simply give up their firearms rather than risk being fined or, worse, jailed.
â€œYou will be a criminal if someone steals your gun,â€ the foundation notes. â€œYou will be a criminal if you donâ€™t lock up your guns. You will be a criminal if you DO lock up your guns. You will be a felon if you drive NEAR a â€˜public buildingâ€™ with a firearm. You can go to prison for 5 years for picking up a friend or family member at an airport.â€
The Oregon Senate is preparing to throw down the gauntlet and effectively render the Second Amendment null and void.
Gun groups will sue, but Oregon is covered by the notoriously Left-wing Ninth Circuit, which will no doubt rule in favor of the stateâ€™s law. It will most likely be upheld on appeal (which will take months).
And thereâ€™s no guarantee the Supreme Court will take the case.Â
If ever there was a time for more â€œSecond Amendment sanctuaries,â€ now is the time â€” not just in Oregon, but throughout the United States.
The Right needs to steal another page from the Leftâ€™s playbook: #Resist.