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Over 1K Comments Submitted Against Anti-Gun Oregon Initiative Petition 43

Over 1,000 comments against IP43 were submitted to the Oregon Secretary of State. Good news for gun rights!

Oregon Initiative Petition 43, which would ban most semi-automatic firearms were it to make the upcoming voter ballot, is facing mass opposition by Oregon gun owners and voters.

Approximately 1,060 comments were sent to the office of Oregon's Secretary of State during the recent two-week open comment period that ended on May 8th, 2018. This immense backlash is said to be the biggest responses to a proposed ballot initiative ever in the state's history.

"No one can remember anywhere near the number of comments being received for any other (initiative petition)," said Deb Royal, chief of staff in the Secretary of State's office.

Commenters wrote that the ballot title is unclear, misleading, incomplete, politicized and shouldn't use the term "assault weapon" for various reasons.

Others wrote about the initiative more broadly, saying the concept is unconstitutional, unnecessary, unenforceable, an attack on civil liberties and would turn law-abiding citizens into criminals overnight.

This is encouraging news for Second Amendment advocates in Oregon and as a whole. Hopefully, this ballot initiative proposal doesn't make the November ballot.

More goofy gun grabbers.

What too many people fail to understand is that GOVERNMENT ARE US, and we will pay the costs of "government provided health care" which will become more expensive (though hidden in our tax bills) and less available because if it is "free" (i.e. someone else is paying the higher taxes) they will use it. All people have to do is look at those countries who have Universal Health Care in place and find out that once "government" is providing health care the quality and promptness of health care that we are now getting will be reduced. Just ask those from other countries who have come here for procedures they either wait months to get in their home countries, or cannot get it at all. What is needed is people able to buy their own health insurance from whomever and wherever they want, and whatever level of care they choose just as we purchase automobile insurance. Many people would be better off with buying catastrophic insurance and paying their doctors out of pocket for routine health care.

What does healthcare have to do with 2nd Amendment issues?

Oregon has a history of citizen petitions. The recreant Oregon legislature, with narrow majorities in both houses and a Democrat governor have passed laws that control the lives of most Oregonians. I don't know if all the issues made the ballot, bot they deal with guns, health insurance,, immigration, and taxes. The Oregon Democrats are anti-business. Only 11 of thirty six counties went for Hillary.