SB 868 extreme risk protection order prohibiting person from possessing firearms

04/08/2017
SB 868 VOTE:NO
In Committee
Public Hearing 04/17/2017 8:00am Room HR 50
Status (overview) of bill:https://olis.leg.state.or.us/liz/2017R1/Measures/Overview/SB868
Committee assigned to bill:https://olis.leg.state.or.us/liz/2017R1/Committees/SJUD/Overview

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This bill creates process for obtaining extreme risk protection order prohibiting person from possessing firearms

Personal Choice and Responsibility
Spells out a very detailed process for a petitioner to obtain such an order, including the myriad of evidence they must provide that the person is a danger to themself or others, method and timing of serving the order and the methods and timing by which the respondent can request a hearing to contest. A lot of time involved – judges, court clerks, law enforcement officers. This is more thought out than the average gun bill but relies on the respondent to surrender all firearms and ammunition and certify that they have done so. How would law enforcement know whether they had complied completely?

Limited Government
After this measure fails for a time as it has everywhere it has been tried, the argument will be made that the government cannot make sure it has removed all firearms from the person's ability to access unless it knows where all firearms are which the person could access. That is of course, registration, and not one step down that slippery slope must ever be allowed by a free people.

 

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