Extreme Risk Protection Order – Oregon SB719A
The State of Oregon is on its way to sign into law SB719A. This bill is called the Extreme Risk Protection Order and essentially the bill allows for the courts to decide whether or not you can keep your guns. You don’t even have to be present when the determination is made. This means you can’t defend yourself against whatever accusations you face. How many Constitutional Amendments does this violate?
The law forces the subject of the order to hand over all firearms, as well as his concealed carry permit if he possesses one. The “Extreme Risk Protection Order” (ERPO) 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.
Republican Lawmaker Pushed SB719A
The Republican lawmaker, Representative Boquist who pushed this bill wants to suggest the bill simply puts forward a law that is popular in other gun-control states. For example, Boquist informed Breitbart News that a similar law “passed the voters in Washington by 70%.”
Boquist also told Breitbart News that SB719A “is not confiscation.” However, the language of SB 719 is quite confiscatory. It says:
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.
If a requirement for “immediate surrender” of firearms and concealed carry license upon issue of an ex parte ruling is not confiscation, then what is?
Yes, that’s confiscation, even in Orwellian speak.
While we shouldn’t have to worry about federal gun control measures passing any time in the near future, this story should serve as a warning that we need to remain vigilant, because our rights are constantly under attack.