Oregon has blazed a trail for the nation, and Michigan is quickly headed down the same path regarding unconstitutional gun control.
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Oregon Second Amendment Rights Activist
DK mentioned the work of Kevin Starretts and the Oregon Firearms Federation. Their website is https://www.oregonfirearms.org/.
Here is a portion of their mission statement. https://www.oregonfirearms.org/our-mission
OFF has one overriding principle, the belief that citizens of Oregon and the United States have the right to own and carry the firearm of their choice for any reason other than to commit a crime.
To that end we have worked to ensure that the rights of gun owners are not compromised by elected officials, anti-gun activists or those who masquerade as gun-rights supporters while they work behind the scenes to erode your liberties.
We oppose any attempt to chip away at your God given, Constitutionally guaranteed right to defend yourself and your family.
It is our sincere belief that ANY compromise on these rights will only lead to more attacks on liberty in the future. We believe in personal accountability and responsible gun ownership and we believe those goals are achieved by individuals, not by bureaucratic mandates.
Furthermore we believe that change is effected by grassroots activists and the pressure they can put on elected officials, not by back room deals cut by lobbyists who have no real interest in the issue, only their next paycheck.
Churches Which Align Themselves with the current Oregon Legislature
The Episcopal Church in Western Oregon Adopts Resolution in Support of Oregon Ballot Measure 114
Rev W J Knutson
Oregon Measure 114
Current details in the Oregon Gun Bill –Judge says she’ll decide next week whether to delay new Oregon gun law – OPB
“A U.S. Supreme Court ruling this summer rewrote the methodology judges must use when considering gun laws. “
Meanwhile in Oregon while this is being Litigated behind closed doors: the public being panic buying :Firearm sales explode as Oregon awaits judge’s decision on gun control law (msn.com)
Oregon Deer Hunters also face restrictions
Report your hunt | Oregon Department of Fish & Wildlife (myodfw.com)
Michigan Deer Hunters face similar restrictions
Michigan: Article that suggests the articulation of the means that the DNR presented back in the Spring of 2020 : Michigan DNR seeks hunter input on proposed 2020 deer hunting regulations – mlive.com
Pure stupidity from a vapid reporter – who cares about lawns when Lyme Disease is the threat. “That despite the fact that hunting is on the wane in Michigan, with about 270,000 fewer hunters in the woods today than in the mid-1990s as growing deer herds wreak havoc on suburban lawns and car bumpers.”
Today: Deer hunting preview (michigan.gov)
Michigan hunters say 252,000 deer killed in firearms season with new rules | Bridge Michigan
Michigan Gun Control Laws 2022
In 2022 there were 20 bills introduced related to firearms, including the 3 bills from Jeffery Pepper. This begs the question of why so much legislation has been required, this seems excessive give the current laws regulating firearms use. While some may be updates, assault riffle is mentioned in 6 of the proposed bills
We know what they want, 2022 Legislature entered onto docket by Pepper were the following bills, signally intent:
6544 – Assault Rifle Registration
Sec. 1. As used in this act, “assault weapon” means a semiautomatic rifle that has an ability to accept a detachable magazine and has 1 or more of the following characteristics:
(i) A pistol grip or thumbhole stock.
(ii) Any feature capable of functioning as a protruding grip that can be held by the nontrigger hand.
(iii) A folding or telescoping stock.
(iv) A shroud that is attached to, or partially or completely encircles, the barrel and that permits the shooter to hold the firearm with the nontrigger hand without being burned, but excluding a slide that encloses the barrel.
Sec. 2. (1) Except as otherwise provided in this section, beginning January 1, 2024, a person shall not manufacture, possess, purchase, or sell an assault weapon in this state.
(2) A person may continue to possess an assault weapon that the person legally possessed before the effective date of this act if both of the following apply:
(a) The person registers the assault weapon with the department of state police in compliance with rules adopted for that purpose by the department of state police.
(b) The person renews the registration of the assault weapon every 5 years.
(3) A person who violates subsection (1) is guilty of a felony punishable by imprisonment for not more than 5 years.
6545 – Sentencing Guidelines for open carry
6546 – Open Carry of Assault Weapons
Sec. 2c. (1) Except as otherwise provided in subsection (2), an individual shall not openly carry a rifle or shotgun in this state.
(3) An individual who violates this section is guilty of the following:
(a) For a first offense, a misdemeanor punishable by imprisonment for not more than 1 year or a fine of not more than $1,000.00, or both.
(b) For a second or subsequent offense, a felony punishable by imprisonment of not more than 5 years.
Funding Churches To Co-Opt Religion as a Tool For Propaganda
The elite have used churches as a tool for engendering ideas. A church, with the congregation focused on enacting Christian beliefs and the will of God, can be a formidable means of forming public opinion. Christian ideals and kindness are evoked when a church represents a cause in public.
The Rockefellers learned early on that they could promote ideals for society by funding organs for churches. These charitable donations were followed with an agreement to allow visitation pastors of Rockefeller choosing. These preachers would spread ideals and start movements which fitted the Rockefeller ends.
Another example is Margaret Sanger, original proponent of eugenics, who enlisted black pastors to preach the value of limiting size of families and euthanasia.
Ask DK to fill us in on the Soros Church
And here O is alluding to NGO activity that uses govt money for their own purposes, sometimes these are to carry activity the fed govt itself cannot do
“Just out of curiosity- is this one of those churches that chose to make an openly public statement in year prior about the “charity” they do when it comes to being a Sanctuary for Illegals? I say that based on the clear line of possible Funding*”
The Grass Roots Conspiracy
In order to convince people who are not versed in issues, studies and research are presented in order to appeal to rational thinkers. However, these are actually used as rhetorical devices. “Many studies indicate …” and a series of charts and graphs follow giving the semblence of numerous sources corroborating the same premise. That premise must be true then, right?
What we see with Soros funded churches, govt funded organizations posing as independent public think tanks and with organization like the Southern Poverty Law Centers are coordinated efforts to create the semblence of independent action groups. These groups appear to be acting solely unto themselves. They are driven by events as the unfold, the react to a crisis. In other words, all these groups wouldn’t exist if there weren’t a crisis, ergo there must be some sort of crisis.
In Michigan we see two examples of this type of activity. The Violence Project has been cited by BridgeMI as research organization that demonstrates the rise in gun violence. This entity is funded by the Justice Dept, the same organization that claims Antifa is not a violent activist group.
Another organization that appears to be a cut out is End Gun Violence Michigan. This group coordinates the efforts of religious leaders to lobby for strict gun control laws. The website claims to support over 130 religious leaders, yet the website does not list an office, who the officers are, where they are located.
These small pockets of activists work to give rise to the illusion that there are a large number of gun control supporters, but are there really groups of grassroots teams, or merely offices and websites that give the appearance of numbers?
Department of Justice funds The Violence Project. Gun violence was up the first 2 years of Trump pres. 2018 summer of love?
NGO History of Faith Based Activity Used to Deflection Attention
Many time when the federal gov is not capable of directly completing a task, the activities are farmed out to an Non-Governing Organization. What we have seen with this NGOs is that while they operate with the funds from the federal govt, they are not constrained by oversight that normally would govern federal action.
George W Bush fought to elevate the ability of faith based organizations to accept federal dollars. The idea at the time was the the Christian organizations were discriminated against, and since they were effective in the respective areas, they would benefit the federal govt with their efficiency.
Fast forward to the Obama administration, and the Christian organizations were the ones who assisted refugees and brought them to the US. At face value, these organizations were doing Christian ministry. However, it was discovered that the Christian NGOs were flying immigrants into the US while being paid by the Obama admin, against the will of COngress and the public.
We have to question who the advocates are who want to end our liberty, particularly if they claim to be religious organizations. Their religious status grants them immunity from our criticism but when they circumvent the law they are also weapons used against us.