Well, prepare yourselves, folks. It seems the state of Oregon has passed two of the craziest bills to date. One: Free abortions for all, including illegal aliens. Two: Perhaps just as crazy, and an outright attack on the prized Second Amendment.
According to Breitbart:
Oregon lawmakers passed legislation co-sponsored by Sen. Brian Boquist (R-Dallas) that allows a judge to issue an ex parte ruling for the confiscation of an individual’s firearms.
The bill is SB 719, and it has now passed Oregon’s House and Senate. It creates an Extreme Risk Protection Order, which forces the subject of the order to hand over all firearms, as well as his concealed carry permit if he possesses one.
As the NRA-ILA reports, this could be extremely troubling:
Based on a California law enacted in 2014, SB 719A would create a so-called “Extreme Risk Protection Order” (ERPO) that 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.
The ex parte aspect of the law means the bill does not require the gun owner to be present for part of the hearing in which the judge decides whether guns should be taken from him.
Basically, this means that the government, or a family member for that matter, can make allegations against you and your Second Amendment right, and you aren’t even allowed to defend yourself. Isn’t that crazy?! So much for protection against infringement without Constitutional due process.
Of course, Senator Boquist claims this isn’t confiscation, but if you really read the language of the bill, it practically is:
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 that isn’t confiscation (and crazy), then I don’t know what is.