mentioned this 10 days ago, and here we have them telling us what they really want to do:
The Next Big Gun Controversy Is Forcing People to Lock Them Up
Naturally, gun owners are freaking out.
Well, yeah, naturally, because this affects law abiding gun owners 99% of the time, not criminals.
Two weeks before Christmas in 2012, a 22-year-old masked man armed with a stolen assault-style rifle went on a shooting rampage in a crowded shopping mall in Happy Valley, Oregon, just outside Portland, thrusting holiday shoppers into a maelstrom. By the time the bullets stopped flying, three people, including the gunman, had been fatally shot, and a 15-year-old girl was wounded.
The measure that Clackamas survivors are now pushing would enact a so-called safe-storage law, under which gun owners would have to lock up firearms not under their direct control. The measure would also require anyone whose guns are lost or stolen to report the incident to law enforcement within 24 hours.
Violations of either provision could result in fines—reaching up to $2,000 if a child picked up the firearm—and expose gun owners to civil liability if their purloined weapons are used to injure someone within five years.
Actually, the law is rather vague on locking up firearms not under direct control: it almost looks as if all firearms have to be locked up with some sort of trigger lock at all times, including when carrying. And, notice, fines on those who have had their property stolen. We do not penalize people who have had other property stolen, such as motor vehicles, that are used to hurt other people. This is all about trying to scare citizens into not exercising their Constitutional rights.
“There’s no appetite by some of the legislative leadership to bring gun bills forward unless the gun-violence prevention advocates make it so difficult for them they can’t ignore it,” said Kemp, himself a gun owner who, along with Yuille, helped found the group Gun Owners for Responsible Ownership.
“They’ve had 20 or 30 years to fix this stuff, and they’ve chosen not to do a damned thing.”
First, the name of the group sounds just like something the Left would come up with as a distraction from their real agenda. Second, every time we try to pass harsher penalties on actual criminals, Liberals freak out and threaten to sue, they claim raaaaacism, you know the playbook.
Read more at The Pirate's Cove.