Townhall season is in full swing, as elected morons are preparing for their sessions, and actually making some public appearances.
In Oregon, state senator Elizabeth Steiner Hayward and rep Mitch Greenlick want to criminalize being victim. As in, if someone steals your gun and uses it in a crime, you are held liable. When asked for clarification on this, they both emphatically state “YUP!” when asked if they want a parent thrown in jail if their child uses a gun in a crime.
Senator Steiner Hayward later goes on to say “For better or for worse, that’s what our Constitution, sort of, says” when someone else brought up the gun issue.
On an unrelated issue, Rep Greenlick went on to say “It’d be great if we could be a different country.”
Meanwhile, at a joint town hall with senator Michael Dembrow and reps Alissa Keny-Guyer and Barbara Smith Warner, the gun issue came up again. Ms. Smith Warner is called out for her participation in a fluff session where the US District attorney Amanda Marshall, along with activists, were talking about full gun registration, and Multnomah County commissioner Judy Shiprack was urging Smith Warner to legislatively overturn the Oregon State Police’s “administrative rule” that says background check records need to be destroyed, and to make those records public and available to the feds.
Neither the politicians nor the crowd want to hear anything about how Washington’s new “universal background check” law is an utter disaster, with it being proven to be unenforceable with none of the state agencies knowing how to apply or wanting anything to do with it, be it bureaucratic or law enforcement.