In a rare victory for conservatives up here in the People’s Republic of Multnomah county, the Marxist, anti-gun fruitcakes have withdrawn their ballot measure that would have essentially banned nearly all semi-automatic weapons. The reason being the Marxist B%%^^^ Oregon AG, the uber Marxist Rosenstein, messed up the ballot title so badly the even more uber Marxist Oregon Supreme Court rejected it. The gun grabbers then had to regather the 88,000 voter signatures they needed, couldn’t do that, and just gave up. I’m sure they will be back, but they failed miserably. The link is here. Of course, this guy is a RINO, but that is the best we can do here in Oregon.
As a state representative six legislative sessions, Secretary of State Dennis Richardson (R-Central Point) was a strong supporter of gun rights.
That adds some interest to Richardson’s response today to the announcement by gun control supporters that backers of a gun control measure—initiative petition 43—are suspending efforts to make the November ballot.
“Whether I agree or not with a particular cause, I strongly believe Oregonians should have the right to petition their government without the deck stacked against them,” Richardson said in a statement. “I urge the Legislature to adopt the grassroots petition protections that I have consistently advocated.”
Richardson, a Republican, earlier proposed making it more difficult to tie up proposed initiatives with litigation and allowing single-signature petition sheets rather than multi-signature sheets. He backed off those proposals after a torrent of criticism and a lawsuit from Democratic groups.