Not all is lost in the beaver state.
Via Nugget News:
The top law-enforcement officers in the counties comprising Sisters Country have issued statements affirming civilian gun rights and opposing Oregon Initiative Petition 43.
Deschutes County Sheriff Shane Nelson posted a statement last week on the sheriff's office Facebook page stating that "I support and defend the Second Amendment and oppose IP 43." Nelson affirmed the importance of citizens having the means to defend themselves, noting that "Deputies of the Deschutes County Sheriff's Office will always respond to assist and protect the citizens we serve, but you must be prepared to appropriately take care of you and your family until we can get there."
Jefferson County Sheriff Jim Adkins issued a similar statement on Facebook earlier in the month saying, "These laws, and any law restricting any type of arms, will only make us weaker, making 'good people' law breakers and 'bad people' stronger. Bad people do not care what laws we have. Bad people will always possess and obtain that which they are not suppose(d) to possess!
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