If Kate Brown and other gun grabbers win their elections in Oregon, they will unleash a massive gun control push.
Via the Statesman Journal:
More than 30 people squeezed into the conference room of the Services Employees International Union headquarters in Salem on Saturday to advocate gun safety, before launching a canvassing effort for Rep. Paul Evans, candidate for House District 20.
Moms Demand Action for Gun Sense in America, an organization created in 2012 to push gun reform to legislators, state and federal institutions, companies, and educational institutions, hosted the rally as a precursor to a canvassing effort for Evans, a representative the organization refers to as a "gun sense champion."
"We all know to make Oregon safer, we need to have gun sense activists in our legislature, which is why we're here today to ensure the re-election of Paul Evans," said Lisa Reynolds, a volunteer for the Oregon chapter of Moms Demand Action.
More than 20 volunteers donned red t-shirts emblazoned with the words "Moms Demand Action," and armed themselves with clipboards before hitting the streets with the goal of knocking on 1,000 doors Saturday morning, according to Reynolds. They aim to knock on 10,000 doors during the next 10 days leading up to the election.
Reynolds said the organization is focused on three goals for the 2017 legislation session: Closing the "Charleston Loophole," which would prevent people from buying guns because law enforcement are unable to complete a background check in time; and close the domestic boyfriend loophole, which would expand the definition of domestic violence so people convicted of some crimes could not have access to firearms.
"We can only do this with representatives like Paul Evans," Reynolds said...
...Governor Kate Brown attended the rally, quickly replacing a black blazer and blue blouse with a volunteer shirt before telling volunteers about the importance of spending energy chatting with residents on doorsteps and on phone lines.
"The Moms are sending a very clear message that violence will not be tolerated in Oregon and that they're willing to take time out of their busy schedules," Brown said. "You've got moms, you've got grandmothers, you've got high school students here to say "This is so important, and I'm willing to give my time to make sure that Oregon is a place where I can thrive.' "
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