No money for gun background check enforcement, Burdick admits | KATU Investigators | KATU.com - Portland, Oregon:
August 07, 2015
PORTLAND, Ore. -- A new law requiring background checks for all firearm sales and transfers, including private transactions, goes into effect in Oregon Sunday. But will anyone enforce it? One of the main sponsors of the bill, State Sen. Ginny Burdick (D-Portland), admitted Friday the law doesn't include money for enforcement. Still, Burdick said, “This will make it harder for the criminals and the dangerously mentally ill to get guns.” If you sell a gun privately, in person or online, the law says you have to meet the buyer at a licensed gun shop and have them go through a background check, which Burdick says costs $10.
Law enforcement authorities in the Portland area and throughout the state say they won't go out and find people who are breaking the law, though they will investigate any reports they get. "It’s just a simple practicality - until we have the resources here to fully fund law enforcement and prosecution, new crimes probably aren’t going to get much attention," Lane County Sheriff Byron Trapp said when asked about the bill in June.Ha Ha Ha! Hee Hee Hee!
We always knew this wouldn't fit with the Economy!
(Hat Top to Say Uncle)
The Egretious Ginny Burdick admits that the law which she and other Oregon Democrats (most of the Senate and House are Democrats) worked so hard for is .. unenforceable.
Which we could have told them (and we did!) while the bill was under discussion.
But would they listen? NOOOooooooo!
So all of we Oregonions who have been saying WILL NOT COMPLY! are reduced to empty-words status.
Which, of course, comes as no surprise to those of us with living brain cells. (NOTE: DOES NOT INCLUDE ELECTED POLITICIAN!)