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Multnomah County's commissioners voted unanimously in favor of a handful of gun-related restrictions Thursday, so it's a given that they'll adopt them at a meeting later this month. The rules themselves won't really do much, but approving them gives commissioners a chance to tout their efforts "to make our community safer,"
Dear Chair and Commissioners,
I am a recent transplant to your county, having recently moved from Southern California, specifically Riverside, Ca. As you may know California is perhaps one of the most Restrictive states in the union when it comes to gun laws, which is the reason I am writing you.
The fact that a group of local County elected officials feel the need to pile on more laws in addition to state, and federal laws, sounds to me of reactionary politics. It feels very much like politician’s seeking to justify their post with an action that really accomplishes nothing but gets a lot of press.
IF the most restrictive state in the union continues to push out crime statistics as below, I fail to see what the current officials in Multnomah County seek to gain with the passage of these proposed gun laws. I moved to Oregon for the simple reason of leaving a state that felt the 2nd amendment was unimportant, As you consider more restrictive laws in Multnomah I wanted to share some statistics with you.
Larceny and Theft
Motor Vehicle Theft
Murder and Manslaughter
Crime Rate (Total Incidents)
The voting members of my family will also be taking note of your actions in regards to this matter and will be voicing their disdain for such actions at the voting booth. I have also begun contacting my friends and Neighbors to alert them to these matters.
I feel that this is an important enough issue that I will be making note of who not to vote for in any further coming local elections, I thank you as these actions have made me want to be more politically active in local politics.