Oregon faces a crisis in its criminal justice system because the leftists elements in Salem have refused to hold criminal[s] accountable for their behavior. Banning large capacity magazines will only turn law-abiding citizens into criminals. Assuming that restricting magazines to 10 rounds will make you safe is one of the most ignorant statements ever made.
Jefferson County Sheriff
November 15, 2022
Oregon sheriffs won’t enforce new gun law: ‘Infringes on Second Amendment’
[Politicians need to be prosecuted over this crap. They implement “catch and release” policies for criminal. They defund the police. Then they pass blatantly unconstitutional laws to make it difficult or impossible to purchase effective self-defense tools. It cannot get much clearer. These people are evil and/or insane.
By telling them, “I hope you enjoy your trial.” I am advocating on their behalf. This is because if they aren’t prosecuted, they risk angry mobs with tar, feathers, pitchforks, and short ropes on tall trees.—Joe]
The entire point of legitimate policing is to protect the rights of those accused of crimes. In the absence of police, the citizens who are at the mercy of criminals tend to enforce the shit out of crime. That is, they hunt down and lynch those who commit actual (malum en se) crime.
Once given police powers, the government ALWAYS assigns to the police the power of enforcing malum prohibitum crime, that is things which are illegal because the government says that they are.
Once that government decides to abuse the law, they prohibit the police from enforcing actual crime while enforcing the shit out of malum prohibitum crime. This has the effect of pissing off the citizenry, who demand more police power to crack down on criminals. Which they do, but just not the type of crime that is thought of when we demand protection from crime.
A great example of malum prohibitum is the drug war. Drug use, sale, and possession is not in itself a crime. It is only a crime because the government says that it is. However, in its quest to enforce the drug war, cops get all sorts of shiny new powers and toys with which to do the enforcing.
The drug war is losing steam. So now they need new reasons for power. They also need a chink in the armor of gun rights. So they chip at the edges: machine guns, silencers, bump stocks, and now homemade firearms.
True all. And the police in Oregon have been well trained at ignoring crime.
They’ve been made to stand down while decent society was literally dismantled around them. Ignoring magazine band will not be hard for them.
The real problem it creates is in the business of firearms. Shops are going to have a hard time staying open.
Which was probably the objective all along.
“In the absence of police, the citizens who are at the mercy of criminals tend to enforce the shit out of crime. That is, they hunt down and lynch those who commit actual (malum en se) crime.”
I’m waiting to see what happens when “police” interfere with citizens’ actions to “enforce the shit out of crime.” Which they will do when the preference cascade says “we’ve had enough” and “police” have proved to be unreliable and undependable (that “police” become unreliable and undependable as a result of action by higher levels of government is irrelevant as long as they continue cashing paychecks).