Half-Witt or Full Liar?

Oregon Rep. Brad Witt has a little accuracy problem.

Rep. Witt advocates for new gun legislation in Oregon
The state representative for District 31 confirmed Wednesday that he’s considering a package of bills that would, among other things, raise the age for purchasing semiautomatic weapons.

What about raising the age for other constitutionally guaranteed rights?

He’d also like to see bump stocks outlawed. Bump stocks — devices that can be attached to a semiautomatic weapons to increase their firing speed

That again. Ignorance, or deception?

“Bump stocks elevate the level of fire on a firearm to something very close and akin to an automatic weapon that was outlawed many decades ago during prohibition,” Witt said.

I emailed Witt to point out that he doesn’t understand bump-fire stocks, and to tell him automatic weapons are not “outlawed” federally or in Oregon. His reply:

Hey Carl…..absent a federal stamp, it’s illegal to carry a full auto in Oregon. You might want to check into the federal law.


He knows about tax stamps? Oh ho. So he knows about the NFA. That means he knows darned well that automatic weapons are regulated, not outlawed.

I haven’t determined if he’s a half-wit, but he just proved himself a liar.

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3 thoughts on “Half-Witt or Full Liar?”

  1. According to the district map, District 31 covers Columbia County and part of Washington County.

    While not geographically in Portland or Multnomah County, to me this makes Witt a “Portland-area Democrat”; Columbia and Washington Counties border Multnomah to the northwest and west, respectively.

    For all intents and purposes, “Portland-area Democrat” == “statist/socialist”. (As an example, Our Glorious Unelected [to her first term] Governess, Kate Brown, is another Portland-area Democrat.)

    All I can say is, at least he’s facing opposition in his re-election bid. I checked, and out of 60 House districts/races, 20 — a full third — are running unopposed. And out of those 20, 15 are Democrats.

    Doing the math, that translates thusly: 25% of Oregon’s House consists of Democrats facing zero opposition in their re-elections.

    It’s no wonder my state can actively try to “out-blue” Washington and California. I could accept that the Dems have a lot of “safe seats”, but I cannot accept that the GOP aren’t even trying in 1/4 of our House races.

    1. Columbia and Washington Counties are very rapidly heading towart out-Multnomahing Multnomah County…… values and attitudes rapidly morphing to be as crazy as Portland.

      1. IMO, it’s not so much that the people’s values and attitudes are changing, as that the demographics are shifting. Portland — and Multnomah county — is growing beyond its capacity. They can’t spread outward, and building codes keep them from building upward. Housing, needless to say, is at a premium. Supply and demand.

        That means a lot of the people who work in Portland can no longer afford to live there (but still want to work and play there), and are spreading out and starting to live near Portland. It’s not just Columbia and Washington counties experiencing this shift; I’m in Marion county, an hour or so south (but still “big city commuting distance”), and we’re getting plenty. It’s driving our housing costs up, too. Friends in Hood River county (an hour or so east of PDX, but still commuting distance) are saying the same.

        The smart people (read: non-“Progressives”) are selling at the inflated prices and getting out. The Portlandians are moving in … and bringing their politics with them.

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