Here is the Testimony I am sending to the House Judiciary committee, I would encourage you all to send similar testimony to the same. The email addresses are firstname.lastname@example.org, as well as all the addresses in this piece I put out earlier http://oregon.tenthamendmentcenter.com/2011/02/hb2796-oregon-firearms-freedoms-act-to-do-list-revised/ . Remember the members on this committee should be hearing from us often. Once you have sent testimony, send emails, and call as well.
I am writing to you in the hopes that you will pass the Oregon Firearms Freedoms Act. The Federal govt. only has the authority contained in the text of the U.S. Constitution. This plain fact is affirmed not only by the text of the document, but also by the quotes of the Founders at the ratifying conventions. The fact that other versions (the “Virginia” Plan) or amendments (proposed by Madison), which would have enlarged those powers, were specifically rejected. The Tenth Amendment caps the powers of Congress, as those powers delegated – and reserves all powers not delegated to the Federal govt., nor forbidden to the states, to the states (or to the people).Details