Jeff Kruse is a lifelong
resident of Douglas County. His children were born and raised in
Douglas County and he has been involved in the community for
over thirty years. Jeff Kruse knows what it is like to work
hard, put in long hours and knows the needs of both workers and
employers. Jeff Kruse believes that the best government is that
which is closest to the people and will continue to work hard at
moving things in that direction.
fighting for Liberty in a state driven by one party
On his website he says:
"I am here to help make the following a reality: State
government should address only legitimate needs of the people of
Oregon, in a cost effective manner, so Oregonians can have the
freedom and personal resources necessary to run their own
Good new on the
backgrond check bill... but will we be attacked again?
Gun control -- A big
crowd gathered in the Legislature in February when lawmakers
held a public hearing on Senate Bill 1551, a universal
background check measure. But the bill never gained traction in
the Senate. Lawmakers tried to find a compromise measure late in
the session, but the deal never materialized.
Oregon has a one
has been fighting changes to Oregon gun background checks
FEBRUARY 6, 2014
Oregon: Dangerous Background Check Legislation to be Heard in
Senate Committee this Thursdays
This Thursday, February 6,
the Oregon Senate Judiciary Committee is scheduled to hear
Senate Bill 1551, formerly known as Legislative Concept 154. As
previously reported, SB 1551 would criminalize the otherwise
lawful private transfer of firearms.
SALEM — The husband of
former Arizona congresswoman Gabrielle Giffords, Mark Kelly,
appeared before Oregon legislators on Thursday to speak in favor
of expanded background checks for gun sales, as Republicans
contended the Democrat-proposed legislation is "political
posturing" as Oregon's May primary nears.
Kelly spoke at a contentious public hearing before the state
Senate Judiciary Committee, which began examination of a bill
that would expand background checks to include private party gun
sales. Kelly said he and Giffords support gun rights for sport,
self-defense and "part of our national heritage." But he said
Oregon's current law has "a loophole you could drive a small
truck through" that could allow criminals to obtain guns through
sales arranged privately.
"When dangerous people get guns, we are all vulnerable," said
Kelly, whose wife was one of 13 people injured in 2011 as she
met with constituents in Tucson, Ariz. Six people were killed.
Sitting next to Kelly was Gov. John Kitzhaber, who said criminal
background checks "have proven to be a reasonable and effective
method" for keeping guns out of criminal's hands. He said he
supported the bill to expand those checks and hoped it would
Gun-rights activists also showed up for the hearing. They
contended that the bill, SB 1551, would be ineffective and
Gabrielle Giffords and
her husband Mark Kelly are writing a book on gun control. And
while publisher Scribner describes it as a "book on America's
gun debate," the title makes it clear that Giffords and Kelly
are taking a side.
The book will be called "Enough: Our Fight to Keep America Safe
from Gun Violence."