6/25/23, 4:51 PM
The Oregon legislative session concludes tonight at 11:59 p.m. and the lawmakers are scrambling through the pending legislation before the deadline.
The “paramilitary” bill, HB 2572 was one of their last minute bills that the Senate passed Saturday (6/24/23), with little fanfare.
All that’s left is for Governor Tina Kotek to sign it into law.
According to Oregon lawmakers, Oregon is Grand Central Station for militias and extremists groups and HB 2572 is their mechanism to stop paramilitary activity involving a group of three or more people.
“Private paramilitary organizations means any group of three or more persons associations under a command structure for the purpose of functioning in public or training to function in public as a combat, combat support, law enforcement or security services.”
Last February we published
regarding HB 2572 and its possible impact on groups like People’s Rights and the Little Group of Patriots (LGOP) based on Crooked River Ranch.
Ranch Matters (RM) interviewed Scott Stuart from People’s Rights for our February report and at that time he stated:
“HB 2572 is just another gun grabber bill by the far left, influenced in Oregon by George Soros, all of his money and the Marxism that has come through that’s permeated every facet of state government and of course that’s what they want to do, is control the people.”
“People’s Rights are absolutely opposed to it, as is the Deschutes County Republican Party, which I am the Chairman of.
We’re monitoring this, very closely with our legislative committee.
We will have people showing up to testify in Salem and to bring forth the original intent of the constitution-constitutional laws always trumps statutory law.”
The LGOP on Crooked River Ranch is part of the larger People’s Rights Oregon 5 (PRO5).