OFF ALERT 11.05 08 Gun Owners In Peril The 2008 elections are behind us and gun owners find themselves in greater danger than ever before. With no major party, pro-gun candidate on the ticket, gun owners were faced with supporting underfunded, third party candidates, or marking their ballots for a candidate that had announced an opposition to gun rights. So now it is clear, we face the most anti-gun president in American history. With the gains made by anti-gunners in Congress and the Oregon legislature, there is no question that gun owners are facing battles unlike any we have seen before. The freedom haters toned down their rhetoric for the campaign after learning that gun owners were a potent force and "gun control" lost elections, but there can be no doubt that their goals are unchanged. While the recent Supreme Court decision has slowed their efforts to ban everything, the court left enough room for almost any restriction to be created and upheld. So, now our job is clear. We simply must be prepared for anything, both in Salem and Washington D.C. The Brady Campaign is already crowing that "The election of Barack Obama as President and Joe Biden as Vice President was a decisive victory for common sense gun laws." We know what that means. Bans on modern firearms, government permission slips to own handguns, new restrictions on where you can be in possession of self defense tools and a continuing explosion of delays and denials for firearm purchases. We have to be prepared to fight. Every day, all the time. We have defeated every anti-gun bill in Oregon for 10 years, even after the anti-gun militants took over. We can do it again if we stay active and informed. Please be sure to share our e-mails with your freedom loving friends. And please encourage them to join us. As we head into a new legislative session it is essential that we have the resources to continue to be the only no-compromise voice for gun owners in Oregon. That means, of course, that we will need your help. If you are already a supporter of OFF, thank you. If you are not yet, please keep in mind that we are far stronger with you on our side than if you are on the sidelines. You can contribute to OFF here https://payments.auctionpay.com/ver3/? id=w020692 and you can rest assured there has never been a time when we needed your help more than now. Remember, if you contribute to our PAC, your gift could qualify for a tax credit on your Oregon tax returns. That could mean up to $100.00 that you can give to the fight for freedom that would have been taken from you in taxes. For more information see here http:// oregonfirearms.org/offpac/index.html. We are heading into a legislative session where virtually all our rights are at risk. We need your support more than ever. The coming battles will be unlike any we have seen before. Please consider anything you can do to promote the cause of freedom.