Thursday, April 30, 2015

Oregon: State Senator facing recall on gun control criticized for misstatement on slavery

State Senator Chuck Riley, who is already facing a recall over his gun control vote, is now facing criticism for a town hall remark that Republicans are suggesting takes a pro-slavery slant and led some Senate Republicans to call for censure. Here's the exchange, which is really about the Supreme Court.
The remark was captured Saturday on a YouTube video, when a gun-rights advocate confronted the lawmaker for his April 14 vote for Senate Bill 941, which extend criminal background checks to most private firearms sales.
Riley said the U.S. Supreme Court has upheld such checks.
“So when the Supreme Court said slavery is legal, they were right then, too?” the man asked.
“They were right for the time until they changed it,” Riley responded.
Riley said later on the video that he did not agree with slavery.

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