Senator Chuck Riley Equates Gun Control Laws with Slavery: “Right for the Time”

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“Sen. Chuck Riley (D-Hillsboro) shocked some gun rights advocates when he said slavery in the U.S. was ‘right for the time’ according to a Supreme Court ruling of the day. The comment appeared to be defending slavery, although he made the comment to illustrate the power he believes lies with the Supreme Court and to support his views on gun control, which he said does not infringe on civil liberties given in the U.S. Constitution.

Riley, whose comments were caught on video, held an informal conversation with his constituents on Saturday, April 25, at Insomniac Coffee in Hillsboro during which he faced heat from gun rights advocates. Riley has already come under pressure from opponents, who recently filed a recall petition due to his support of gun control laws in Oregon. House Rep. Susan McLain (D-Forest Grove) is also facing a potential recall…”

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