[vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text]Though the State of Oregon is known for its blue politics, one area in which they are markedly red is when it comes to Second Amendment rights. Sheriff Glenn Palmer, of Grant County, has been very outspoken when it comes to his support and defense of the Second Amendment. Now, he and other sheriffs in the state have been hit with white powder envelopes. Sheriff Palmer is currently hospitalized after developing a rash after he opened an envelope that contained the white powder.
[/vc_column_text][banner300 banner=”5517620b381df”][vc_column_text]Other Oregon sheriffs received and opened the envelopes, but are not yet exhibiting any symptoms. The East Oregonian provides details on areas and pro-Second Amendment sheriffs hit with these suspicious white powder envelopes.
Grant County Sheriff Glenn Palmer was taken to the hospital a little after noon after opening an envelope addressed to him at the Canyon City sheriff’s office. The envelope contained a white substance and seconds later Palmer developed a physical reaction, including a rash on his arms, according to a county official at the scene.
Umatilla, Jackson, Sherman, Wasco and Baker [Counties] also reported suspicious envelopes arriving at their offices, but no other reactions have been reported.
Palmer and two other people were taken to Blue Mountain Hospital in John Day for treatment and/or observation, according to a report from the Oregon Emergency Response System.
In Umatilla County, Sheriff Terry Rowan said a civil deputy on routine duties retrieved a letter addressed for Rowan from the Umatilla County Courthouse in Pendleton. The legal-sized letter had similar markings as the one found in Grant County, so the mail remained sealed and in a civil deputy’s vehicle parked at the sheriff’s office. The letter showed up about the same time the Grant County letter made an appearance.
Sheriff Palmer has been extremely outspoken in his defense of the Second Amendment even testifying against the push for universal background checks, which he made clear he would not enforce. Universal background checks did pass in the state legislature and is now the law.
Residents of the state are overall serious about their guns and the Second Amendment which protects their gun rights. In this age of increased attacks on gun rights and the continued call for gun control, it has created a dangerous environment for those individuals and officials as is evident by the attack on pro-gun rights sheriffs in Oregon.[/vc_column_text][banner300 banner=”553157113d3ff”][vc_column_text]WATCH Sheriff Palmer’s testimony against universal background checks and his adamant refusal to enforce it should it become law.
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