17 guns seized from home of Progressive gubernatorial candidate in Oregon

From FOX 12 in Oregon:

The candidate’s son, Brian Wilson, was arrested April 8 on a charge of felon in possession of a firearm shortly before a search warrant was served at his father’s property on Badertscher Road near North Plains…

Wilson works for his father’s business, which is headquartered at the Badertscher Road address.

His father, Jerry Wilson, is an Oregon Progressive Party candidate for governor. He also founded the exercise company Soloflex.Jerry Wilson is not charged with a crime and he said he did not know about all of his son’s guns being stored on his property. He said the weapons have nothing to do with him and they will not affect his run for governor.

10 thoughts on “17 guns seized from home of Progressive gubernatorial candidate in Oregon

  1. Just the tip of the ice berg .......... Lake

    also on the west coast ………….

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    from the First Amendment Coalition

    May 6, 2010: COMMENTARY
    Digital strip-search: Case of lost iPhone prototype shows the danger of using search warrant to seize journalists’ information

    BY PETER SCHEER—Search warrants have always been a blunt instrument for finding evidence of crime.

    Think of television cop shows from the 70s and 80s: A police search of an apartment for drugs was, de facto, a license to ransack all closets, cabinets and dressers.

    A warrant to seize a letter or other specific document was a green light to overturn desks and dig through all files and writings, no matter how personal.

    But on a scale of intrusiveness, the threat to personal liberties posed by search warrants in the pre-digital era was trivial compared to the virtual strip-search that a warrant has become today.

    This is illustrated by the ongoing investigation into Apple Computer’s loss, and eventual recovery, of a super-secret prototype for the next-generation iPhone, which ended up in the hands of Gizmodo, a gadget blog, after the blog reportedly paid $5,000 to the person who found the missing phone ………..”

  2. TiradeFaction

    @2

    He’s not in the Green party, but the progressive party of Oregon.

    Though, Rich Whitney, Green in Illinois, runs on a strongly pro second amendment platform.

  3. Don Lake

    according to paulie
    Green Party Conservative
    is also
    Green Party fan, and
    is registered, allied with
    Independent Greens of Virginia …….

  4. paulie

    The guns in question belong to the candidate’s son. I’m not sure what party, if any, the son belongs to.

    I do, however, know some Green Party folks who own guns and support gun owners’ rights.

  5. Robert

    Although Jerry Wilson has stated he wants to run as a Progressive in Oregon, the Oregon Progressive Party has not nominated a candidate for governor as of yet. FYI..

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