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In the state of Oregon, if you want to be anointed with the prestigious office of notary public, you have to take a three hour training class and pass a test.  

For all first-time Oregon Notary applicants, and prior Oregon Notaries renewing after commission expiration:
A mandatory 3-hour training course is required along with the application, exam and filing fee.
The notary office is only good for 4 years and then you have to renew it.  There s a fee and you have to take a test.  If you let your commission expire, you have to (horrors) take the three hour training course.

Now, I have nothing against these notary rules.  They were put in place by my much-beloved law school classmate Kate Brown, now Secretary of State for Oregon.  Bad notarial practices can cause a lot of damage to the legal system.

But let's compare that to Oregon's legal requirements for purchasing a firearm.  Once you pass the FBI records check, what does Oregon require?  Butkis, nada, chirp-chirp, nothing!

So, it is indeed far easier to purchase a firearm (or a lot of firearms) than to become a notary in the State of Oregon.

Just thought you'd like to know.


Should it be at least as difficult to get a firearm as it is to become a notary public?

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