Oregonians to Vote on Gun Control Measure Opponent Calls ‘Strictest’ in the Nation

Oregonians to Vote on Gun Control Measure Opponent Calls ‘Strictest’ in the Nation
Glock 45 pistol. by Jay Rembert is licensed under unsplash.com
Oregonians will soon vote on a ballot measure that opponents say could virtually end the legal sale of firearms in the state, making it one of the “strictest gun-control measures ever proposed in the nation,” according to Leonard Williamson, an explanatory committee member who opposes the measure.

If voters approve Measure 114, the “Changes to Gun Ownership and Purchase Requirements Initiative,” a permit would be required to obtain any firearm, magazines capable of holding more than 10 rounds would be outlawed, some commonly used pump shotguns would be banned because they can exceed the 10 round limit, and State Police would be required to maintain a searchable public database of all permit applications.

Arguments on both sides of the issue began in earnest on July 26 as a five-person committee— comprising two members who helped to draft and promote the citizen-driven ballot measure, another who supports it, and two who oppose it—met to write the 500-word Explanatory Statement that will appear in the voters’ guide this fall.
Glock 45 pistol. by Jay Rembert is licensed under unsplash.com