Oregon Looks To Enact Guns Laws So Strict That The Only Firearms You Could Own Would Be The Ones Davy Crockett Used

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Posted: Jan 15, 2019 10:53 PM
Oregon Looks To Enact Guns Laws So Strict That The Only Firearms You Could Own Would Be The Ones Davy Crockett Used

Source: AP Photo/Keith Srakocic

Well, Virginia isn’t the only state mulling extreme anti-gun measures. Oregon is taking another stab at an assault weapons ban. In March of 2018, activists gathered signatures for a ballot initiative that would ban any rifle with a detachable magazine that held more than ten rounds. There is no grandfather clause. Current owners would have had to sell them to a FFL dealer, transfer them out of state, turn them over to police, or destroy them. Luckily, in late June of last year, the state Supreme Court said the language in the ballot initiative had to be re-done. It came at a time when it would have been impossible for activists to get the signatures required to be included on the 2018 ballot. Now, a proposed law in the legislature could make Oregon’s gun regulations one of the strictest in the country. Not only doe sit include a permit to purchase, but a limit of how much ammunition you can buy a month, plus a ban on magazines that hold more than five rounds(via Statesman Journal):

A bill that would increase firearm regulations in Oregon is a reminder that states have vastly different gun laws. 

In Idaho, for example, you can purchase a gun from a private owner without going through a background check. In Oregon, background checks are required for all sales. 

The bill proposed to appear in the Legislature this year would require Oregonians to obtain a permit before buying a gun, limit the amount of ammunition a person could buy, outlaw magazines with a capacity of more than five rounds, and create gun locking and storage requirements.

So, in other words, if this passes, the only legal firearms you could own in Oregon were the ones used by Texas volunteers in the Alamo.