The withdrawal of Oregon gun control ballot measures in 2018 is great news. However, the sponsors of both initiatives announced that they plan to lobby their proposals as bills in the 2019 legislative session and, if necessary, refile in 2020 as ballot measures.
The Oregon Supreme Court said the ballot title for IP 43 was misleading and could confuse voters. IP 43 would have banned most semi-automatic guns and severely restricted legal magazine sizes. The Court sent IP 43 back to the Attorney General on June 27 for redrafting. However, with more than 88,000 signatures due by July 6, petitioners were forced to concede for 2018.