Measure 114 (2022) has been approved by voters. It takes effect December 8, 2022 unless the courts intervene. Measure 114 requires a permit to purchase firearms and prohibits magazines capable of holding more than 10 rounds. Read the full text of the measure here.
OGO and other members of Sportsmen Opposed to Gun Violence are evaluating and coordinating a thought legal and legislative strategy. As things come together, OGO will be sharing information and asking for your involvement and support.
As many of you know, OGO actively opposed Measure 114 as a member of the NO campaign Oregon Sportsmen Opposed to Gun Violence (PAC ID 22546):
- Website: https://sportsmenno114.org/
- Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/sportsmenno114
- Coalition: https://sportsmenno114.org/coalition-members/
- Purchased radio, digital and Facebooks No on 114 ads
Below is our Voters’ Pamphlet Statement:
Responsible Oregonian gun owners urge a NO vote on Measure 114.
Despite where you stand on Second Amendment issues, consider this: Oregon already has some of the strongest gun laws in the country. The problem is they aren’t enforced, and Measure 114 does nothing but create new bureaucratic barriers to responsible gun ownership. It does not address the problem: enforcement of existing laws and access to mental health services.
Measure 114 targets the wrong people. Elected leaders must step up to address the root causes of crime. Complicated issues like this should not be legislated from the ballot box.
Measure 114 is fundamentally flawed:
- Contains references to non-existent statutes. This measure was written by out-of-state lawyers who do not understand Oregon. Major implementation problems are expected.
- Violates Oregonians’ privacy. Requires police to develop a database with no exemption from public disclosure, which puts domestic violence survivors and other vulnerable populations at risk.
- Does nothing to increase access to mental health care.
- Ignores the fact that criminals obtain guns on the illegal market.
- Does not fund law enforcement. Instead, it gives law enforcement the impossible task of judging “psychological fitness” while the same advocates are working to defund the police.
- Allows unlimited delays and fees that will make it harder for all Oregonians to own guns, with a disproportionate impact on marginalized communities.
- Targets the wrong people. People who enjoy hunting and shooting will be loaded up with more costs and bureaucracy.
- May prohibit United States military personnel and police from possessing common firearms while off duty.