The Oregon Supreme Court on March 5 released a ruling in favor of an appeal filed by NRA and OHA challenging the ballot title for Initiative Petition 40 (IP40). As a result of the Supreme Court decision, IP40 is referred back to the Attorney General for modification.” IP40 contains locked gun storage requirements, reporting of stolen guns, and strict liability for injuries.
In an Oct. 15 letter about the proposed ballot title for IP40, OHA stated:
“The Draft Ballot Title for IP 40 is misleading by omission and does not adequately summarize the full and far-reaching effects this Initiative Petition could have on hundreds of thousands of law-abiding Oregonians including hunters and who are members of our association.”
Paul Donheffner, OHA’s Legislative Committee Chairman, called the Supreme Court decision a great win. “The Attorney General completely glossed over the implications of IP40, and ignored OHA’s comments. We are very pleased that the Supreme Court agreed with us in handing down this important decision.”
We would like to thank OHA members, the NRA and the other gun rights advocacy groups for a job well done. OHA is also closely watching the progress of several other gun initiatives with restrictions similar to IP 40.