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State gun control initiatives fail

The deadline to submit signatures for November ballot initiatives has come and gone, and no signatures for the four gun control initiatives were submitted. COVID-19 gathering restrictions certainly played a part in the inability of circulators to gather signatures, but we expect to see them all introduced in the 2021 Legislature in bill form. OHA and our allies will remain vigilant in the defense of our firearm ownership rights, and we appreciate the support of our 26 chapters and 10,000 members. The following are the initiatives that failed to gather signatures. We haven’t seen the last of them yet.

  • IP 40 – Requires locked gun storage, reporting stolen guns, strict liability for injuries. OHA appealed the draft ballot title in cooperation with the NRA and won, and it was sent back to the attorney general for modification.
  • IP 60 – Regulates semi-automatic guns and large-capacity magazines. Appealed to the Oregon Supreme Court on Feb. 28.
  • IP 61 – Sale/transfer of certain semiautomatic firearms requires gun dealer, safety course, waiting period, age 21. Appealed to the Oregon Supreme Court on March 3.
  • IP 62 – Prohibits firearm magazines capable of holding more than 10 rounds of ammunition; provides for exceptions. Allows persons who have magazines over 10 rounds to keep them. Appealed to the Oregon Supreme Court on March 3.
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