By: Friedrich Seiltgen
Copyright © 2022
You read that correctly. Voters in Oregon passed sweeping gun legislation which amounts to a gun ban! Ballot Measure 114 passed by a vote of “50.7 % For” and “49.3% Against,” with 30 of 36 counties voting against the measure. As usual, the counties filled with liberals made this unconstitutional legislation into a law of the state. There’s your democracy at work folks! Two wolves and one lamb voting on what’s for dinner, aka mob rule.
Several Oregon sheriffs are refusing to enforce the law, and one filed suit against the measure as it is unconstitutional, and I thank them.
The measure prohibits the sale, purchase, or possession of magazines holding more than 10 rounds, establishes a registration database (for later confiscation), and requires more background checks, more fingerprinting, and more safety training. Finally, the measure deals the death blow for gun owners: an unconstitutional Permit to Purchase a firearm system, which by the way does not even exist at this time. What part of “Shall not be infringed” do you not understand?! My permit to purchase is the 2nd Amendment to the United States Constitution!
The law goes into effect on December 8th when the Oregon State Police is tasked with the implementation of the permit system. Gun owners aren’t holding their breaths while the State Police get the program up and running; owners are on a firearms buying spree.
Unfortunately for Oregon gun owners, the current chaos is preventing them from buying guns. Oregon State Police normally process 850 background checks per day. The number is now approximately 4,500 a day and climbing, and as you can imagine, has created quite a backlog. Even if you purchased a gun before the December 8th deadline, the new law requires you to show the dealer your permit to possess the gun before they can transfer your purchase to you! Thus, you now have a de facto gun ban in the State of Oregon!
They’re coming for your guns Folks!
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Friedrich Seiltgen is a retired Master Police Officer with 20 years of service with the Orlando Police Department. He conducts training in Lone Wolf Terrorism Counterstrategies, Firearms, and Active Shooter Response. His writing has appeared in RECOIL, www.floridajolt.com, The Counterterrorist Magazine, American Thinker, Soldier of Fortune, Homeland Security Today, and The Journal of Counterterrorism & Homeland Security International. Contact him at [email protected].