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If certain representatives of this state get their way with this newly introduced bill, it’ll spell trouble for nearly every single gun owner that calls this place home.
SB 501 was introduced into the Oregon Senate, and it’s summary will scare any law-abiding gun owner.
Requires person to secure permit before purchasing or otherwise receiving firearm. Specifies qualifications for permit and manner of applying for permit. Creates procedures for appealing denial of permit. Punishes receipt of firearm without valid permit by maximum of 364 days’ imprisonment, $6,250 fine, or both. Requires person who owns or possesses firearm to secure firearm with trigger or cable lock or in locked container. Punishes failure to secure firearm by maximum of 30 days’ imprisonment, $1,250 fine, or both. Requires person who owns or possesses firearm to report to law enforcement agency loss or theft of firearm within 24 hours. Punishes failure to report loss or theft by maximum of 30 days’ imprisonment, $1,250 fine, or both. Prohibits possession of magazine with capacity to hold more than five rounds of ammunition. Provides that person in possession of such magazine must sell or otherwise dispose of magazine within 180 days of effective date of Act. Punishes unlawful possession of magazine capable of holding more than five rounds by maximum of 364 days’ imprisonment, $6,250 fine, or both. Requires criminal background check before transfer of ammunition. Restricts ammunition receipt to 20 rounds within 30-day period. Prohibits transfer of firearm by gun dealer or private party until latter of 14 days or Department of State Police has determined that recipient is qualified to receive firearm.via Oregon State Legislature
I’ve highlighted just a few of the ‘wtf’ items in the summary.
This would admittedly be a tricky thing to pass in it’s entirety, but it shows us yet again that serious restrictions on firearm ownership can be lurking right around the corner in some unexpected places.
“Oregonians need to show up at the Capitol and express their concern over their personal safety and the harm caused by this kind of legislation,” said Rep. Bill Post, R-Keizer, who went on to point out that everyone from hunters unable to meet their allowed bag limit due to lack of ammo to gun owners who would have their now-legal firearms outlawed had skin in the game.via Guns.com
In any event, it’s one to watch to see how it progresses. In the meantime, anyone in Oregon should be vocal with their opposition to such a measure. If the slim chance allows this to pass down the road, it would poise Oregon as one of the most restricted states in the Country in the world of gun control legislation.