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Oregon Gun Lock Up Ballot Title Issued

Ballot Measure 40 creates mandates and dangerous restrictions designed to create a legal minefield for gun owners.

Oregon Gun Lock Up Ballot Title Issued

Oregon Gun Lock Up Ballot Title Issued

The Oregon Secretary of State has issued a ballot title for a measure to force you to keep your self defense firearms unavailable and useless.

Ballot Measure 40 “Oregonians for Safe Gun Storage and Reporting Lost/Stolen Firearm” received a draft ballot title. You can read the entire measure here.

You can read the entire ballot “title” here. The title consists of a “caption,” the “results of a yes or no vote” and a “summary” of the measure.

Oregon Firearms Federation explains the ballot measure that is raising the hackles of gun rights advocates:

This Constitutionally dubious ballot measure is riddled with dangerous ambiguities and confusing contradictions.

For example, while it requires that guns be rendered useless with cable or trigger locks, [section 1 (a)] it also says the gun isn’t legally locked if these locks can be defeated. [ Section 1 (b) ] Trigger locks and cable locks can easily be defeated with common household tools.

Section 4 (1) (A) restricts transfers of firearms to minors, but section (3) of that same section says it doesn’t apply to firearms “owned by the minor.” How do you transfer a firearm to a minor who already owns it? There’s more.

In short, Ballot Measure 40 creates a quagmire of incomprehensible mandates and dangerous restrictions designed to create a legal minefield for gun owners.

We are preparing a response and we’d value your input on two separate issues.

First, if you are inclined to deal with the minutia of this poorly written attack on your safety, we encourage you to read the measure itself and help us point out its obvious flaws.

Second, we have until Oct 24th to file comments on the accuracy of the Ballot Title. That means the Caption, the Result of a Yes and No vote and the Summary, and suggest alternatives. This does NOT mean comments on the ballot measure language itself. Just the accuracy of the Ballot Title.

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5 Comments on Oregon Gun Lock Up Ballot Title Issued

  1. Just get a CWP and sleep with it as many of us do. If you can’t just ignore the law just like the rest of the criminals do and carry it anyway. If Oregon is going to treat you like a criminal you just as well should act like one when it comes to this stupidity. They don’t do anything to Antifa so they probably won’t do anything to you unless you really act stupid.

  2. so Oregonians are supposed to render their firearms useless for when a drugged crazy or armed intruder enters the house. That’ll sure stop all the gang shootings and suicides alright.

  3. The time has come, simply ignore prog laws. What are they gonna do? Shoot you? Good luck w/that there are places that build custom firearms from raw poured steel and castings. NO numbers regs, etc. Life is hard, MUCH harder if you’re stupid.

  4. American Communists (i.e., Democrats) are idiots. This specious bill (not likely to pass anyway) will only serve to triple or quadruple the number of CCW licenses, since as long as you are carrying it doesn’t apply. Good one Lickspittle-loonies, good one.

  5. People will eventually simply stop obeying blatantly unconstitutional laws. The badguys will still have/use guns illegally no matter what laws are passed. Bht it isn’t about preventing crime. It’s about removing a citizenry’s means of resisting the Left’s EXPLODING oppression. And we patiently watch it unfold…wringing our hands over Social Justice “influencers” (LOL!) and whether Bobbie DeNiro will hava a hate-baby with Alec Baldwin! You can’t make it up…

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