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Oregon Gun Control Law Slapped With Freeze Due To Important Questions

One state judge had put a halt on a brand new Oregon law from going into effect that would spawn a new series of barricades to the buying of guns in the state while also banning the sale of any magazine with a size of over 10 bullets.

A temporary restraining order was slapped in place by Harney County Judge Robert Raschio over Measure 114, a recent ballot measure that was pushed through last month that puts additional restrictions on the buying of guns or magazines. Raschio put a stop to the new law for being in violation of the state constitution of Oregon.

“Absent entry of this Temporary Restraining Order, Plaintiffs will be deprived of their right to bear arms pursuant to Or. Const. Art. l, Sec. 27 by being made unable to lawfully purchase a firearm or bear a magazine capable of holding more than 10 rounds of ammunition in the State of Oregon. Deprivation of fundamental constitutional rights for any period constitutes irreparable harm,” explained the judge in his order that went out Tuesday.

The ruling from Raschio came down as a piece of a legal challenge against the new law that had been filed by Gun Owners of America (GOA). The ruling was openly celebrated by Erich Pratt, the GOA Senior Vice President.

“This is an exciting victory for our members in Oregon as the clock was winding down on securing relief from the onerous and unconstitutional requirements this law would have placed on current and future gun owners. We look forward to continuing the fight,” stated Pratt in a release.

Just last month, Measure 114 was pushed through sporting a very slim majority in the vote with 50.6% in favor and a total of 49.4% against. The overall difference ended up being just about 25,000 votes.

This new law would seek the instate quite a few new restrictions on the selling, buying, and just owning of guns. The law directly seeks to ban the sale of any magazine that has a capacity of more than 10 rounds. It also includes a new permit-to-purchase requirement that would mandate that all firearms customers be subjected to a background check and go through a gun safety training course prior to the sale.

The office of the attorney general stated it would be taking strides to appeal the ruling, as reported by The Oregonian.

“We are still sorting through everything, but I can tell you we will be shortly filing a mandamus petition asking the Oregon Supreme Court to review it immediately,” stated one spokeswoman for Oregon Attorney General Ellen Rosenblum, Kristina Edminson.

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