Emergency motion filed in court challenge to Oregon’s gun control Measure 114

Emergency motion filed in court challenge to Oregon’s gun control Measure 114

No date for a court hearing has been set yet.Jake May The Oregon Firearms Federation, along with the Sherman County sheriff and a Keizer gun store owner, late Wednesday night filed an emergency motion seeking to bar Oregon’s gun control Measure 114 from taking effect Dec. 8. On Thursday morning, U.S. District Judge Karin J. Immergut scheduled a hearing on the motion for Dec. 2, six days before the measure is scheduled to take effect. The firearm federation’s motion for a temporary restraining order and preliminary injunction follows less than a week after the three plaintiffs filed their initial lawsuit in federal court , arguing the measure is unconstitutional. They contend the measure, which bans the sale, transfer or purchase of magazines that can hold more than 10 rounds and requiring a permit to purchase a gun, violates the Second Amendment right to bear arms. “Its draconian terms turn the Second Amendment on its head by stating that, instead of adults presumptively having a constitutional right to keep and bear arms, they do not have that right unless they can affirmatively prove to the government that they are ‘good enough’ to have a gun,” Attorney John Kaempf wrote in the motion. Oregon voters narrowly approved the measure following a grassroots campaign by the interfaith group Lift Every Voice Oregon. The proponents argue that the ban on large-capacity magazines will help reduce mass shootings and save lives as shooters would have to pause to reload before firing dozens of shots. […]

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