During the midterms, one blue state tried to sneak through a ballot measure that would have upended residents’ constitutional rights. The questionable measure was passed by the slimmest margins, suggesting it was largely unpopular among many people.
But a deadline was set this week that would have prevented most law-abiding citizens from exercising a fundamental right. People rushed out to make sure they wouldn’t be caught off guard, leading to skyrocketing sales. But at the 11th hour, a state judge intervened, knocking down the underhanded blue state scheme.
A state judge has stopped a new Oregon law from taking effect that would create new barriers to purchasing firearms and ban the sale of any magazine larger than a 10-bullet clip…
“…Deprivation of fundamental constitutional rights for any period constitutes irreparable harm,” the judge wrote in his Tuesday order…
The new law places a number of new restrictions on buying, selling, and owning firearms. The law bans the sale of magazines with a capacity of more than 10 bullets. It includes a permit-to-purchase requirement that requires all firearms customers to get a background check and attend gun safety training before purchase. [Source: Daily Wire]
Oregon Democrats snuck through a ballot measure that banned large magazines and required a permit just to buy a firearm. Not a permit to conceal carry. But to just buy a gun. Oregonians rushed to buy firearms and ammo before the December deadline, knowing that liberal government cronies would not be eager to issue permits (since the law was meant to prevent gun purchases in the first place).
This is part of the left’s ongoing plans to erode our Second Amendment rights. They use tragedies and wild propaganda to make it seem as if guns are the real problem. If we just limit gun ownership, all the crime will go away!
Except they ignore the fact that criminals already break the gun laws that are on the books. They don’t go through background checks and they certainly won’t register for a permit. This law simply gives the state power over law-abiding citizens, putting their names on a list. So, in the future, Oregon can use that information against them.
This shocking attack on the Second Amendment was immediately challenged in court. Just because the measure passed in the election (by just a few votes) doesn’t mean Oregon can violate our constitutional rights. And a state judge put a temporary block on the law until the final decision is made.
This is a big win for law-abiding Americans who want to exercise their Second Amendment rights. But the fight is far from over. If the state courts overturn the measure, Democrats will try to appeal the decision. They will not stop until the Second Amendment is all up destroyed.
Author: Kit Fargo