Oregon’s new gun laws remain blocked, won’t go into effect early Thursday

Ballot Measure 114 concerning gun laws will not go into effect today. Learn more here.

By Jonathan Levinson (OPB)

Ballot Measure 114 will not become law at 12:01 a.m., Thursday, Dec. 8.

The Oregon Supreme Court on Wednesday denied a state Department of Justice petition asking the court to throw out a lower court’s temporary restraining order blocking the law from taking effect.

Harney County Circuit Court Judge Robert Raschio issued the order Tuesday, saying the law violated the Oregon state constitution’s right to bear arms. Raschio said Oregonians would be “unable to lawfully purchase a firearm or bear a magazine capable of holding more than 10 rounds of ammunition in the State of Oregon.”

His order is temporary to allow time for a more careful hearing scheduled for next week.


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