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Oregon: Another Initiative Filed to Restrict Your Right to Self-Defense

Wednesday, April 4, 2018

Oregon: Another Initiative Filed to Restrict Your Right to Self-Defense

Earlier this week, another initiative petition was filed in Oregon to further restrict the Second Amendment rights of law-abiding citizens.  Initiative Petition 44 would impose a broad, one-size-fits-all method of storing firearms as well as punish victims of theft by requiring reporting of lost or stolen firearms within 24 hours.  This egregious attack on your freedoms comes just weeks after the filing of Initiative Petition 43 to ban most semi-automatic firearms and standard capacity magazines.  Proponents of these initiatives have until July 6th to get 88,184 valid signatures per initiative to place them on the November ballot.

Please spread the word to your family, friends, and fellow gun owners to oppose these efforts to restrict self-defense rights in Oregon!  Help protect Oregonians’ Second Amendment rights and decline to sign Initiative Petitions 43 & 44.

Initiative Petition 44 would require all firearms to be locked with a trigger-locking device or kept in a locked container, unless carried by the possessor of a firearm or face a Class C violation per firearm.  It would be a Class A violation to store a firearm in a non-compliant manner if the firearm possessor knew or should have known that a minor could gain access, with each firearm constituting a separate violation.  Anyone who has their firearms lost or stolen would be strictly liable for any injury to persons or property committed using the firearm within five years if the firearms were not stored in compliance.  Firearm owners would also be held liable for any injury occurring within five years that results from a firearm transfer to another individual if the firearm was not transferred in a locked container or with a locking device. 

Gun safety and storage is a matter of personal responsibility and every person’s situation is different.  It is unreasonable for the law to impose a one-size-fits-all solution.  This poorly thought out initiative is without any consideration for personal circumstances.  This intrusive initiative invades people’s homes and forces them to render their firearms useless in a self-defense situation by locking them up.  It would also create strict liability for individuals that do not lock up their firearm if it is obtained and used to cause injury to a person or property.

This initiative will also require firearm owners to report lost or stolen firearms within 24 hours or face Class B violation charges, with each firearm constituting a separate offense.  In addition, firearm owners who do not report their firearms lost or stolen will be held liable for any injury that occurs within 5 years involving those firearms.  A firearm owner should not be held liable for the crimes committed by a person who has illegally obtained their firearm.  Individuals should not be further victimized after experiencing a burglary or other loss.

Additionally, a person who transfers a firearm to a minor that the minor does not own must directly supervise the minor’s use of the firearm.  This would virtually eliminate youth hunting in Oregon for minors that rely on using a family-owned or borrowed firearm.  Current Oregon law allows minors age 14 and over to hunt alone with the completion of a Hunter Safety course.  This initiative would eliminate that option by requiring direct supervision at all times while in the field for individuals using a family-owned or borrowed firearm.  Furthermore, this initiative would have a substantial impact on youth shooting sports and training and education programs by requiring direct supervision by the individual who has transferred the firearm.

Your NRA-ILA will continue to keep you updated on the status of these initiatives, so please stay tuned to your email inbox and www.nraila.org for further updates on this issue.

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Saturday, April 21, 2018

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Friday, April 20, 2018

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Tuesday, April 24, 2018

ALERT ! YETI Adds Insult to Injury

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NRA Statement on Passage of the National Defense Authorization Act

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Friday, April 20, 2018

Another Group of Anti-Gun Celebrities Forms! In Other News, The Sun Rose Today.

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California: Legislation Requiring Background Checks on Barrels and Other Parts Up For Hearing!

Sunday, April 22, 2018

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NRA Salutes “the Gunny” and Mourns the Passing of an American Patriot

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Friday, April 20, 2018

NRA Salutes “the Gunny” and Mourns the Passing of an American Patriot

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Keep Calm and Carry On: Pro-Gun Sentiment Reasserts Itself in Wake of Antigun Blitz

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Friday, April 20, 2018

Keep Calm and Carry On: Pro-Gun Sentiment Reasserts Itself in Wake of Antigun Blitz

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Illinois: Senate to Consider Overriding Veto on Dealer Licensing Bills

Monday, April 23, 2018

Illinois: Senate to Consider Overriding Veto on Dealer Licensing Bills

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Illinois: Committee Passes Bill to Allow Local Infringement of Second Amendment

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Illinois: Committee Passes Bill to Allow Local Infringement of Second Amendment

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Established in 1975, the Institute for Legislative Action (ILA) is the "lobbying" arm of the National Rifle Association of America. ILA is responsible for preserving the right of all law-abiding individuals in the legislative, political, and legal arenas, to purchase, possess and use firearms for legitimate purposes as guaranteed by the Second Amendment to the U.S. Constitution.