On May 23rd, the ballot title for Initiative Petition 43 was certified by the state Attorney General. This final ballot title comes after over 1,000 comments were submitted on the previously proposed ballot title. Initiative proponents will begin signature gathering on June 8th, or following the completion of any further review of the ballot title by the Oregon Supreme Court if it is challenged. Proponents of Initiative Petition 43, which seeks to ban commonly owned semi-automatic firearms and standard capacity magazines, will have until July 6th to get 88,184 valid signatures to place this on the November ballot.
To view the certified ballot title, along with NRA’s submitted comments objecting to the proposed title, please click here.
Also, on Monday, May 21st, the Oregon Legislature convened and adjourned their one-day Special Session. The Special Session was called at the request of Governor Kate Brown to pass through her tax plan. There were no bills impacting your Second Amendment rights or hunting heritage.
Please stay tuned to your email inbox and www.nraila.org for further updates on the status of this initiative and other issues impacting Second Amendment rights in Oregon.