Fairfax, Va. - The National Rifle Association's Institute for Legislative Action released the following statement today regarding the Oregon Supreme Court's ruling on IP 40.
"The National Rifle Association applauds the Oregon state Supreme Court for recognizing the deficiencies of the ballot title for IP 40, an initiative that requires law-abiding gun owners to render their firearms useless in emergency situations," said NRA Oregon State Director Keely Hopkins. "Now it's up to the attorney general to correct those issues to ensure Oregon's voters truly understand the unreasonable restrictions they are faced with accepting."
Initiative Petition 40 requires;
- All firearms to be locked with a trigger-locking device or kept in a locked container, unless carried, with each firearm not secured constituting a separate violation.
- Anyone with a lost or stolen firearm would be strictly liable for any injury to persons or property if the firearms were not stored in compliance with the law.
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