Yesterday a federal judge issued a temporary restraining order preventing the state of Oregon from implementing and enforcing Measure 114’s permit-to-purchase requirement for 30 days.
The state agreed to the stay after local law enforcement agencies, who are now required to issue the permits, told the court that they are not in a position to implement the permit-to-purchase program by December 8th. This is because the state rushed Measure 114’s effective date and implementation to December 8th, a full week before the state will certify the election results. Even worse, there are no funds appropriated to implement the permit-to-purchase program or to create and teach the new training course that is a prerequisite to getting a permit.
The Order is a positive first step in the case, but the case is far from over.
The case is captioned Eyre v. Rosenblum, and it is being in litigated in the United States District Court for the District of Oregon. The National Shooting Sports Foundation and Oregon and the Oregon State Shooting Foundation are also participating in the lawsuit.
Please stay tuned to www.nraila.org for future updates on NRA-ILA’s ongoing efforts to defend your constitutional rights.