It remains one of the most visible battles in the political sphere: the gun control debate.
While many red states have more lenient laws concerning firearms, it feels like multiple blue areas are cracking down harder on 2A.
That’s why it’s always a surprise when a Democrat-dominated state goes the other way.
It’s even more of a surprise because this move happened mere hours after a judge slapped a ban on the sale of high-capacity magazines in Oregon.
Harney County Judge Robert Raschio halted the implementation of Measure 114, which was supposed to take effect on Thursday.
As a result, we’ve got a complicated situation — and it’s likely to head to the state Supreme Court.
Even so, it was a big move and many will view it as a victory for the Second Amendment (via Washington Examiner):
An Oregon state court judge placed a hold on the state’s strict new voter-approved gun control measure late Tuesday, only hours after a federal court judge allowed a ban on the sale and transfer of high-capacity magazines to go into effect.
Oregon Attorney General Ellen Rosenblum promised to petition the state Supreme Court “ASAP.”
Judge Raschio’s ruling comes after a lawsuit thrown down by various gun rights groups, including the Gun Owners of America and the Gun Owners Foundation.
The original measure to ban the sale of high-capacity magazines only passed with a mere 50.7% support.
The measure stops the sale, import, or transfer of gun magazines with over 10 rounds, unless owned by law enforcement or military members.
This issue often takes center-stage in courts around the country, though it stands to reason that blue states tend to go anti-2A.
In this way, it’s something of an upset win in Oregon.
- A federal judge put a hold on a new measure in Oregon, which bans the sale or transfer of high-capacity magazines.
- This happened almost immediately after the measure passed with just 50.7% support.
- The case is likely head to the state Supreme Court.
Source: Washington Examiner