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Judge Makes Constitutional Move in Big Blue State – He Just Put a Major Hold on Strict Gun Control Law in OR
By Ben Dutka|December 8, 2022
Judge Makes Constitutional Move in Big Blue State – He Just Put a Major Hold on Strict Gun Control Law in OR

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.

Key Takeaways:

  • 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

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Ben Dutka
Ben S. Dutka is a journalist, writer and editor with over two decades of experience. He has worked with three newspapers and eight online publications, and he has also won a Connecticut short story contest entitled Art as Muse, Imaginary Realms. He has a penchant for writing, rowing, reading, video games, and Objectivism.
Ben S. Dutka is a journalist, writer and editor with over two decades of experience. He has worked with three newspapers and eight online publications, and he has also won a Connecticut short story contest entitled Art as Muse, Imaginary Realms. He has a penchant for writing, rowing, reading, video games, and Objectivism.
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