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Well, that didn’t take long.  Moments ago, a judge in Oregon blocked enforcement of Oregon’s Ballot Measure 114.  Judge Richard Raschio placed a temporary restraining order on the law which would have taken effect Thursday, December 8th.  Guns Owners of America and the GOA Foundation are the organizations behind this along with Gliff Asmussen and Joseph Arnold.

Clearly this is good news for the law-abiding good guys in Oregon.  It also spells bad news for the Measure 114 advocates and politicians in other states that think they can pass draconian gun control measures in a post-Bruen world.

Breitbart has more:

On Tuesday, Circuit Court Judge Richard S. Raschio placed a temporary restraining order on Oregon’s Ballot Measure 114 (BM 114).

BM 114 would have otherwise taken effect on December 8, 2022.

The case in which Raschio rendered his decision was brought by Gun Owners of America (GOA), the Gun Owners Foundation, Gliff Asmussen, and Joseph Arnold.

BM 114 requires Oregon residents to acquire a permit before being allowed to legally purchase a firearm.

GOA’s case was filed December 2, 2022, seeking a temporary restraining order (TRO) and a preliminary injunction against BM 114.

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  1. Bring me the smelling salts. I am shocked, absolutely shocked, I tell you. This decision is giving me a great case of the vapors. I cannot stand this kind of surprise in my life.

    A legislature begging a judge to save the legislature from itself; well, I never.

    • HUH? Say what? The legislature didnt ask for the injunction, the suit was brought by GOA and others, not the state. Reading is your friend!

      • Comprehension is your friend, something you obviously lack, little frightened-boy troll who who’s too frightened to identify yourself.

        I mean, really. Why don’t you seriously consider suicide? All the pain will just go away… 🙂

    • I think you are confusing this GOA, et al., suit with the state Attorney General’s office requesting an implementation delay because of the difficulties in setting up the infrastructure to implement 114’s requirements in a ridiculously short amount of time. That was indeed the state asking to be saved from its own stupidity.

      This is quite different: the judge ordered a TRO partly because he regards it likely that 114 will largely be found unconstitutional after Bruen.

    • Stunningly appropriate proof of the Constitutional Republic nature of the U.S. Constitution.

      Oregon attempted top enact by referendum passed only by a democratic majority a law that absolutely contradicted a natural right enumerated in the Constitution, an action which per the Constitution itself CANNOT take effect without concurrence of 3/4 of the States ratifying a Constitutional amendment to that effect.

      Once again the “tyranny of the majority” is thwarted, just as the Founding Fathers intended.

      • The right still exists no matter how often the politicians scam fools into voting for its elimination. God given rights aren’t subject to the democratic process. You don’t get to eliminate them just because somebody took a poll.

      • Interestingly, that circuit judge was a Democrat donor before winning his election, and also today a Trump-appointed federal judge in Oregon just issued an idiotic ruling regarding the magazine limit.

  2. The State legislature was not involved. It SHOULD have been, taking a string stand against this pervertd Citiens Initiative as being incinsistent with both federal and state law.

    Those who built this trvesty of a “law” and those who certified it for the ballot need to face serious consequences. Hopefully when the actual hearings take place there will be harsh consequences for those perverts who decided their own wishes trump Federal and State Constitutions.

  3. Well this will certainly add to the confusion. Earlier today a federal judge denied the request for a stay of most of the measure, but gave the state 30 days to develop and implement the permit requirement of the measure. So now we have a state court granting a complete stay in one suit and a federal judge denying all but the permit process granting a 30 day extension. WTF??? Film at 11

    • I’m betting whomever went in front of the Federal Judge didn’t mention previous Oregon Supreme Court precedent..

      If no funding is allocated for said law it is UNCONSTITUTIONAL!!!!

      If the law is “UNENFORCABLE” therefore it is UNCONSTITUTIONAL!!!!

      • It was the Oregon Firearms Federation lawyer, so that checks out. Unfortunately OFF is a bit of a clown show. It’s a good thing that the big kids are finally stepping in here.

    • The Federal Court judge is an anti. She probably granted the temporary stay after the State admitted that there was no way that it was ready to implement the permit system, a system that per the initiative is to be administered much the same as a CCW system–apply to your local sheriff. There are no regulations, no guidelines, no forms, no nothing with which to implement the law at present.

  4. Doesn’t North Carolina require permits to purchase firearms – and ammo? That’s a rhetorical question, as NC does indeed require permits to purchase firearms and ammo. GOA needs to do the same thing in NC.

  5. Before we celebrate too much, be aware that some gun stores are in the process of closing or at least cutting down drastically on stock and employees because of the uncertainty of the future.

  6. Oregon lawyer here…. I hate to be a Debbie Downer but it is safe to say that the Oregon Supreme Court is going to s**t all over that poor Harney County judge. Im giving it less than a week. So enjoy it why it lasts. In the meantime, raise a glass to honor that great patriot in Harney County! Btw, it says a lot when GOA had to go all the way across the state to forum shop for a judge. Most Oregon judges are progressive democrats, and that is especially true of the Oregon Supreme Court. We have been under democrat rule since the 1980s, so Oregon governors have packed the courts with gun grabbers.

  7. You’re not supposed to be able to vote away people’s rights.

    This is what pure democracy looks like. Do you want slavery and genocide? Because this is how you get slavery and genocide.


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