Oregon is looking to push some even more stringent gun control laws through such as requiring permits for gun owners, capacity limits and severely limiting ammo purchases (among other things). So where did the Democrats get their ideas for the new bill?
It’s the brainchild of student activists connected to the movement that grew out of Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Florida, where a shooter killed 17 people nearly a year ago.
[Sen. Rob] Wagner [D] said the bill grew out of a meeting he and Salinas had last year with roughly 300 Oregon students following the Florida shooting.
“Any opportunity for conversation around these controversial topics is really important,” Wagner said. “It’s a really important message that we listen to students … about what it’s like to go to school right now.”
The sweeping legislation would also require people to undergo background checks before purchasing or sharing ammunition and would limit ammunition purchases to 20 rounds within a 30-day period, although people could purchase and use unlimited ammunition at shooting ranges. It would ban magazines that hold more than five rounds of ammunition.
The Republicans of Oregon have a few things to say about the proposed laws:
…Rep. Bill Post, a Republican from Keizer, said the ammunition purchase limit would make it difficult for gun owners to become proficient and should worry duck hunters.
Post also said he was worried the bill’s ban on magazines to hold more than five rounds of ammunition would mean “your old six-shot revolver would be required to be turned in or destroyed.”
However, the bill exempts .22-caliber revolvers and any lever-action revolver.
– Hillary Borrud for TDN.com, Oregon Proposal Would Require Gun Owners to Obtain Permits