Ballot Measure 114 is the nation’s most extreme gun control Initiative and will be voted on this November!
Under the guise of the "Reduction of Gun Violence Act," Ballot Measure 114 is an unconstitutional, anti-gun initiative package that includes a state-run government registry of gun owners’ personal information and firearms, requires a permit to purchase a firearm, imposes an indefinite delay on background checks, and bans any magazine with over a 10-round capacity.
Why Should I vote No on Ballot Measure 114?
- Ballot Measure 114 is an unconstitutional BAN on ammo magazines with more than 10-rounds. Measure 114 will ban the use, possession, manufacturing, and transfer of ammunition magazines over 10-rounds. Use of a currently owned magazine will only be lawful on private property, at a shooting range, and while engaged in hunting. When a magazine is transported off private property, the magazine must be removed from the firearm and stored separately. Therefore, a magazine over 10-rounds will not be available to exercise the right to self-defense “outside of the home.”
- Ballot Measure 114 would require government permission to exercise your Second Amendment constitutional rights. Measure 114 requires a permit-to-purchase (or transfer) a firearm. The permit must be issued by law enforcement. There is no exception for law enforcement or military purchase of firearms for personal use. You must pass a Mental Health exam/questionnaire. Permit must be renewed every 5 years for a fee. Issuance of a permit requires completion of classroom and live-fire training offered only by law enforcement certified instructors. There is no limit to the amount that can be charged for these classes. Facilities and ranges for classes are extremely limited. Nothing requires law enforcement agencies to actually offer the classes required to obtain the permit.
- Ballot Measure 114 would allow your personal information to be added to a government registry. Measure 114 requires law enforcement to maintain a registry of gun owner’s personal information contained in the permit application including - applicant’s legal name, current address and telephone number, date and place of birth, physical description, fingerprints, pictures, and ANY additional information determined necessary by law enforcement. This data will be published annually.
Ballot Measure 114 will require a permit-to-purchase or transfer any firearm in the future.
- A Concealed Handgun License does NOT qualify as a permit
- A Hunter Safety Certification does NOT qualify as a permit
To obtain a permit, an individual MUST:
- Apply for the permit (up $65 to apply, up to $50 to renew every 5 years)
- Provide the legal name, current address and telephone number, date and place of birth, physical description, fingerprints, photographs, a signature, and ANY additional information determined necessary by the law enforcement agency on the application
- Pass a background check (already required by law)
- Complete a law enforcement firearms training course
- Classroom training
- In-person live-fire training certification
- demonstration of the applicant’s ability to lock, load, unload, fire and store a firearm in-front of an instructor certified by a law enforcement agency
Applicants cannot obtain a permit without first passing a law enforcement firearms training course
- There is no cap on how much law enforcement may charge for the firearms training course
- Voters should anticipate this being very expensive
- The in-person training portion requires live-fire so it must be conducted at a shooting range, or other appropriate facility
- Shooting ranges and facilities are limited in Oregon
First-time firearm owners may find it impossible to obtain a permit
- To obtain a permit, applicants must first pass the firearms training course. To pass the course applicants must have a firearm. But they can’t purchase a firearm until they obtain the permit
- First-time firearm owners will have to rely on borrowing a firearm from law enforcement or another individual
- Law enforcement is not obligated to provide firearms for the training course
- SB 554 (passed in 2021) severely limits temporary transfers of firearms between individuals.
If you have questions, contact your Frontlines Activist leader for Oregon