OPB: Federal judge says Oregon gun measure can go forward; state judge says it cannot
Federal judge ruled the ban of high capacity magazines, which are guns that can hold more than 10 rounds of ammunition. There has been much research on this topic. Statistics show that 100% of the deadliest mass shootings in the last decade used Large Capacity Magazines (for more information, click here). The new legislation would ban the manufacture, purchase or sale of high capacity magazines, and would require a safety course and background check in receiving a permit to purchase a firearm. But, an Oregon state judge stated that if Measure 114 were implemented, it would be violating constitutional rights to purchase and bear firearms. U.S. District Court Judge Karin Immergut is not convinced as magazines holding 10 rounds are not deemed necessary for self defence, and are more often used by law enforcement and the military. It is disproportionately used more in crimes like mass shootings. Immergut has denied the temporary restraining order to block the permit to purchase such a firearm. For the full article, click here. For more information on gun violence, click here.