In Oregon, firearm sales have increased as residents rushed to get ahead of the December 8, 2022, effective date of Ballot Measure 114. On December 1, 2022, news outlets reported that lawsuits had been filed against BM 114.
According to the Associated Press, the Oregon Firearms Federation and a local sheriff are asking a court to declare BM 114's implementation unconstitutional. They are also asking for an injunction to prevent it from happening.
The Firearms Policy Coalition also filed a lawsuit to prevent the implementation of the high-capacity magazine ban that was included in BM 114.
On December 5, 2022, FOX News reported that gun enthusiasts in Oregon were rushing to stores to purchase firearms as a federal judge's decision on the ban's implementation was expected.
Gun sales more than doubled in Oregon with Ballot Measure 114 (BM 114) pending, and Oregon State Police are struggling to keep up with the demand for background checks. https://t.co/fZrtiWGlu5
— Breitbart News (@BreitbartNews) November 19, 2022
The measure, which was called BM 114, passed with a 50.65 percent approval rate on November 8. It also banned high-capacity magazines and required people in Oregon to get a permit before buying a firearm.
In October, Matt Phillips, the Clatsop County sheriff, said that he was worried that the licensing requirement for BM 114 would make it harder for poor residents to buy a gun.
According to Phillips, the licensing requirement would make it harder for low-income individuals to legally possess a firearm. He said that it would add an additional expense to their already high cost of living.
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