Only hours after a federal judge in Portland ruled Measure 114 will move forward with a 30-day delay on the gun permits requirement, Harney County Circuit Judge Robert S. Raschio blocked the measure temporarily from going into effect December 8.
At the time of writing this, the measure, which many believe to be highly unconstitutional, is not in effect. Several Oregon sheriffs have also said on social media they will refuse to enforce gun magazine capacities called for in Measure 114.
Since the measure was blocked by the judge, the Oregon Supreme Court has decided not to intervene. The Oregon Attorney General Ellen Rosenblum said the Oregon Department of Justice would petition to the state supreme court.
“We will petition to the Oregon Supreme Court ASAP, seeking to align the result in our state courts with the federal court’s well-reasoned and thoughtful decision,” Rosenblum said in a multiple tweets.
The following details were released by Oregon State Police, late Wednesday, Dec. 7
An injunction has delayed the implementation of Ballot Measure 114. With that new information, we wanted to give you an update on what it means here at the Oregon State Police.
The OSP’s Firearms Instant Check System (FICS) unit will continue to work to process and resolve the pended/delayed FICS transactions. This delay of implementation will allow firearm sales to continue being processed under the current law.
OSP continues to work with our partners to set up the Oregon Permit to Purchase program with our partners at the Oregon State Sheriff’s Association (OSSA) and the Oregon Association of Chiefs of Police (OACP). OSSA and OACP are still working through the training requirement portion of the application process.
At this time, Permit Agents are not able to accept or start processing Permit to Purchase applications. On December 8, 2022, OSP will be launching a “Permit to Purchase” webpage with preliminary information such as the Permit to Purchase Application, a description of the steps for acquiring a permit, as well as other information including answers to questions that we are anticipa