OR: Supreme Court Won’t Intervene, Lets Ruling in GOA Case Block Measure 114
Last week, we pulled off two stunning victories in Oregon. We’re back in court again tomorrow.
And the outcome will determine whether gun-grabbers can get away with stripping honest citizens of their Second Amendment rights.
In case you’ve missed GOA’s previous updates, this is what we’re facing.
Oregon voters gutted the Second Amendment last month with just 50.6% of the vote.
As you know, our God-given rights should NEVER be decided on by the whim of voters – let alone a 50.6% majority.
Unless we defeat Oregon’s gun control law, other anti-gunners across the country will put similar referendums on the ballot and let voters strip you of your constitutional rights through a simple majority.
That’s why Gun Owners Foundation has taken the state of Oregon to court to nip this tyrannical trend in the bud before it infects the rest of the nation.
I’m pleased to report to you that Gun Owners Foundation successfully secured a temporary restraining order last Tuesday to block this unconstitutional law.
After GOF secured a temporary restraining order, Oregon’s anti-gun Attorney General urged the state supreme court on Wednesday to intervene and overturn our victory.
The supreme court refused, however, leaving our hard-fought win in place. This means that Oregon’s gun control law, which was supposed to go into effect last Thursday, remains blocked thanks to our lawsuit!
This is great news, but the battle is not over.
We will be appearing before the judge again tomorrow – when the temporary restraining order is set to expire – to argue for a Preliminary Injunction.
Your support will help us cover our many legal costs to stay in the fight no matter how long it takes – and stop more states from voting your God-given rights away.
Here’s what Oregon’s Bloomberg-funded anti-gun measure does:
- Bans magazines over 10 rounds
- Requires a permit to purchase any firearm
- Requires a training course, application fee, fingerprinting, and a duplicative background check to obtain the permit-to-purchase
This new law will make Oregon one of the most restrictive gun control states in the union.
Oregon police say they don’t have the manpower to provide the required training for gun purchasers, and that no one in the state will be able to complete the in-person firearm safety training which the law requires.
As a result, gun stores are reportedly planning to go out of business because of this law, which is exactly what the anti-gun Left wants!
No doubt, anti-gunners will now see this as a powerful new blueprint to impose their radical agenda in other states.
All they’d need to do is spend millions of dollars on hysterical ads to deceive voters and then have their operatives harvest enough ballots until just 50.1% of voters have voted for gun control – and voted YOUR rights away.
That’s why Gun Owners Foundation immediately sprang into action to fight back against Oregon’s anti-2A measure.
In fact, we are also involved in a federal lawsuit against Oregon’s anti-gun measure to ensure we’re fighting on every front possible.
In the federal suit, the case has forced the Attorney General of Oregon to request a two-month stay on implementing the permit to purchase a firearm.
With your support, Gun Owners Foundation will be able to keep fighting to knock down this law as unconstitutional and end this dangerous trend of letting voters vote on your God-given rights.