By Taxpayers Association of Oregon
The gun control petition #17 has collected 135,000 to 140,000 signatures for the 112,000 needed to make the ballot. Although error rates among signature verification can range form 10 to 30%.
As previosuly stated, the measure would ban many now legal rifles and ban 12-round magazines. It increases the time to process background checks up to 60-days and increases new fees.
The NRA stated on petition #17 “Despite recent data showing that guns being used in Portland’s rising crime rates are coming from 3 sources – stolen, straw purchases, and the underground market (all already illegal means) – these anti-gun citizens are coming after YOU, the law-abiding firearm owners of Oregon, and YOUR guns. They don’t care about the Constitution, your right to keep and bear arms, or your God-given right of self-defense….IP 17 would require you to obtain a permit from local law enforcement in order to acquire a firearm. This permit would require you to complete an approved “safety” program. You must pay for this permit, and its only valid for 5 years. You may have to wait up to 30 days for this permit to be issued. IP 17 would also create a state police database of firearms and firearms permits. These permit requirements are in addition to current background check requirements. IP 17 also seeks to ban ammunition magazines over 10 rounds.