No on 114: Gun tax. Gun ban. Ammo limit.

By Taxpayers Association of Oregon

Taxpayers Association of Oregon urges a NO vote on Measure 114.

Measure 114 would create lots of bans, lots of bureaucracy and lots of bills to pay.

Measure 114 bans firearms magazines over 10 rounds.   Washington Times notes,” According to the libertarian CATO Institute, most handguns sold in the U.S. come with magazines that hold between 10 to 17 rounds. Pistols that hold 10 rounds are usually compact or subcompact models. Full-size pistols that are commonly used by law enforcement officers have 12- to 20‐round magazines as standard capacity.”

Because many rifles and handguns use over 10 rounds, it means having them in your firearm will be illegal for common uses (a few narrow exceptions being rifle range, home, hunting).    This in turn, will make many firearms illegal even if it is a smaller handgun.  You must destroy, disable or mechanically repurpose the magazines and/or do the same for the firearm if you wish to use it for common purposes (like protecting yourself when you travel to dangerous places or if your life is threatened).

Measure 114 turns your local police stations into gun registration/training course factories.

Measure 114 creates a new $65 permit fee for when you wish to purchase a firearm.  That “gun tax” is allowed to be changed, and could easily double or triple to $200 in the future.  There is nothing preventing the permit costs from hitting $1,000.

Measure 114 appears to allow no restrictions on the delay of issuing a permit.   If you life is in imminent danger, it may take weeks to protect yourself.

Measure 114 creates a searchable database of all firearm permit holders.

NRA-ILA explains in details some of the problems on the magazine bans

Fixed and detachable magazines capable of accepting more than 10 rounds of ammunition will be banned

  • Shotguns (including pump-action and semi-automatic) will be banned under this measure unless permanently altered
    • Most shotguns are capable of accepting more than 10 “mini-rounds” commonly used as home or self-defense rounds
    • Most shotguns are capable of accepting extended tubes commonly used for depredation goose hunts

Currently possessed magazines over 10-rounds will be limited to use on the owner’s own personal property, at a shooting range, or while hunting

  • Transporting previously possessed magazines over 10 rounds must be stored and locked separately from the firearm

Law enforcement and military are ONLY exempted for their service firearm while engaged in their official duties

  • Personal firearms will be limited to 10-round magazines
  • Possession and use of a firearm while off-duty will be limited to 10-rounds

There is NO affirmative defense available for magazines owned before the effective date of Ballot Measure 114 (IF it passes in November)


We encourage a No vote on Measure 114

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