FBI won’t help Oregon in Measure 114 gun checks

By Taxpayers Association of Oregon

The implementing of Measure 114, the nation’s most restrictive gun control law, continues to battle through court.

Here is the latest.

KTVL reports, “Part of the measure would enlist the FBI to conduct federal background checks so people can acquire a permit to purchase a gun.  The Oregon State Police submitted written documents in one of the federal lawsuits challenging the measure. The document states the FBI “will not perform fingerprint-based background checks for permit applicants based on their determination that Ballot Measure 114 does not meet the requirements of Pub. L 92-544.”…Without that approval, local law enforcement agencies will continue to use existing background check services, with the key difference being electronic fingerprint transmission that would help them go through faster.”

Also for the second time, the Oregon Supreme Court this week  has denied a request to overturn a lower court ruling blocking Measure 114 from taking effect.   This freezes Measure 114 until its legality/constitutionality can be resolved in the lower courts.

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