GUN SAFETY VICTORY: Measure 114 Enacted in Oregon
Comprehensive new law will, among other things, require permits issued by local law enforcement to buy a firearm
Washington DC — Today, Giffords PAC, the gun violence prevention organization founded by former Congresswoman Gabrielle Giffords, lauded voters for enacting Measure 114 in Oregon.
Former Congresswoman Gabrielle Giffords:
“After witnessing the heartbreaking tragedy in Uvalde, thousands of Oregonians took a step towards making their communities safer by putting Measure 114 on the ballot. Despite strong efforts from gun lobby-backed groups, Oregonians made their voices heard and passed Measure 114. This will undoubtedly save Oregonians lives by implementing background checks, purchaser permits, safety training, and limitations on magazines’ size. I’m so grateful to the people of Oregon for paving the way for states across the nation.”
Measure 114 will require permits issued by local law enforcement to buy a firearm; require photo ID, fingerprints, safety training, criminal background check, and fee payment to apply for a permit; and prohibit manufacturing, importing, purchasing, selling, possessing, using, or transferring ammunition magazines capable of holding more than 10 rounds and make violations a class A misdemeanor.
Earlier this year, Oregon invested in evidence- and community-based solutions to reduce gun violence across the state. The $15 million investment will prevent gun violence and support violence intervention strategies. The investment marks the first-ever grant program to address gun violence in Oregon, backed with bipartisan support, and comes on the heels of a dramatic rise in gun violence across the state.
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