As you probably know, signatures were turned in today to start the process to put a measure on the ballot to ban modern firearms and magazines and make felons out of thousands of law abiding Oregonians.
First, understand that this is not a “bill” and will not be voted on or determined by the governor or legislators. This will be decided by a vote of the people. That is why it is critical that you be registered to vote.
The measure, which you can see here, even bans things that don’t exist like “threaded barrels that accept forward pistol grips.”
We want to let you know what to expect and how you can help stop this madness.
After these initial signatures are turned in, the Secretary of State must validate the signatures to determine if there are sufficient qualifying signatures to get a “draft” ballot title.
Then the Attorney General has to create an “impartial” draft ballot title.
After that happens the public will have an opportunity to make comments on the draft ballot title.
For example, if the draft ballot title is “Bans Assault Weapons” a member of the public could object because “assault weapon” is a fictitious term.
The Attorney General must then consider these comments and issue a “certified” ballot title.
Given how far left our Attorney General is, you can rest assured it will be misleading at best.
At that point, anyone who submitted comments has standing to challenge the ballot title before Oregon’s Supreme Court.
The signature gathering process to actually get the confiscation measure on the ballot cannot begin until this process has run its course.
As this measure moves we will provide you with details of dates and procedures to comment, and if you choose, challenge the title in court.
If you want to see all the details of the process, please download this manual.
Stay tuned. There is a lot of work to do to prevent wholesale confiscations by the state.
If you wish to donate to help stop this measure you can do so here.