Wednesday, November 22, 2023

Major Victory in Oregon

I have read the decision as an attachment but I cannot find a link.

The decision was based on Ore. Const. Art. I, sec. 27 not the Second Amendment.  This is unfortunate because it will not go any higher than the Oregon Supreme Court.

The judge ruled the permit-to-purchase license 30 day waiting period violated an Oregon citizen's right to be armed for self-defense and the background check requires the FBI to run a background check that the FBI says they are not legally authorized to perform means the permit-to-purchase is unconstitutional.

He ruled that the assault weapon ban is contrary to the state of firearms technology in 1857, when the Oregon Constitution was adopted and so this part is gone.

He ruled the LCM ban is unconstitutional because it interferes with law-abiding citizens defending themselves.  He used testimony of several sheriffs that LCMs are necessary for their deputies and civilians have the same, or even, greater needs.

Best of all, he pointed out that the mass murder problem is overblown with disproportionate media attention.

Here is the opinion.