Democrats in Oregon seem to believe that any semi-automatic firearm is an assault weapon and therefore should be banned from all private ownership. Did you know that every handgun that is not a revolver or single-shot firearm is a semi-automatic? Their petition to ban assault weapons includes semi-automatic weapons, especially those that hold 10 or more rounds in the magazine. This also includes many handguns used for self-protection. For example, a Glock 20 hold more than 10 rounds in the magazine, but is definitely not an assault weapon nor is it an assault-style weapon.
This why the NRA is filing a legal challenge to the Oregon effort to ban what they erroneously define as assault weapons.
Although Initiative Petition-43 has not yet been passed, the NRA released a press release disclosing the organization’s joint challenge with the Oregon Hunters Association.
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The petition was filed on March 22, 2018, by a Portland interfaith group, Lift Every Voice Oregon.
The measure gives a lengthy definition of assault weapons, which includes semi-automatic rifles and pistols with a detachable magazine and one of several modification, semi-automatic firearm with a fixed magazine holding over ten rounds, semi-automatic rifles with an overall length…
Basically, this measure bans a large majority of concealed carry weapons, along with a number of hunting and target weapons. If this ban is allowed to remain in effect, then they will begin working to ban more and more weapons until all firearms are banned, which is their ultimate goal.