Oregon Appeals Pause on New Gun Legislation

The state of Oregon is set to appeal a pause placed on a new gun law. The law prohibits the sale of high-capacity magazines. Democrat State Attorney General Ellen Rosenblum said that her office will petition the state supreme court in an attempt to revoke the pause.

From The Hill:

The measure, which voters narrowly approved by about 1 percentage point last month, requires new firearms buyers to obtain a permit, criminal background check, fingerprint and training course. It also prohibits the sale, transfer or import of gun magazines more than 10 rounds unless the person owned them before the measure was passed or they are law enforcement or part of the military. 

Gun rights groups, sheriffs and gun store owners have sued in federal court to argue that the measure violates the Second Amendment to the Constitution’s right to bear arms.