Oregonians are facing the stupidest uphill fight of all states so far. This is from Oregon Firearms Federation on the bill that Oregonians were promised they wouldn’t have to deal with a scant few days ago;
HB 3200 not only bans most modern guns and magazines, it allows warrantless searches of your home, requires background checks and registration for a firearm you already own and as-of-yet undefined storage requirements. We say “a firearm” because even if you comply with the restrictions in this bill you may still only own one [assault weapon].
And if you think they know what they’re talking about, well;
(C) Semiautomatic pistol that has the capacity to accept a detachable magazine and has one of more of the following:
(i) Any feature capable of functioning as a protruding grip that can be held by the non-trigger hand;
(ii) A folding, telescoping or thumbhole stock;
(iii) A shroud attached to the barrel, or that partially or completely encircles the barrel, allowing the bearer to hold the firearm with the nontrigger hand without being burned, but excluding a slide that encloses the barrel; or
(iv) The capacity to accept a detachable magazine at any location outside of the pistol grip;
I’ve never seen a thumbhole stock on a pistol, or a folding/telescoping stock, for that matter.
The prospective law also mandates that so-called large capacity magazines have to be registered, too. You can only own three for the ONE scary-looking black rifle that they allow you to own. In order to own a scary-looking black rifle, you must purchase it before the law passes, and then you take it and your three magazines to the police and after you pay them to do a background check and they say you are allowed to own it, you have to allow them to check your home to make sure you store properly, it doesn’t mention a warrant, so you arrive at your own conclusions.
Oh, yeah, and because a state of emergency exists in Oregon because of these scary-looking black rifles being in the hands of law-abiding citizens, it takes effect on the day that it passes.