New Oregon Gun Law Effective Date
Large capacity chargers would no longer be available for purchase 30 days after the measure comes into effect. And they would be completely banned from buying, selling or manufacturing in the state starting next spring or 180 days after the new law goes into effect — including by dealers and gun manufacturers. Those who already own a high-capacity magazine could keep it, but only use it on private property or on a shooting range. “As with any new bill or legislation, we will strive to understand the requirements, develop processes and procedures to comply with prescribed provisions, and vigilantly monitor potential litigation to ensure we are complying with current jurisprudence,” he said. Paul Donheffner, chairman of the Oregon Hunters Association`s legislative committee, which opposed Bill 114, was disappointed. What would his various hunting associations use for their fundraising if they could not give guns to people who may not have up-to-date purchase licences? “Knowing that it`s now December 8, first, I think it adds a sense of purpose and realism to the fact that this is going to be a law in Oregon, and second, it really underscores the fact that this is being introduced before we have a purchase authorization system and we actually end the sale of firearms.” said Amy Patrick of the Oregon Hunters Association. While nothing is guaranteed, available research suggests that the new laws have the potential to save lives. Magazine bans have reduced the rate of fatal mass shootings, said Andrew Morral, head of RAND`s National Collaborative on Gun Violence Research. And while it`s hard to isolate the effects of a single law, states with stricter gun regulations, including gun purchase licenses, have lower murder and suicide rates, Morral said in an interview in October. Wait times to buy a gun, which will be an effective outcome of Oregon`s new law, is one of the laws that has clearly demonstrated that it reduces gun deaths.