by Shane Trejo, Big League Politics:
Numerous sheriffs in Oregon stated that they will not carry out the state’s new gun control law that imposes limits on magazine capacity. These sheriffs argued that the provision infringes on the Second Amendment.
According to Jack Phillips of The Epoch Times, Oregon voters gave the green light to Measure 114 (Reduction of Gun Violence Act), on the November 8, 2022 midterm elections. Under this gun grab, magazines that hold over 10 rounds are prohibited, which is a standard anti-gun measure present in solid blue states such as California, Illinois, and New York.
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Various county sheriffs have gone public about their opposition to the law or several provisions of the law.
“The biggest thing is this does absolutely nothing to address the problem,” Sheriff Cody Bowen of Union County said to Fox News on November 15. “The problem that we have is not… magazine capacity. It’s not background checks. It’s a problem with mental health awareness. It’s a problem with behavior health illness.”
Bowen continued: “Society as a whole is a bigger problem rather than saying that, you know, the guns are killing people.”
“There’s just no way possible for us to enforce that and nor would I simply because it’s an infringement on our Second Amendment, you know, our right to keep and bear arms,” the Union County sheriff added. He also noted that this measure would not lower the amount of shootings occurring in the state.
Malheur County Sheriff Brian Wolfe announced that he won’t enforce the newly passed magazine limit.
“I don’t think this is superseding anything. I don’t believe that I am superseding state law by not enforcing it. Anybody in law enforcement, including the state police, including the governor, has to pick and choose what laws they are going to be able to enforce,” he said to a local media out.