Gun Magazine Ban Put on Hold By Federal Judge

Gun Magazine Ban Thrown Out By Federal Judge

( – Oregon voters narrowly passed Measure 114 during the midterm elections in November. The referendum put a number of wide-reaching gun restrictions in place. Now, a judge has ruled to place the law on hold.

On Tuesday, December 6, Harney County Circuit Court Judge Robert Raschio put a hold on Measure 114 by granting a temporary restraining order. The law was supposed to take effect days later, but is now in limbo. A week later, the judge specifically addressed the law’s ban on magazines that hold more than 10 rounds and also prohibited that from taking effect.

The Supreme Court (SCOTUS) ruled last year that states must look at whether gun laws violate the Constitution or deeply-rooted state laws. The plaintiffs in the case against Measure 114 presented the court with conflicting information about whether people used multi-shot firearms when Oregon’s Constitution was ratified in 1859. Newsmax reported the judge stated that magazines with large capacities existed during that time.

In addition to the high-capacity magazine ruling, the judge blocked the law’s requirement that guns could not be sold until a background check came back. Under current law, if a background check takes longer than three days, the purchaser is automatically allowed to buy the weapon. That law allowed Dylann Roof to purchase a gun he used in a 2015 mass shooting and named the “Charleston loophole.”

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