Our military follows strict training and safety protocols before soldiers are allowed to handle and fire weapons with high-capacity magazines.
Measure 114 requires permits and hands-on training so people who do buy firearms can use them safely. Basic training on how to handle, load, shoot, and store a gun makes everyone safer, including the gun owner. When states pass similar firearm permitting laws, gun homicides and suicides decrease significantly.
A loophole in Oregon law allows people to purchase a firearm without completing a background check if the check takes more than 3 days.
Measure 114 requires completed background checks for all firearm purchases. It closes the loophole that allows some people to purchase firearms without a completed background check. Background checks allow law enforcement to prevent people with a criminal conviction history from purchasing firearms. This makes it easier to prevent dangerous people from acquiring firearms.
Large-capacity magazines have been used in all ten of the deadliest mass shootings in the last decade.
Ammunition magazines that can fire 20, 30 or even 50 bullets without needing to reload are not designed for hunting or self-defense. These are military-grade weapons designed to kill as many people as quickly as possible. Yet here in Oregon an 18-year-old can purchase a gun with a military-style high capacity magazine from a sporting goods store. Measure 114 limits the sale and possession of high capacity magazines.