Oregon: Initiative Filed to Restrict Self-Defense


Locked Chained Gun Firearms Ban
Oregon: Initiative Filed to Restrict Self-Defense

Fairfax, VA – -(Ammoland.com)- On July 18thInitiative Petition 40  was filed in Oregon to restrict the Second Amendment rights of law abiding adults by imposing a broad, one-size-fits-all method of storing firearms.

This egregious attack on our freedoms uses virtually the same language as the failed Initiative Petition 44 from 2018 as well as the same provisions from Senate Bill 978 that did not pass during the 2019 legislative session.  Anti-gun proponents will stop at nothing to restrict self-defense rights in Oregon, and will be using this initiative petition in an attempt to coerce legislators to pass gun control during the 2020 short session.

Please spread the word to your family, friends, and fellow gun owners to oppose these efforts to restrict self-defense rights in Oregon!  Help protect Oregonians’ Second Amendment rights and decline to sign Initiative Petition 40.

Initiative Petition 40 would require all firearms to be locked with a trigger-locking device or kept in a locked container, unless carried by the possessor of a firearm, with each firearm constituting a separate violation.  Anyone who has their firearms lost or stolen would be strictly liable for any injury to persons or property committed using the firearm within four years if the firearms were not stored in compliance with the law.  Firearm owners would also be held liable for any injury occurring within four years that results from a firearm transferred to another individual if the firearm was not transferred in a locked container or with a locking device.

Gun safety and storage is a matter of personal responsibility and every person’s situation is different.  It is unreasonable for the law to impose a one-size-fits-all solution.  This poorly thought out initiative is without any consideration for personal circumstances.  This intrusive initiative invades people’s homes and forces them to render their firearms useless in a self-defense situation by locking them up.

This initiative will also require firearm owners to report lost or stolen firearms within 24 hours or face charges, with each firearm constituting a separate offense.  In addition, firearm owners who do not report their firearms lost or stolen will be held liable for any injury that occurs within 5 years involving those firearms.  A firearm owner should not be held liable for the crimes committed by a person who has illegally obtained their firearm.  Individuals should not be further victimized after experiencing a burglary or other loss.

Proponents must first gather 1,000 signatures in order to have a ballot title drafted before they can begin gathering the 112,020 signatures required to place it on the 2020 ballot.  Your NRA-ILA will continue to keep you updated on the status of this initiative, so please stay tuned to your email inbox and www.nraila.org for further updates on this issue.

National Rifle Association Institute For Legislative Action (NRA-ILA)

Established in 1975, the Institute for Legislative Action (ILA) is the “lobbying” arm of the National Rifle Association of America. ILA is responsible for preserving the right of all law-abiding individuals in the legislative, political, and legal arenas, to purchase, possess and use firearms for legitimate purposes as guaranteed by the Second Amendment to the U.S. Constitution. Visit: www.nra.org

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I think all of us need ‘to do something’…..VOTE THEM OUT OF OFFICE ASAP.
Start RECALL procedures if legal to do so.


How can I prove a stolen gun had a trigger lock on it or was inside a locked container?

Wild Bill

@JAMES, Prove it had a trigger lock etc in what forum (e.g. a court, public opinion, the mind of a suspicious spouse)? The standards are each different. The evidence to meet those standards would also be different.

1776 Patriot

Just like ALL “gun control” efforts”, it’s not about guns or safety or protecting ANYONE. It’s totally about control, grinding WE THE PEOPLE under the heel of government tyranny, until the tyrants are able to do whatever they want, to whomever they want, whenever they want!


Blaming the victim is always easier than blaming criminals. And just in case that doesn’t work, there will be a period of time to continually hold you responsible.

AR Libertarian

The second biggest problem with these laws, is it shifts the burden of proof from the government to the defendant. You have to PROVE you stored the firearm to the government’s specifications. This becomes all but impossible after the fact.


Politicians want guns taken away from everyone except themselves, to give them the freedom of doing what they damned well please.

Every single article regarding bad laws should have the names of every politician who initiated it, and all of those known to be backing it.

Every instance of genocide began with disarming the victims.


Yeah like Trump banning bump stocks!


@BillOfRights. It seems that they are doing what they please regardless of whether we are armed or not. If you haunt this website you know it is filled with violations of the laws on a daily basis and we are helpless to stop it.


Damn son you sound like Alex Jones on meth!

Son of Liberty

The real man smiles in trouble, gathers strength from distress, and grows brave by reflection.
-Thomas Paine


About every 20 years, there should be a bloody revolution to insure the politicians have the best interests of the citizens squarely before them. The Tree of Liberty must be refreshed with the blood of Patriots and tyrants.
Paraphrased from Thomas Jefferson.


My grandad killed fascists, three generations of my family served in the 82nd defending our country from WW2 through the Cold war and into Bosnia. The Russians have always been our adversary, now we have a conman in office because our enemy helped put him there, and he is the embodiment of fascism, destroying our democracy and trying to shred our Constitution. We swore an oath to defend against all enemies foreign and domestic, and the criminal in chief is by all definition an enemy to we the people. No amount of state sponsored propoganda from Fox News can cover… Read more »


That’s real special. But how’s it going to help if Warren is President?


@wjd; I will not take away from McCain’ service, he was a POW yes, He was the son of an Admiral yes, BUT as a Politician HE SUCKED!!!!!!!!!!


I was curious/sceptical until I read one word:

Mc Cain

You lost me right there. Nice try.

Wild Bill

@BAMP, Thank your family for their service. What was it that you did for our nation, again? I seem to have missed it. Surely, you are not claiming your family’s sacrifices as your basis of knowledge. Na, who would do that?


You have earned yourself a new nickname. Your name is no longer “BAM Pow” it is “ShamWow.” Satan does what you do. That would be telling stories with just enough truth to hide the lies. You should have been a politician.

Get Out

Wow, anti-gunners must really be desperate to keep proposing a nightmarish proposal such as this again after it failed once before. Doesn’t anyone that signs or attempts to pass the initiative realize they’re opening themselves and their homes to scrutiny themselves even if they don’t own a firearm? It’s just another anti-gun scheme designed to punish law abiding gun owners disguised as a gun safety measure.


Meh it’ll never pass, just more fear mongering to promote gun sales in this market slump!


Idiot, have you even paid attention to the antigun laws passed recently in those NW states? It could pass easily.


@RT; BAM Pow is nothing more than a troll, and won’t admit he is a Demo-Rat! You are right about their agenda and going after our guns, it is the only thing they are truly committed to they could care less about anything else, JUST GET THE GUNS!!!!!!!!!!! They are also on the EAST coast also!


Market slump? Which hole in the sand is YOUR head stuffed into?

I’ve been following the numbers reported from NICS checks each month…. not a steady rise, as it was in the kinyun’s reigh of error, but steadily far higher than at any time before him, and every few months setting a new record.

Wild Bill

@Tio, “… reign of error…” That is teffific! I’m steal’in it!