New Oregon Gun Restrictions Set Off Firearms Buying Spree

FILE — John Parkin, co-owner of Coyote Point Armory displays a handgun at his store in Burlingame, Calif., June 23, 2022. In response to the U.S. Supreme Court's ruling that allows more people to carry concealed weapons, California lawmakers, on Tuesday, June 28, 2022, moved to boost requirements and limit where firearms may be carried while staying within the high court's ruling. (AP Photo/Haven Daley, File)

At a glance

  • Oregonians are racing to purchase firearms following passage of Ballot Measure 114, which tightened gun restrictions in the state.
  • An NBC affiliate in Oregon reported that backgrounds checks skyrocketed from 850 per day prior to the midterm elections to 4,000 per day after the law passed.
  • Measure 114, set to take effect in December, will require deeper background checks, firearm training, fingerprint collection and a permit to purchase any firearm.

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