Sheriffs in several Oregon counties said t hey will refuse to enforce gun magazine capacities outlined in Measure 114, which appears to be passing by a slim margin.
“I want to send a clear message to Linn County residents that the Linn County Sheriff’s Office is NOT going to be enforcing magazine capacity limits,” Linn County Sheriff Michelle Duncan wrote in a Facebook post. “This measure is poorly written and there is still a lot that needs to be sorted out regarding the permitting process, who has to do the training and what exactly does the training have to cover.”
The sheriffs of Union and Malheur counties agreed with Duncan. In fact, the Oregon State Sheriff’s Association has come out against the measure saying it would drain resources from state and county law enforcement offices that would be charged with issuing permits to anyone wishing to purchase a firearm.