Some Oregon Sheriffs Refuse To Enforce Some Gun Control Measures

Eve Silverbach sets up her 'Concealed Carry Purses' booth and shows how the gun fits in the bag on February 16, 2018 during preparations for the February 17-18 South Florida Gun Show at the Dade County Youth Fairgrounds Fairgrounds in Miami, Florida. - The gun show starts three days after a mass shooting 30 miles away at the Marjory Douglas High School in Parkland, Florida. Vendors said they were expecting a big turnout and sales, and because of the shooting there will be a panic regarding gun restrictions and new laws that could be put in place. Vendor Domingo Martin said he brought his entire stock of of 42 AR-15's, adding that he is not the only one selling the unit at the weekend show. (Photo by Michele Eve Sandberg / AFP) / The erroneous mention[s] appearing in the metadata of this photo by Michele Eve Sandberg has been modified in AFP systems in the following manner: [Dade County Youth Fairgrounds] instead of [South Florida Fairgrounds]. Please immediately remove the erroneous mention[s] from all your online services and delete it (them) from your servers. If you have been authorized by AFP to distribute it (them) to third parties, please ensure that the same actions are carried out by them. Failure to promptly comply with these instructions will entail liability on your part for any continued or post notification usage. Therefore we thank you very much for all your attention and prompt action. We are sorry for the inconvenience this notification may cause and remain at your disposal for any further information you may require.        (Photo credit should read MICHELE EVE SANDBERG/AFP via Getty Images)

At a glance

  • 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.

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