“The measure requires a “class” with live fire training before a person can apply for a permit to purchase a firearm. There are virtually no facilities that will be available for this training. For first time gun buyers this could well require that you have a gun before you can get a permit to buy a gun.
The measure only allows those approved by police to provide the required “training” to apply for a permit. Police in Oregon are underfunded and understaffed. There is no plan in place to actually provide any training and virtually no police have the facilities or manpower to provide classes. Police in urban areas are already not responding to most violent crimes. Police in rural areas are spread thin and rarely have the facilities for the required class.
The “permitting agent” can demand “any additional information” to issue the permit opening up endless opportunities for abuses.”
Media: You Have Nothing to Worry About
The cartel media is all in on promoting this measure as a simple “permit to purchase”… a “minor inconvenience to keep people safe.”
In fact, this measure will make it almost impossible to purchase a firearm in Oregon. Not only will gun buyers be locked out, but it will also destroy gun dealers.
In the last few weeks, the proponents of this dangerous measure have ramped up their fundraising and now have raised considerably more than we have. With the media in the tank for them, they will not have to spend much on spreading their message, while we have been forced to spend a lot.
An excellent video produced for us is being denied digital distribution because it “involves guns.” Of course, it does. It’s a gun-ban ballot measure! That has forced us to confine our media buys to radio. We are in the process of acquiring yard signs and expect to have them available for supporters at the Albany Gun Show this weekend.