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Guest Opinion: LCSO will not enforce magazine capacity limits

Unfortunately, we are seeing the passage of Ballot Measure 114, which creates a required permitting system in order to purchase firearms AND bans gun magazines capable of holding more than 10 rounds.  This is a terrible law for gunowners, crime victims, and public safety.

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. 

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.  

In the coming days, I will work with other law enforcement partners, elected officials and community members on the best course of action to take on permitting.  I want to ensure anything we do or don’t do will not hinder gunowners’ rights to purchase firearms, intentionally or unintentionally.

Although, I am hopeful that the passing of this measure will result in an immediate lawsuit against it, as it should, there is still going to be a lot to sort out on how this will impact our residents, the Linn County Sheriff’s Office and other police agencies in Oregon. 

I will continue to inform the public as decisions are made.

-Sheriff Michelle Duncan
Linn County Sheriff’s Office

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