Statewide gun control measure under fire

Law enforcement officials, courts continue challenge of controversial proposed law


December 14, 2022

Following its passage by a narrow 50.6% statewide majority in November, a controversial firearms measure has encountered a series of stumbling blocks on its way to becoming law.

Measure 114, which would ban the sale or transfer of magazines capable of holding more than 10 rounds of ammunition and require buyers to obtain permits to purchase a gun after completing a firearms safety course, was set to go into effect Thursday, Dec. 8, a month after Election Day.

But before that could happen, Harney County residents Cliff Asmussen and Joseph Arnold joined with two Virginia-based groups, the G...

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