Database of all gun owners measure passes in Oregon — includes fingerprinting

By Bronson Winslow

Oregon voters approved a ballot question that is considered one of the most restrictive gun control measures in the country.

Known as Measure 114, the ballot question was approved 51% to 49%, with 77% of the vote counted, The Oregonian reported early Wednesday. Though the results were close with just over three-fourths of the vote tallied, the remaining counties of Multnomah, Washington, and Clackamas all heavily favor the measure.

Measure 114, often referred to as the Reduction of Gun Violence Act, will require background checks, firearm training, fingerprint collection, and a permit to purchase any firearm. Alongside the measure’s heightened restrictions, the National Rifle Association said it believes the ambiguous language fails to safeguard gun owner information by creating a searchable database of gun owners.

“The ballot measure gives the power to each permit issuing department to annually publish ‘any additional information that it determines would be helpful’ to the process. That information includes names, addresses, and a whole host of additional personal information that would be released to the public,” NRA spokesperson Lars Dalseide previously told the Daily Caller News Foundation.

“This ballot measure fails to safeguard law-abiding gun owners’ personal information—and, by proxy, information of families, friends, and employers—[from] being made public. Failing to include those safeguards puts lives and property at risk,” Dalseide said.

Currently, California maintains a database for owners of concealed carry permits, but Oregon’s Reduction of Gun Violence Act will place every gun owner in a database. The contents of California’s database was leaked in June, and gun rights advocates have argued that centralized gun databases lead to an abuse of power.

“This measure will not make our community safer. It will put our communities at greater risk for violence because it requires that every sheriff’s office and police agency divert scarce public safety resources to background systems that already exist,” Deschutes County Sheriff Shane Nelson said in a video statement, Fox News reported.

Oregon already requires background checks for gun owners, but the measure approved by voters will add a gun safety course regulated by police and restrict magazine capacity to 10 rounds. In total, the new measure will cost the state approximately $49 million annually, according to Fox News.

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10 thoughts on “Database of all gun owners measure passes in Oregon — includes fingerprinting

  1. Making gun owners register and putting that info in a public data base, means criminals that want to steel a gun will know where to get them. — And there any intelligent people left in that state?

  2. Hopefully while we still have a semi reasonable Supreme Court it gets overturned like all the useless NY gun laws recently. This is first step to confiscation and does nothing about criminals with illegal guns. All they will do is force criminals to start making their own many of which are full auto variety and more deadly then the ones their now using. All the major fascist did the same thing before the confiscation.. our leftist commies are now following their leaders.

    • A semi reasonable Supreme Court? They didn’t support the US or VT constitutions and overturn the magazine ban and universal background checks.

  3. Coming soon to Vermont. Baruth has a veto proof majority. Phil Scott is as useless as:

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  4. Lemme’ get this straight…so all honest and good citizens there will have to register, get fingerprinted etc…..their guns. But these people, honest & law biding ones, are not ones committing gun crimes? So, how will this stop gun crimes? Ask HOW MANY criminals, thugs, and drug dealers…will voluntarily register guns to the police….finger print,??? Disclose all guns they have??…all ammo?…all contact info?

    Where is the common sense to any Liberall? Good people comply…BAD PEOPLE DON’T



      Unconstitutional Official Acts
      16 Am Jur 2d, Sec 177 late 2d, Sec 256:
      The general misconception is that any statute passed by legislators bearing the appearance of law constitutes the law of the land. The U.S. Constitution is the supreme law of the land, and any statute, to be valid, must be in agreement. It is impossible for both the Constitution and a law violating it to be valid; one must prevail. This is succinctly stated as follows:
      The General rule is that an unconstitutional statute, though having the form and name of law is in reality no law, but is wholly void, and ineffective for any purpose, since unconstitutionality dates from the time of its enactment and not merely from the date of the decision so branding it. An unconstitutional law, in legal contemplation, is as inoperative as if it had never been passed. Such a statute leaves the question that it purports to settle just as it would be had the statute not been enacted. Since an unconstitutional law is void, the general principles follow that it imposes no duties, confers no rights, creates no office, bestows no power or authority on anyone, affords no protection, and justifies no acts performed under it.… A void act cannot be legally consistent with a valid one. An unconstitutional law cannot operate to supersede any existing valid law. Indeed, insofar as a statute runs counter to the fundamental law of the lend, it is superseded thereby.
      No one Is bound to obey an unconstitutional law and no courts are bound to enforce it.

  5. Hey Vermont gun owners, this is what you get when you elect liberals,
    and you just added more to the fray this past election.

    For all the gun owners in VT, you better wake up, you didn’t do your part
    voting this year, look at the results…… what a pathetic turnout, never say
    it can’t or won’t happen here…………………They hate what you stand for !!

  6. It’s coming here. Baruth will make sure of it with his veto proof majority. Grab your ankles VT gun owners.

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