Counties across Oregon are passing so-called Second Amendment Preservation ordinances in response to the proposed gun control measure known as Initiative Proposition 43 which they say is designed to take their guns.
A showdown is brewing in the State of Oregon following gun control advocates' proposed assault weapons ban called Initiative Proposition 43 (IP43). Under the guise of "gun control" and "safety of our children," proponents of the measure aim to effectively ban all weapons produced since the Civil War. But several counties are pushing back with their own Second Amendment Preservation Ordinances.
Klamath and Deschutes Counties are attempting to push back against the ordinance by passing their own county-wide ordinances to disallow the county sheriff from enforcing any state or federal law which would infringe on county residents' rights to keep and bear arms. It's effectively a ban on gun bans.
Klamath County resident Timothy Harris filed a petition titled K-18-1 to:
Preserve the right of the People of, on and in Klamath County to:
Keep and bear arms as originally understood; in self-defense and preservation, and in defense of one's community and country.
Freely manufacture, transfer, sell and buy firearms, firearm accessories and ammunition, which are designed primarily for the same purposes.
Deschutes County resident Jerrad Robinson filed a similar Second Amendment Protection ordinance. Another ordinance was filed in Columbia County. All three ordinances would ban local law enforcement from enforcing State or Federal laws which would essentially ban all semi-automatic firearms under the proposed state ban, IP43.