Ore. sheriff: Deputies will not enforce magazine capacity limits

The sheriff spoke out after a newly passed measure bans the sale of magazines holding more than 10 rounds of ammunition

By Ashley Silver

ALBANY, Ore. — Linn County Sheriff Michelle Duncan made it loud and clear Wednesday that her agency would not be enforcing newly passed Ballot Measure 114, which bans the sale of magazines holding more than 10 rounds of ammunition.

According to KGW News, Duncan released a statement and shared to social media that reads: "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."

In the post, the sheriff also added: “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. I want to ensure anything we do or don’t do will not hinder gunowners’ rights to purchase firearms, intentionally or unintentionally."

Duncan goes on to state the measure is “poorly written” and there is still a lot that needs to be sorted out with the permitting process.

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