Your Action Required by May 8

Comments Needed on California Style “Assault Weapons” Ban
Comments Due by May 8 to Oregon Sec. of State

NSSF reported to you recently that a proposed ballot initiative, Initiative Proposal 43, had been filed with the Oregon Secretary of State. IP 43 would ban the sale, transfer, and possession of many commonly owned semi-automatic rifles, shotguns, and handguns. In addition to the ban on semi-automatic firearms, IP 43 would ban “large capacity magazines,” which is defined as any ammunition feeding device capable of accepting or holding more than 10 rounds, with limited exceptions. The proposal would require California-like registration of such firearms and magazines already in possession. You would need to possess these items prior to the passage of the initiative, and then register these items with the state government by January 1, 2019.

The Oregon Secretary of State is currently accepting comments on the official title of the initiative; “Criminalizes Possession or Transfer of “Assault Weapons” (Defined) or “Large Capacity Magazines” (Defined), With Exceptions.”

Please send comments to the Oregon Secretary of State listing out your opposition to the title and nature of OP 43. The title given to this proposed initiative is extremely misleading as it would encompass thousands of commonly owned firearms used for self-defense, recreational shooting, competitive shooting, and hunting. Additionally, the use of “large” capacity magazines is misleading because many the standard magazines for many firearms accept more than 10 rounds.

Comments Deadline – May 8, 2018
Scan and Email:
Fax:  503.373.7414
Mail:  255 Capitol St., NE, Ste 501, Salem OR 97310

March 21 Meeting

Our next club meeting is on Wednesday March 21st at 6:30pm at the Newberg Public Safety Building. We are honored that our guest speaker will be Stan Pate.

Having started his competitive shooting career in the Marine Corps Stan has become a long-time factory shooter for Savage Arms and other related companies as well as a member of the U.S. F-T/R Team. Stan has enjoyed a great career as a member of the U.S. F-T/R Team competing in many different countries around the world resulting in a variety of medals and awards that include setting at various times 13 national records, some still standing today.

Having competed in two consecutive World Championships the first in 2009 where he managed to collect gold medals for two-yard line wins, a silver for an aggregate medal, and the overall Bronze medal in the individuals for a podium finish as well as becoming the first person to qualify as Internationally Distinguished. In the 2013 World Championships he brought home a gold medal earned in the team matches.