FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
December 6, 2022
Washington, D.C. – Today, Gun Owners of America (GOA) and Gun Owners Foundation (GOF) secured a Temporary Restraining Order (TRO) in state court, preventing the entire new Oregon gun control law from being enforced. Signed by Judge Robert S. Raschio, the order bars the state from implementing any portion of the law until a hearing is held on a request for a preliminary injunction next Tuesday.
GOA and GOF have also signed onto an amicus brief in a similar lawsuit against this new law in federal court in OFF v. Brown, which also saw some progress today when a federal judge stayed the permit-for-purchase system requirement for 30 days.
The new law, which passed under a ballot measure by razor thin margins, was scheduled to take effect December 8th. It would:
- Ban magazines over 10 rounds
- Require a permit to purchase any firearm
- Require a training course, application fee, fingerprinting, and a duplicative background check to obtain the permit-to-purchase
Erich Pratt, GOA’s Senior Vice President, issued the following statement:
“This is an exciting victory for our members in Oregon as the clock was winding down on securing relief from the onerous and unconstitutional requirements this law would have placed on current and future gun owners. We look forward to continuing the fight.”
Sam Paredes, on behalf of the Board of Directors for the Gun Owners Foundation, added:
“We are grateful to Judge Raschio for his swift response to our request for a TRO on this draconian law, and we are fully prepared to continue the process as we request a preliminary injunction at our hearing next week. Like we have been warning anti-gun activists and politicians since the Bruen decision, fall in line with this precedent, or we will make you.”
GOA spokesmen are available for interviews. Gun Owners of America is a nonprofit grassroots lobbying organization dedicated to protecting the right to keep and bear arms without compromise. GOA represents over two million members and activists. For more information, visit GOA’s Press Center.