Landmark Case For Oregon Gun Rights Gets New Trial

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A new trial is underway in Oregon to determine if a gun control law passed by voters in 2022 violates the state constitution. The law requires background checks for permits, gun training for buyers, and bans magazines holding more than 10 rounds. The strict law was challenged by gun owners who claim it infringes on their right to bear arms and expressed concerns of long wait times for permits. They are suing Oregon’s Governor, Attorney General, and the State Police Superintendent. The defense argues that the law is a reasonable response to public safety concerns, such as mass shootings, and does not frustrate individual rights. The trial is presided by Circuit Court Judge Robert S. Raschio, who temporarily blocked the law from taking effect in December. The outcome could have implications for future gun regulation in Oregon and beyond.