Oregon residents due to the recent tragity a senitor is trying to pass a new ban. Call or email her and tell her how well criminals listen to laws!
From: Sen Burdick Sent: Wednesday, December 12, 2012 9:38 AM To: - House Democrats; - House Republicans; - Senate Democrats; - Senate Democratic Office; - Senate President's Office; - Senate Republicans; - Senate Republican Office; - House Republican Office; - House Democratic Office; - House Co-Speakers Office Roblan Subject: Large Capacity Magazines-invitation to sign onto legislation
The shooting yesterday at Clackamas Town Center is a tragic reminder that gun violence can occur anywhere, even in a happy crowd of Christmas shoppers. I am sure you join me in extending our thoughts and prayers to the victims of yesterday’s shooting, along with their families and loved ones.
According to news reports, the shooter yesterday was able to rapidly fire about 60 shots. This terrifying situation exemplifies the danger of large capacity magazines in our community. Large capacity magazines can dramatically increase death tolls and have no legitimate place in our neighborhoods.
Even hunters are restricted from using large capacity magazines: there is a five cartridge limit for large game hunting, and three for bird hunting. If we limit capacity for hunting animals, why do we not extend that principle to guns that may harm our neighbors?
In the wake of yesterday’s tragedy, I wanted to share with you a bill I’ve had drafted for pre-session filing for the 2013 Session.
LC 1031 (attached) creates a crime of knowingly selling or transferring a large capacity magazine. A large capacity magazine is defined as “ammunition feeding device with the capacity to accept more than 10 rounds of ammunition.”
The concept creates an exception for law enforcement and military personnel.
The penalty for selling or transferring such a device is punishable by a maximum of one year’s imprisonment, $6,250 fine or both.
I invite you to sign onto the bill as co-sponsor. If you would like to sign onto the bill before next Friday’s deadline for pre-session filing, please contact my office at 503-986-1718, or come by our office, S-213. -
Senator Ginny Burdick