Will Oregon see a law on safe storage of guns? Three strikes and you're out
Last year, attempts to pass a safe firearm storage law for Oregon were foiled by a walkout in the State Senate. This year, Republicans walked out again and, once again, safe storage never got a vote.
The group State of Safety Action filed an initiative petition to get a safe storage law on the November 2020 ballot in case the Legislature failed.
That plan now is faltering because of the coronavirus.
The initiative petition, IP 40, requires 112,020 signatures to get on the November ballot. But with large events and social gatherings canceled and the health risk high for signature gatherers, chief petitioner Henry Wessinger said it's likely impossible for the measure to make the ballot — and perhaps even an unethical pursuit during the pandemic.
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