The Oregon Supreme Court on Wednesday denied a motion by the state attorney general to review a lower court ruling that blocked Measure 114. As a result, the new gun control measure that was narrowly approved by voters will not go into effect Thursday as scheduled.
Circuit Court Judge Robert Raschio, representing Harney and Grant counties, blocked the measure Tueday, saying it could target those who have already purchased these kinds of magazines legally.
The Oregon Department of Justice argued in an urgent filing Wednesday that Raschio got it wrong and asked the state supreme court to review the decision. The court denied the petition to intervene. Read more