Second, it defines an assault rifle (Section 2 (A) as being a semi automatic weapon with a detachable clip and one or more features that are listed. Now lets look at this critically. It says a detachable clip, of what size? Is that 1 round or 1000 rounds? If it has a detachable clip of 1000 rounds and does not have any of the other features is it an assault rifle? Now look at those features, why would any of them suddenly make a semi automatic rifle and assault weapon? They are simply accessories that do not increase how many rounds the rifle will hold or the rate at which it fires. IE, they are "Scary Bad so we must allow them". It also lists rimfire .22's with a tube capacity of more than 10 an assault rifle. The 22 I grew up shooting that is probably in the 60-70 year old range holds more rounds than that. It's suddenly gone from being a gun fun to plink with to an assault weapon? Ever load one of these in a hurry?
The law would suddenly make me a criminal because in Section 2 (B) it defines an assault pistol as a semi automatic with detachable clip of 10 round capacity maximum. But it can have less than 10 rounds but have one of those scary attachements that don't increase fire rate or how many rounds it holds and it's suddenly an assault pistol! Why?
It's just as stupid for shotguns...
Next the law says I can't have a conversion kit. So basically if I have a folding stock in a box sitting in my closet I'm suddenly a criminal. Please explain to me why does a folding stock make a weapon an assault weapon.
The law says I have 120 days to comply or become a criminal. That 22 I was talking about? It belongs to my mom who inherited it from her dad. I'll never inherit it because she'll have to turn it over to the state for it's overly large capacity. Very nice of the state isn't it?
Oh yeah, this doesn't apply to government employees. Guess I could become a state worker and so be exempt, afterall I guess what's good for the goose isn't good for the gander.
One more scary item in this law. Warrantless search. Police can walk into my house on any day they want to ensure I'm in compliance with the law.
Last thing, no where in here do I see anything that will keep "assault weapons" out of the hands of criminals.
Don't think this will pass? Might not but very well could too, Oregon is a democratically controlled state full of elected officials who practice do as I say not as I do. Yes, many of them would lose their next election but the law would be in place already. Even worse, next election cycle after that they'll run again and likely win because that's how Oregon rolls.