Oregon SB 501 would limit ammo purchases and require license to buy guns

A new bill introduced in the democratic controlled Oregon legislator seeks to restrict gun rights in the state. SB 501 would limit magazine capacity to five rounds and require permits to purchase firearms. It would also limit ammo purchases to 20 rounds every 30 days.

SB 501 would severely limit the rights of Oregon gun owners.
SB 501 would severely limit the rights of Oregon gun owners.

State Senator Rob Wagner introduced SB 501 in response to the group Students for Change.. The group formed last year after the shooting in Parkland Florida.

Republican lawmakers and gun rights groups strongly oppose SB 501. Gun rights groups are planning a protest at the state capitol to oppose the legislation.

According to an article published by Guns.com:

“Oregonians need to show up at the Capitol and express their concern over their personal safety and the harm caused by this kind of legislation,” said Rep. Bill Post, R-Keizer, who went on to point out that everyone from hunters unable to meet their allowed bag limit due to lack of ammo to gun owners who would have their now-legal firearms outlawed had skin in the game.

The bill will certainly face legal challenges from citizens and gun rights organizations. The courts have overturned similar legislation in other states.

New York adopted a seven round restriction as part of their SAFE Act in 2013. A federal judge overturned it the next year, saying that it violated the Second Amendment.