Oregon Initiative Petition 43, which would ban most semi-automatic firearms were it to make the upcoming voter ballot, is facing mass opposition by Oregon gun owners and voters.
"No one can remember anywhere near the number of comments being received for any other (initiative petition)," said Deb Royal, chief of staff in the Secretary of State's office.
Commenters wrote that the ballot title is unclear, misleading, incomplete, politicized and shouldn't use the term "assault weapon" for various reasons.
Others wrote about the initiative more broadly, saying the concept is unconstitutional, unnecessary, unenforceable, an attack on civil liberties and would turn law-abiding citizens into criminals overnight.
This is encouraging news for Second Amendment advocates in Oregon and as a whole. Hopefully, this ballot initiative proposal doesn't make the November ballot.