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Federal judge upholds Oregon gun control law described as 'nation's most extreme'

A federal judge in Oregon upheld a state restriction on gun ownership that many have called the most stringent in the country.

The Friday ruling from U.S. District Court Judge Karin Immergut found that Oregon’s law is in line with the Second Amendment because it is in keeping with a U.S. tradition of “regulating uniquely dangerous features of weapons and firearms to protect public safety.”

Oregon’s Measure 114 bans large capacity magazines and requires residents to obtain a permit before purchasing firearms. While the law does not affect large-capacity magazines already owned by state residents, it does restrict those gun owners from taking those firearms outside their home for any reason other than gun range practice, shooting competitions, or hunting.

The Oregon Firearms Association, which first sued arguing the law was unconstitutional, expressed outrage at the ruling in a statement posted to their website.

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The Friday ruling from U.S. District Court Judge Karin Immergut found that Oregon’s law is in line with the 2nd Amendment because it is in keeping with a U.S. tradition of “regulating uniquely dangerous features of weapons and firearms to protect public safety.” (AP Photo/Andrew Selsky, File)

While the National Rifle Association has not filed a legal challenge against the law, its legislative arm condemned it as “the nation’s most extreme gun control Initiative.”

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