Clackamas County Republican Party Votes to Oppose IP-43 and IP-44

Oregon City, OR – The Clackamas County Republican Party, at its quarterly Central Committee Meeting on April 21, 2018, voted unanimously to oppose IP-43 and IP-44.

The Initiative Petitions being circulated in Oregon would define ALL semi-automatic rifles as “assault weapons”, prohibiting any future sales in Oregon. They would also require current owners of any semi-automatic rifle to either submit to a background check and register the rifle, or turn it in to law enforcement, make it inoperable or destroy it.

The same would be held true for ANY magazine capable of holding 11 or more rounds of ammunition. EACH magazine would be required to be registered and the owner would be required to submit to a background check to keep a magazine they already own.

The Clackamas County Republican Party has continued to support candidates who believe in and support the gun rights of every citizen as guaranteed by the 2nd Amendment of the U.S. Constitution. The Oregon Firearms Federation assigned a grade to each candidate in the 2018 Primary Election. This grade is based upon the results of a survey sent to each candidate and voting history of current legislators. The grades assigned by OFF can be found on their website at

“With a statewide coordinated effort, with lots of hard work, with the right message to the right people, we will stop, now and in the future, Oregon’s liberal and unconstitutional attempt to take away our right to own and possess guns as guaranteed under the 2nd Amendment of our US Constitution,” said Ron Le Blanc, Past Chair of the Clackamas County Republican Party.

The Clackamas County Central Committee is the highest party authority in the county and has sole authority to adopt rules/resolutions for all matters of the Clackamas County Republican Party.

Monday 04/30/2018 6:00 AM PT
Contact CCRP Chair Traci Hensley


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