Oregon voters passed one of the country's strongest gun safety policies at the ballot in 2022. There is no single solution to end the gun violence epidemic, but Ballot Measure 114 will significanlreduce firearm injuries and deaths in Oregon -- if the courts allow it to go into effect and state and local officials implement it effectively.
We have the power to reduce gun violence in our communities.
It’s time to tackle this crisis head-on.
Fully implement and fund Measure 114, Oregon’s voter-approved gun safety law.
Measure 114 requires a completed background check, safety training and a permit to purchase a firearm. It also limits sale and use of ammunition magazines that can fire more than 10 rounds without needing to reload.
Evidence shows that these policies will save lives.
Oregon has passed several proven tools to reduce gun violence. But some local communities aren't taking advantage of these policies.
Jurisdictions with a dedicated plan and funding to implement gun violence prevention policies have been as much as four times more effective at removing firearms from dangerous situations.
Increase investments in community-based violence prevention and intervention programs that address the root causes of violence and help people heal.
These programs work with youth and families to address factors that cause violence, reduce conflict and help people get back on track after violence occurs.
“Two weeks before Christmas, my mom Cindy went to the mall to buy gifts for our family, and she never came home. While she was carrying her bags around Clackamas Town Center, a gunman opened fire with a stolen gun, and he killed her.
My mom was a hospice nurse who always took care of others, and she was the best mom. It’s been nine years since that awful Tuesday when we got the call that my mom was killed, and I still think about her every day. I just had my first baby, and during my pregnancy, I wished I could’ve called my mom to ask her advice. I’m sad for my daughter that she’ll never get to meet her grandma—because my mom would’ve been the world’s best grandma.
What hurts most is that her death was entirely preventable. Increasing gun safety so that this doesn’t happen to other families will mean my mom didn’t die for nothing.”