Local News, Politics

Sheriffs to spurn parts of Measure 114

While a slight majority of Oregon voters elected to approve Measure 114 - which would require permits to buy all firearms and ban high capacity magazines - the legislation was overwhelmingly unpopular in most rural counties.Voters in 29 of Oregon’s 36 counties voted against it. In Josephine County, 114 was opposed by 29,567 voters, constituting nearly 70% of the electorate.Naturally, with a hot button issue that commands as much passion as gun . . .