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Local sheriffs struggle with Measure 114

Sheriffs see burdens for them, businesses and public; group files federal lawsuit in Pendleton

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PENDLETON — Umatilla County Sheriff Terry Rowan said he will not enforce certain components of Ballot Measure 114, particularly a magazine capacity restriction that would ban sales of magazines holding more than 10 rounds, due to constitutional violations he says are associated with the measure.

“First of all, the above 10 round magazine capacity ban, we will not be enforcing that,” Rowan said. “It’s challenging enough as it is due to the constitutional violations that are associated with that.”

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— Hermiston Herald editor/senior reporter Erick Peterson contributed to this article.


Reporter for the East Oregonian, originally from Miami, Florida, spent the last several years in Tokyo, Japan. Speaks English, French, and a bit of Japanese. Focused on local news, profiles, and food reporting. Passionate about aviation.

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is he fired yet for NOT enforcing this ban?

better not be getting paid.

the redcoats did not possess magazines in the time constitution was written. not covered by 2nd.

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