Several Oregon sheriffs say they won’t enforce Measure 114’s magazine capacity limit


“I want to send a clear message to Linn County residents that the Linn County Sheriff’s Office will NOT enforce magazine capacity limits,” the post read. “This measure is poorly drafted and there is still much to be ironed out regarding the licensing process, who should undergo the training and what exactly the training should cover.”

Since the posting, at least two other Oregon sheriffs have also vowed not to uphold the measure.

Union County Sheriff Cody Bowen posted applause on social media and joined Duncan’s statement.

“As Sheriff of Union County, I agree 100% with Sheriff Duncan! This is a violation of our constitutional rights and will not be enforced by my office,” his post read. This measure will only harm law-abiding gun owners and waste time with additional and redundant background checks.”

Malheur County Sheriff Brian Wolfe said in an interview that he also has no plans to enforce magazine capacity limits.

“That’s how it’s going to be. We have already made that decision,” he said. “The supreme law of the land is a constitution of the United States, and I believe this measure is totally unconstitutional.”

— Christina Giardinelli on Some Oregon Sheriffs Vow Not to Enforce Parts of Gun Control Measure