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Militia groups help gun rights measure pass in 8 Oregon counties

November 13, 2018 / Sabrina Balderama

OregonLive

By Shane Dixon Kavanaugh

November 6, 2018

Voters in eight of 10 Oregon counties approved a local measure aimed at bolstering the gun rights of residents, delivering widespread victories to an effort championed by militia groups. 

The so-called “Second Amendment Preservation Ordinance” declares that those living in counties that approve it have the right to own semi-automatic weapons and high-capacity magazines, regardless of state or federal law. The measure appeared on the ballot in Baker, Columbia, Douglas, Jackson, Klamath, Lake, Lincoln, Linn, Umatilla and Union counties. 

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