Judge will decide on new gun law this week
UPDATE: Magazine capacity limit in Oregon's gun measure goes forward.
A federal judge Friday said she will decide early next week whether or not she would block a voter-approved gun law days before it is set to take effect.
"This is a very complicated area of law," U.S. District Judge Karin J. Immergut said, explaining she wanted to review the two sides' arguments and the cases they referenced before making her decision, particularly given a recent Supreme Court ruling dramatically changing the standards that must be applied to gun laws. "It's a new landscape."
Immergut said issuing a temporary restraining order to block Oregon's Measure 114 from going into effect as scheduled Dec. 8 would be an extraordinary remedy. Though that is exactly what the people who have brought the lawsuit want.
The law would require anyone purchasing a firearm to get a permit first and ban magazines holding more than 10 rounds.
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