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Law enforcement agencies are not prepared to process permit applications when the law is scheduled to take effect.

COURTESY PHOTO: KOIN 6 NEWS - A man enters a gun shop in Salem before Oregon voters approved new restrictions.Oregon Attorney General Ellen Rosenblum announced Sunday night that state's Department of Justice wants a postponement of some provisions in Measure 114, the new gun law recently approved by voters.

Measure 114 is scheduled to take effect Thursday, Dec. 8. It is already facing legal challenges from a number of groups, one of which includes an Oregon county sheriff.

Rosenblum's decision "was made only after local law enforcement clarified that they would not be able to process permit applications as soon Dec. 8, when Measure 114 takes effect," a release from the AG's office said.

However, they are only asking for a postponement of certain parts of the law. The Oregon DOJ said "other parts of the measure should take effect as scheduled, including the process for applying for permits, the restrictions on large capacity magazines, and the requirement that background checks must be completed — and not just requested — before firearms can be transferred."

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