|Originally Posted By Roguelawyer:|
|Originally Posted By PromptCritical:|
From the Oregon Revised Statutes
|166.272 Unlawful possession of machine guns, certain short-barreled firearms and firearms silencers. |
(1) A person commits the crime of unlawful possession of a machine gun, short-barreled rifle, short-barreled shotgun or firearms silencer if the person knowingly possesses any machine gun, short-barreled rifle, short-barreled shotgun or firearms silencer.
(2) Unlawful possession of a machine gun, short-barreled rifle, short-barreled shotgun or firearms silencer is a Class B felony.
(3) A peace officer may not arrest or charge a person for violating subsection (1) of this section if the person has in the person’s immediate possession documentation showing that the machine gun, short-barreled rifle, short-barreled shotgun or firearms silencer is registered as required under federal law.
(4) It is an affirmative defense to a charge of violating subsection (1) of this section that the machine gun, short-barreled rifle, short-barreled shotgun or firearms silencer was registered as required under federal law. [1989 c.839 §13a; 1997 c.749 §8; 1997 c.798 §1]
The question is, if by some monumental stroke of judicial or legislative genius, the National Firearms Act was removed from law, and NFA stuff was no longer federally restricted:
Would the lack of basis under Federal law mean the above code is null and void?
Or would we be completely screwed since there would be no way to federally register the weapons and thus no way to meet the requirements of the state law? (not to mention ironic)
You would be screwed.
Registration as required by federal law is an affirmative defense under the Oregon statute. If the federal law was repealed (won't happen) then there would be no affirmative defense. It wouldn't affect subsection 1 which states that it is forbidden to knowingly posses a machine gun . . . etc. Possession would still be illegal. As a result it is the Federal Government that protects your NFA gun rights at this time. If Hillary or Rudy take that away then kiss em goodbye.
And I might add that it is a fairly serious offense. It is a Felony classified as a level 6 on the crime seriousness scale. Same as Sodomy 3, Rape 3, Trafficking in Stolen Vehicles, Extortion to name a few. All firearms and destructive device offenses are level 6 along with unlawful possession of body armor.
huh?.. What exactly does that mean?.... Maybe i live under a rock but can you explain? It can be illegal to own body armor?
Step 1) Cut a hole in the box! Step 2) Put your junk in that box! Step 3) Have her open that box! And that's the way you doooo it.