State Voters' Pamphlet Signature Sheet | State Measure Argument Petition ID 11082022-VP-10489 To the Secretary of State of Oregon: I am an active Oregon voter. I have read and agree with the attached measure argument and request it be printed in the state voters' pamphlet. Argument Information Measure No. Support/Opposition Election Measure 114 Argument in Opposition 2022 General Election Argument Submitted By Charles E Rose, Jr, Portland Socialist Rifle Association Instructions for Signers You must be an active registered voter of the State of Oregon. Do not sign if you are not. It is against the law to sign a petition more than one time. Do not sign if you previously signed a signature sheet for this argument. The measure argument must be attached. Do not sign if it is not printed on the back of this sheet or stapled to it. Signature Date Signed mm/dd/yy Print Name Residence or Mailing Address street, city, zip code 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 Circulator Certification This certification must be completed by the circulator and additional signatures should not be collected on this sheet once the certification has been signed and dated! I hereby certify that I witnessed the signing of the signature sheet by each individual whose signature appears on the signature sheet, and I believe each person is a voter qualified to sign the petition. Circulator Signature Date Signed mm/dd/yy Initial any change you make to the date signed Sheet Number Completed by Submitter Printed Name of Circulator Circulator’s Address street, city, zip code County Elections Officials provide a separate certification to attach to the petition. Measure Argument 2022 General Election Measure 114 Argument in Opposition Charles E Rose, Jr, Portland Socialist Rifle Association Gun violence is an urgent problem that needs effective action; however, Measure 114 has serious potential to harm some of our most vulnerable communities. It is important to consider POC (people of color) and people of marginalized genders who will be unfairly targeted by poorly written, misleading, and unclear laws, which is why we urge you to vote NO on this bill. The ambiguous wording of this bill—which gives police the power to determine who can or cannot obtain a gun based on unclear criteria—leaves vulnerable groups reliant on the whims of law enforcement. The bill is written to mislead by calling these police officers "permit agents" but they are in fact either police chiefs or county sheriffs. Law enforcement should not be responsible for deciding who is allowed to be armed, especially when they have a long and recent history of oppressing marginalized groups. These kinds of laws have been used to incarcerate and extend sentences for POC and gender nonconforming individuals. The magazine ban requires people in possession of standard magazines over 10 rounds to have an undefined form of proof that they possessed the magazines before the effective date of the bill. Additionally, a written exception for law enforcement agents will likely exclude their personal magazines from the ban. It is probable that the only people who will face the burden of proof will be those already targeted by police. This bill as written serves to imprison and punish otherwise law-abiding vulnerable groups, all in the name of preventing gun violence. The police effectively get to decide who should be armed—a decision which may be prohibitively expensive to appeal— without any oversight. Please vote No on Measure 114. PDX SRA is the Portland chapter of the Socialist Rifle Association, a 501(c)(4) firearms education organization that seeks to empower those marginalized by a capitalist society.