Initiative Petition 43: Prohibiting the Sale of Assault Weapons and Large Capacity Magazines 


Clergy members of all faiths, youth, advocates and responsible gun owners have come together to promote safety in our schools, our streets, and throughout our country.

The coalition "Lift Every Voice Oregon" has filed IP43 for the November 2018 election to promote safety for all residents by reducing future sale or transfer of assault weapons and large capacity magazines in Oregon.

The ballot initiative proposes two steps to make Oregon a safer place for all residents.

  • The first is to regulate the ownership of semiautomatic weapons, assault weapons and large capacity magazines. 
  • The second is to prohibit the future sale or transfer of these weapons and magazines in Oregon.

The majority of Oregonians are frustrated that our political leaders have not taken action to protect our children from assault weapons and large capacity magazines. It is our duty and privilege to stand with the young people around the country and in Oregon to restrict these highly lethal assault weapons.

The IP43 ballot title is currently working its way through Oregon's review process. Although we are not able to gather petition signatures just yet, we are training thousands of volunteers around the state so we are ready to gather petition signatures as soon as the title is finally approved.

We know that it is a big lift to get IP43 on the ballot for November 2018. We need over 88,000 valid signatures to qualify for the ballot and we are hopeful that our thousands of supporters will get enough time to gather the signatures.

That said, we are realistic. If we do not have sufficient time to gather the ballot initiative signatures, we will not give up!! This is the first step and we will not rest until all Oregonians are protected from assault weapons and our children can go to school without fear.

Click here for the full text of IP43.


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Lift Every Voice and Sing

Lift every voice and sing
till earth and heaven ring,
ring with the harmonies
of liberty.
Let our rejoicing rise
high as the listening skies,
let it resound
loud as the rolling sea.

Sing a song full of the faith
that the dark past has taught us;
sing a song full of the hope
that the present has brought us:
facing the rising sun of the new day begun,
let us march on till victory is won.

James Weldon Johnson  1871-1938