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Legislation (or "statutory law") is law which has been promulgated (or "enacted") by a legislature or other governing body or the process of making it. Before an item of legislation becomes law it may be known as a bill, and may be broadly referred to as "legislation", while it remains under consideration to distinguish it from other business. Legislation can have many purposes: to regulate, to authorize, to outlaw, to provide (funds), to sanction, to grant, to declare or to restrict. It may be contrasted with a non-legislative act which is adopted by an executive or administrative body under the authority of a legislative act or for implementing a legislative act.
Under the Westminster system, an item of primary legislation is known as an Act of Parliament after enactment.
Legislation is usually proposed by a member of the legislature (e.g. a member of Congress or Parliament), or by the executive, whereupon it is debated by members of the legislature and is often amended before passage. Most large legislatures enact only a small fraction of the bills proposed in a given session. Whether a given bill will be proposed and is generally a matter of the legislative priorities of government.
Legislation is regarded as one of the three main functions of government, which are often distinguished under the doctrine of the separation of powers. Those who have the formal power to create legislation are known as legislators; a judicial branch of government will have the formal power to interpret legislation (see statutory interpretation); the executive branch of government can act only within the powers and limits set by the law.
For any of you who don't know, although Measure 114 is in stasis, Senate Bill 348 was a "gut and stuff" which was a complete rewrite of measure 114 and is alive and well and in some cases WORSE in that is retroactively establishes the active date for the magazine ban to December 08th and...
I'm starting a new thread for information specific to the legislative side of 114. Regardless of the outcomes of the legal battles, there is little doubt in my mind that the legislature will take up some form of lawmaking with regard to 114. At this point, we don't know what will remain, but...
Lift Every Voice Oregon and Ceasefire are taking full political and emotional advantage of the recent school shooting in Texas to gut Oregon gun rights.
From the article, "The campaign aims to obtain 140,000 signatures for the petition by July 8... [G]un-control advocates are focusing on...
My tin-foil hat may be on a bit too tight but a couple things came to my attention this week which have me looking to buying more property for the purpose of gardening and keeping some protein on hand:
My wife has a friend, from college, who lives in the Fresno area. That family (three...
This came across my newsfeed this morning, so thought I’d pass it along. I’ve long stayed in the shadows enjoying my 2nd amendment rights without much a second thought until recently. Things like this are making me rethink my choices. Hope it gets some of you thinking on things as well. Stay...
The house has revised HB 2240 so that it no longer exempts law enforcement and military members while off-duty.
 Posted in wrong forum; mods please move to Firearm Legislation & Activism.
The 12-point agenda is thorough, including goals to regulate access to ammunition and high-capacity magazines, “address the intersection of alcohol and firearm violence,” allow local governments to enact stricter gun control, create a centralized background check system, and more.
Legislation to Repeal the Protection of Lawful Commerce in Arms Act Introduced | RECOIL
Earlier this week, Representative Adam Schiff (D-CA) and Senator Richard Blumenthal (D-CT) reintroduced the Equal Access to Justice for Victims of Gun Violence Act, which was previously introduced in the...
There has been some movement by the ATF to classify some AR uppers as a regulated receiver even though they don't have a hammer or firing mechanism. I am wondering if there is any proposed legislation in the US that is attempting to do that by law rather then ATF making up new determinations?
While we here in WA have had a lot of our Sheriff's publicly come out against I-1639 and other anti-gun legislation, one of the organizations they belong to (Washington Association of Sheriffs and Police Chiefs) has been supporting of anti-gun legislation.
Look at the below documents and you...
. Here is a repost of proposed firearms legislation from an email by David Brock Smith. You can make comments to the appropriate committees by following the links, clicking on the committee, and clicking on 'submit exhibit'. This may not be complete, I don't see one submitted directly by Kate...
The header reads ... these are now laws, no longer initiatives.
Current Anti-Gun Measures
Oregon Initiative 43 - Assault Weapon, Handgun, & Magazine Ban
Oregon Initiative 44 - Storage Requirements, Reporting, Owner Liability
Washington Initiative 1637 (I-1637) - Minimum Age 21
Please share any ideas you may have for legally preparing for an assault weapon type ban in Oregon. For example; I was told by a former FFL that all of his AR pattern receivers are registered as SBR's. He believes that this will get around any state restriction or ban legislation and allow him...