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Not enough signatures for Oregon Castle Doctrine 2014 Initiative

Discussion in 'Legal & Political Archive' started by Nick Burkhardt, Jul 1, 2014.

  1. Nick Burkhardt

    Nick Burkhardt NE Oregon Well-Known Member

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    I just got off the phone with Kevin Mannix who relayed the sad news that the Oregon Castle Doctrine 2014 Initiative petition is short by over 10,000 signatures and won't get on the November 2014 ballot.

    We needed 100,000 voter signatures by July 3rd.

    http://commonsensefororegon.com/oregoncastledoctrineact/
     
  2. etrain16

    etrain16 Oregon Bronze Supporter Bronze Supporter

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    That sucks. I got a number of people to sign myself. I hope he plans to bring this forward again.

    Honestly though, I hardly heard much about this petition drive. Probably needs more press if it's going to go through. This forum was the only place I ever saw it discussed and I can't recall the last time it was brought up.
     
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  3. NWGlockgal

    NWGlockgal Oregon Well-Known Member

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    I didn't know anything about it until now.....
     
  4. rocky3

    rocky3 oregon coast Active Member

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    Me too.
     
  5. Nick Burkhardt

    Nick Burkhardt NE Oregon Well-Known Member

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  6. 2ndDefendsThe1st

    2ndDefendsThe1st Salem, Oregon New Member

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    This is the first I have heard of it. I thought Oregon already has a castle doctrine.
     
  7. silverspyder

    silverspyder Clackamas, OR New Member

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    First time I'm hearing about it as well.
     
  8. Nick Burkhardt

    Nick Burkhardt NE Oregon Well-Known Member

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    While the ORS and case law establish that you do not have a duty to retreat while on your home or property, you can still be sued civily by your attackers family even if you are not charged or acquitted by the State. This Castle Law would have prevented that.
     
  9. Hrethgir

    Hrethgir Beaverton, OR Active Member

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    Me neither. Only petition I've been asked to sign this year was the alcohol in stores/legalized marijuana one, they were outside the DMV. Haven't seen or heard of this castle doctrine one.
     
  10. BigStick

    BigStick Sherwood, OR Well-Known Member

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    I would have signed if I still lived there.

    Try again next year.
     
  11. Decker

    Decker My house Active Member

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    Same story here... Had not heard anything about this until now. Someone needs to run a social media campaign or something next time. :(