by Genevieve Grippo

Excerpt [Though IP 44 will not be on the November ballot, a local group called Jackson County Right to Bear Arms is continuing to battle proposed legislation that wold limit second amendment rights.

They say they aren’t surprised the petition was suspended.

“Most of the people that I keep in touch with on this didn’t think it would pass,” said Ryan Mallory, the effort’s campaign manager. “It was kind of an unenforceable thing. It removes your ability to use your firearm to protect yourself . So we weren’t as concerned about that one, but we’re happy it’s gone.”

Mallory said Initiative Petition 43 is a bigger concern for JACO Right to Bears Arms. That petition would impose separate restrictions, including a ban on certain firearms and magazines within the state.]

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