(Which law makes it a felony to transfer a firearm between individuals without involving a third party and registering your gun.)
I'm not sure exactly when Oregon's "Register Your Gun To Transfer Your Gun" law is scheduled to actually become law, but I suspect that I've already violated the terms of that unconstitutional act.
Anyway, I gave it to a friend who is more mechanically inclined than I am to fix it. I ordered the needful parts and had them sent directly to his home. Then at the next match we were able to meet, he gave my now-fixed gun back to me.
Pretty simple, huh?
But I think .. depending on the day of the week when either transfer took place ... one or both of us may now be felons.
Here's a suggested scenario, which may or may not be true.
I broke my gun on Monday, and gave it to my friend to fix on Tuesday. Wednesday the law came into effect. On Thursday my friend returned my repaired gun to me. On Friday my friend and I were arrested because we didn't go through a third party (someone with a Dealer's license) to register the transfer.
My friend is not a dealer, nor a 'registered' armorer .. which means nothing in this state but surely it's the next step in refining the terms of the bad bill which has been passed but possibly not yet enacted.
(I don't know if this law applies to us this week.)
So .. when I transferred my gun to my friend to repair, I didn't process the 'transaction' through the (as yet non-existent?) legal process.
But when he gave it back to me, we still didn't ask The State for permission to perform this entirely innocent act ...
So are we both felons now? Or if not, is ONE of us a felon and the other innocent ... for performing essentially the same act of transferring a firearm between us??
We may both, or one of us, have run afoul of the law. Which of us should be sent to jail, and is the other innocent merely because of fortuitous timing?