Monday, August 1, 2016

Lake Oswego pastor could face charges in transfer of AR-15

From Oregon-

The allegations came to light on Friday after Lucas, who passed a background check at a local gun shop before taking possession of the AR-15, told the Washington Post that he and his wife then “drove it to the home of a parishioner, a ‘responsible gun owner,’ Lucas said, who offered to keep the rifle locked up in a gun safe until the pastor is ready to destroy it.”

For that transfer of possession to be legal under Oregon law, the Christ Church Episcopal parishioner should have undergone a background check at a licensed gun dealer while Lucas was present. If that did not happen, Lucas may have committed a Class A misdemeanor, which is punishable by a fine of up to $6,250 and as much as a year in jail.

Johnson said it was up to the Oregon State Police to decide whether to conduct its own investigation or defer to another agency. He did not say how long a state investigation would take, and attempts to reach the OSP on Sunday were unsuccessful.

More here-

No comments: