Redmond firearms training business concerned about uncertain … – KTVZ

Says he’s at risk of having less access to ammunition and firearms to train customers
(Update: Adding comments from Liberation Firearms Training Founder Kenneth Brown)
REDMOND, Ore. (KTVZ) — As the future of Measure 114 remains uncertain, law enforcement, businesses and the general public await further court rulings and details on whether and how the gun law will take effect.
Liberation Firearms Training, based in Redmond, is one business concerned about the long-term impacts Measure 114 will have on its operation.
Founder Kenneth Brown said he’s concerned about having access to guns and ammunition from the gun stores he partners with.
If they end up closing, his customers won’t be able to rent firearms for training.
“A lot of people are just confused about the process,” Brown said Tuesday.
The training business, soon to be renamed Liberation Training Academy, opened just last year and has received an influx of concerns from customers.
“Typically, people get scared, you know – fear does a lot,” he said.
Brown said that has led to the mass buying of firearms, and more people interested in training.
The training business has second-party affiliations, so their customers who don’t have firearms can rent them.
With Measure 114, Brown said it could negatively affect the businesses they partner with, including a Bend store.
“If that pretty much closes, now we don’t have a place for me to get rental firearms, or you know, for them to get a firearm, period,” Brown said.
Brown anticipates long-term effects include shortages in ammunition and guns, making it tough to run his business.
“Kind of the big issue there,” Brown said.
 A Harney County Judge has blocked the measure’s high-capacity magazine ban indefinitely. 
The measure was set to go into effect Dec. 8, but was issued a one month stay after several concerns from law enforcement agencies about how to implement it. 
Bola Gbadebo is a multimedia journalist for NewsChannel 21. Learn more about Bola here.
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