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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 â€œdrove it to the home of a parishioner, a â€˜responsible gun owner,â€™ Lucas said, who offered to keep the rifle locked up in a gun safe until the pastor is ready to destroy it.â€
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.