Oregon Moves on Gun Control

People convicted of stalking and domestic violence or with restraining orders won't be able to buy or own guns or ammunition in Oregon under a new gun control measure that was passed last week in the Oregon Legislature and is now headed to Gov. Kate Brown who plans to sign it into law.

Brown told a Senate panel that the anguished voices of victims, especially in the wake of the recent school shooting in Florida, must be heard, saying the bill will help keep guns out of the wrong hands. The bill earlier passed the Oregon House.

“Closing the 'Intimate Partner Loophole' is an important step to keep Oregonians safer, and keep guns out of the wrong hands,” Brown said.

One of the senators who backed the bill, Floyd Prozanski, remembered how his sister had been shot dead by an enraged boyfriend.