Wednesday, February 20, 2013

Gun Control Supporters in Oregon Legislature Run for Cover After Facing fierce opposition

Photo Credit: Michael Lloyd/The Oregonian
Heated opposition from 2nd Amendment supporters caused Oregon lawmakers to run for cover, as they backed down from their controversial attempt to band the sales of semi-automatic rifles and large gun clips.
Senate Judiciary Chairman Floyd Prozanski, D-Eugene, said he has decided not to take up either bill in his committee, believing those issues are better left to Congress.
Instead, he said he would push ahead with a bill to expand background checks to almost all private gun transfers, as well as three measures dealing with concealed handgun licenses – including one that would for the first time bar most permit holders from bringing their guns into the state Capitol.

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