Tuesday, May 5, 2015

Oregon Bill Passes Expanding Background Checks for Gun Sales

Local news

An Oregon bill expanding background checks to encompass nearly all gun sales in the state made it through the Legislature on Monday, overcoming obstacles that stymied two previous attempts to pass similar laws.

The measure now heads to Democratic Gov. Kate Brown, who has indicated support. Her signature would make Oregon the eighth state to require screening before firearms could be transferred between private, unrelated owners. No other states have passed such legislation this year, advocates said.


  1. You mean "Oregon passes a bill banning the private sale of firearms". They didn't "expand" anything- just made more stuff a crime.

    1. Yeah, like selling a gun to someone who might or might not be a felon or psychotic.

    2. "Might or might not be..." Why is the crime the same even when the buyer or borrower (remember it's not just about sales ) is a perfectly sane person with a squeaky clean record?

    3. Because that's the only way to prevent the one, by preventing both. You know this but you keep harping on it anyway.