OR Legislature Gets Earful on Gun Control
April 5, 2013, 4:05 pm
The Oregon Legislature held a hearing on four gun control bills being considered. It drew those both for and against to the state capitol in Salem.
One of the bills would require background checks when selling or transferring guns. Another tightens up the requirements for concealed carry permits.
Senate Bill 347 would stop anyone who has a concealed carry permit from entering a school with a gun unless that school district opts out.
Senate Bill 699 would keep concealed guns out of the capitol unless permission is given by a legislative administrator ahead of time.
The husband and daughter of Cindy Yuille, who was killed in the Clackamas Town Center shootings both testified. Oregon Governor John Kitzhaber, Portland Mayor Charlie Hales and Police Chief Mike Reese were also in attendance.