Oregon gun control bills head to Senate floor

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Friday, April 19, 2013

Four gun control bills were voted out of the Senate Judiciary Committee after many negotiations and amendments.

Senate Bill 347 — designed to give school districts freedom to decide whether to allow concealed handgun license holders to bring their weapons to school grounds — was amended so that individual school districts are the ones required to vote to enact such a ban, instead of the original approach of allowing school districts to opt out of a pre-emptive statewide ban.

Similarly, Senate Bill 699 — originally intended to ban concealed handguns in all public buildings with some exceptions — was amended so that it simply requires concealed handgun license holders to keep their weapon “concealed from view” in those buildings.

Read more at The Register-Guard.

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