Oregon gun control bills head to Senate floor

Oregon gun control bills head to Senate floor

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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