Oregon bill would require permits to buy guns, limit ammunition

Tips for practicing gun safety at all times whether at home, hunting or at the range. Statesman Journal A bill set to appear in the Legislature this year would require Oregonians to obtain a permit before buying a gun, limit the amount of ammunition a person could buy, outlaw magazines with a capacity of more than five rounds and create gun locking and storage requirements. It’s the broadest of more than a dozen bills dealing with guns submitted by lawmakers ahead of the 2019 Legislature , which convenes Jan. 22. The bill came from Students for Change, a group of Lake Oswego teens formed last year after the shooting at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Florida. They lobbied lawmakers and Gov. Kate Brown last year and pledged to come back this year with a legislative proposal. Rep. Andrea Salinas, D-Lake Oswego, and Sen. Rob Wagner, D- Tualatin, submitted Senate Bill 501 on their behalf. Wagner said that it’s "probably a long shot that something like this passes in whole cloth," but this is the bill the students wanted to put in front of the Legislature. In this Oct. 2, 2018, photo, semi-automatic rifles fill a wall at a gun shop in Lynnwood, Wash. (Photo: Elaine Thompson / AP) "What we told them is that this is your movement, and we want to support you as representatives," Wagner said. Some other 2019 bills focus on aspects of SB 501, such as raising the minimum age for purchasing a […]

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