Oregon lawmakers face threats, backlash ahead of votes on gun bills

Oregon lawmakers face threats, backlash ahead of votes on gun bills

FILE – In this Oct. 2, 2018, file photo, semi-automatic rifles are displayed on a wall at a gun shop in Lynnwood, Wash. Lawmakers in Oregon are considering a proposed gun storage law that would be the among strongest in America (AP Photo/Elaine Thompson, File) PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — Ahead of the Oregon Legislature’s final vote on two controversial gun bills lawmakers from both parties are receiving threats, letters of intimidation and recall petitions. The measures would enact among the strictest gun storage laws in the country and ban firearms from the state Capitol building. In March, six Republican Oregon senators did not participate in a walkout with fellow GOP lawmakers that would have denied quorum the day a gun bill was being voted on. As a result, senators that attended the floor session have received threats. And last week a Democratic representative who is Jewish and a victim of gun violence, has been targeted in flyers with anti-Semitic and holocaust imagery. Oregon State Police is investigating the recent hate crime against the Oregon lawmaker.

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