Oregon Governor Kate Brown on Monday signed into law a bill that will require background checks on nearly all gun buyers in the state.
The Oregon Firearms Safety Act expands background check requirements, already in place at stores and gun shows in the state, to include person-to-person and online gun sales.
“The bill provides a common-sense approach to accomplishing that goal without interfering with the lawful right of citizens to bear arms,” said Brown, a Democrat who took office in February after her predecessor resigned in an influence-peddling scandal.
The bill provides several exemptions, including gun loans for usage at shooting ranges or for hunting, or transfers between family members.
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