Governor Brown today signed Senate Bill 941 which requires background checks on all private party gun sales. Transfers between family members and use during hunting excursions are not affected. Here’s the story in the Oregonian. Click here.
House Republican Leader Mike McLane (R-Powell Butte) issued the following statement in response to Governor Brown’s signing of Senate Bill 941:
“I’m disappointed, but not surprised, that Governor Brown today signed another partisan bill that was passed into law by one party and without any bipartisan compromise. The good intentions behind Senate Bill 941 do not change the fact that it is a deeply flawed and unenforceable piece of legislation that targets responsible, law-abiding Oregonians without increasing support for critical mental health services or securing additional resources for law enforcement. Today’s signing of SB 941 represents another milestone in what is already becoming the most partisan and misguided session in recent memory.”
The law takes effect in 90 days.