- Associated Press - Monday, April 20, 2015

SALEM, Ore. (AP) - A seven-hour hearing has been scheduled for a bill expanding background checks to cover most private gun sales.

The House Committee on Rules set the public hearing for Wednesday. They’ll also hold a two-hour informational meeting prior to hearing public testimony.

If the bill passes, most gun transfers between people who aren’t close relatives would have to take place in front of a licensed gun dealer who can perform a background check.

Critics say the proposal would do little to curb gun violence. Proponents argue it’s needed to stop people from buying firearms online without a background check.

A two-hour Senate committee public hearing on the bill drew criticism from Republican lawmakers who said it didn’t allow enough time for everyone to testify.

___

SB 941

LOAD COMMENTS ()

 

Click to Read More

Click to Hide