- Associated Press - Wednesday, June 3, 2015

EUGENE, Ore. (AP) - Commissioners say Lane County will enforce a new law requiring background checks for private gun sales despite their 4-1 vote declaring opposition.

The Register-Guard reports (http://bit.ly/1Iezg7h) commissioners said Lane County will still uphold the state law, but approved a resolution Tuesday saying the unfunded mandate creates an undue burden on local government.

Commissioner Pete Sorenson voted against the resolution, saying his fellow commissioners were pandering to voters.

Commissioner Jay Bozievich says this new law is one occasion where state lawmakers need to hear what a community like Lane County, with 300,000 residents, thinks is important.

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Information from: The Register-Guard, http://www.registerguard.com

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