By Associated Press - Thursday, April 16, 2015

SALEM, Ore. (AP) - Three Oregon lawmakers are the targets of possible recalls after co-sponsoring legislation that would expand background checks for private gun sales.

The Register-Guard reports ( ) a Junction City gun shop owner filed a petition to recall House Majority Leader Val Hoyle Tuesday, the same day Senate Democrats approved the bill and passed it to the Democratic-controlled House.

On Wednesday, a Washington County man filed recall petitions against Sen. Chuck Riley of Hillsboro and Rep. Susan McLain of Forest Grove. Both are freshman Democrats from swing districts who signed onto the background check measure.

If the petitioners get the go-ahead from the secretary of state, they’ll have until July 13 to collect several thousand signatures in support of the recall effort.

No previous recall effort against an Oregon lawmaker has been successful.


Information from: The Register-Guard,

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