- Associated Press - Thursday, April 2, 2015

SALEM, Ore. (AP) - An Oregon Senate committee is postponing a vote on a controversial bill requiring background checks on all private gun sales between people who aren’t related.

Sen. Floyd Prozanski, the chairman of the Senate Judiciary Committee, said Thursday he’s delaying the vote because an amendment has been introduced. He says the committee will now be voting on Monday.

The bill mandates all gun buyers and sellers who aren’t close relatives to visit a licensed gun dealer who can run a background check through the Oregon State Police.

The Republican-proposed amendment would remove the background check requirements from the bill. Instead, it would require driver’s licenses to label people with felony convictions. A gun-rights group says it would allow gun sellers to conduct their own background checks without creating a record of the transaction.

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