- Associated Press - Thursday, February 18, 2016

MEDFORD, Ore. (AP) - Jackson County commissioners oppose expanding background checks for people looking to purchase guns.

The Mail Tribune reports (https://is.gd/r6Pabv ) that commissioners on Wednesday approved a written proclamation saying they don’t support expanding background checks and that they have a duty to support the Second Amendment that allows people to keep and bear arms.

Commissioner Doug Breidenthal says the proclamation takes a firm stance against proposed gun rights restrictions coming from state and federal governments.

The proclamation comes as a bill is working through the Oregon Legislature that would eliminate a provision that allows gun sales to people whose background checks take longer than three business days.

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