Courtney Sherwood for Reuters reports
Gun-control advocates on Wednesday decried as a misguided political maneuver a vote by Oregon county commissioners against enforcement of new statewide gun background check requirements.
Lane County’s commissioners in a 4-1 vote on Tuesday decreed that local government could not afford to investigate violations of the new law, and affirmed the “right of the people to keep and bear arms” under the U.S. Constitution’s Second Amendment.
The new law expands Oregon’s existing gun-sale background check requirements to cover nearly all private firearm buyers, closing loopholes that had allowed unvetted sales online or between individuals, and imposing new limits on sales to people with severe mental illness.
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