SALEM, Ore. (AP) — An Oregon bill that would require background checks for private gun sales appears to be in trouble. Senate President Peter Courtney has promised to allow a vote in the full Senate if the measure can get out of the Judiciary Committee. But there wasn’t enough support in Judiciary, so on Thursday that…More
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Supporters of universal background checks for gun sales on Wednesday submitted most of the signatures they need to qualify for a 2014 statewide initiative. Jewish Federation shooting victim Cheryl Stumbo and other Initiative 594 backers showed up in Olympia with an estimated 250,401 signatures on more than 15,000 petitions, according to the Secretary of State’s office. While…More