Oregon lawmakers passed a bill Monday that requires criminal background checks for private gun sales, sending it to Gov. Kate Brown’s desk for her signature. The bill passed the Oregon House in a 32-28 vote after nearly five hours of debate and requires background checks for most private sales and transfers, except between family members such as siblings. Oregon’s measure is the latest victory for supporters of stricter gun laws in the hotly contested subject of gun rights since the 2012 mass shooting in Newtown, Connecticut. Brown has yet to publicly comment on the bill, but Democratic Sen. Floyd Prozanki said he was confident she would sign it after he spoke with her Monday.
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