“We know exactly what it takes to stop gun violence: Finish the Job of expanding Brady background checks. We’re excited to see Gov. McAuliffe and Senators Kaine and Warner stepping forward to take leadership roles in passing legislation to stop gun violence,” said Dan Gross, President of the Brady Campaign to Prevent Gun Violence.
"Make no mistake, Brady background checks save lives. Eighteen states have laws that expand background checks. We'll work state by state until Congress gets the message and finishes the job to expand Brady background checks to all gun sales."
On May 11, 2015, Oregon became the eighth state to require life-saving Brady background checks for all gun sales, when Governor Kate Brown signed SB 941 into law, making every Oregonian safer, and continuing to build exciting and unprecedented national momentum state-by-state.
Oregon continues to move forward legislation to expand life-saving Brady background checks to all gun sales, including online purchases, after the Oregon State House passed SB 941 by a vote of 33 to 28.
Oregon is one step closer to expanding life-saving Brady background checks to all gun sales, including online purchases, after the Oregon State Senate passed SB 941 on April 14. Current state law requires background checks on guns sold by licensed dealers or at gun shows. The bill next moves to the Oregon State House of Representatives.
“It is supported by the overwhelming majority of Oregon voters and it would do nothing to impede the average law-abiding citizen from buying and owning guns. It should be about as much as of a no-brainer as you could ever imagine. Yet the corporate gun lobby remains hell bent on defeating it by whatever means possible. That’s why it is essential that every Oregon voter contact his or her state legislators and hold them accountable to put the safety of Oregon citizens ahead of the interests of the corporate gun lobby.”
The new CrimAdvisor.com site and video are based on the Brady Campaign’s annual state scorecard, ranking all 50 states on how much they do (or don’t do) to keep guns out of the hands of criminals and other dangerous people.
Congress, once again, has the opportunity to save lives by passing newly introduced legislation to expand Brady background checks to cover all sales online and at gun shows.
Sen. John Cornyn (R-TX) has introduced a bill which would federally mandate a national concealed carry policy requiring all states to recognize gun carry permits from any other states with weaker gun safety laws.
On January 7, a federal grand jury in Cincinnati indicted Michael Hoyt, a bartender who had told police in October that he believed he was Jesus Christ, and that he had a loaded .380 Beretta handgun, with which he planned to shoot House Speaker John Boehner (R-Ohio).