Oregon House OKs stronger enforcement of domestic abuser gun ban

KGW - 04-23


SALEM, Ore. — The Oregon House moved to close a loophole that allowed domestic abusers to illegally hold on to their firearms. Lawmakers voted 43-15 for stronger enforcement of a 2015 bill that prohibited those with domestic violence or stalking convictions from owning guns. House Majority Leader Jennifer Williamson, who sponsored the measure, said that domestic abusers have been able to keep their guns by skipping out on court hearings.