SALEM, Ore. (AP) -- About 150 gun-control advocates rallied outside Oregon's statehouse to show support for legislation that would add new restrictions on carrying and selling firearms.
A smaller crowd of gun-rights activists also showed up at the Thursday rally to protest the proposed legislation.
The state Senate has introduced four bills that would require background checks on private sales at gun shows, require a shooting test to obtain a concealed-handgun license, and impose restrictions on carrying guns in elementary and secondary schools, as well as public buildings.
Lawmakers abandoned proposed legislation that would have banned military-style rifles and large capacity ammo magazines.
At the rally, some in the crowd said the bills that have advanced don't go far enough.