SALEM, Ore. (AP) -- The 2013 Oregon Legislature adjourned recently without any changes to the state's gun laws.
After December's mass shooting at a mall in suburban Portland and a massacre at a Connecticut elementary school, lawmakers in Salem jumped into the national debate over gun laws.
Democrats pitched plans to ban large-capacity ammunition magazines and some assault rifles.
But strong opposition from gun rights groups thwarted their plans. Gun control advocates aren't giving up and said they will introduce a plan to expand background checks again next session.