Ore. gun control backers look to next session

Ore. gun control backers look to next session

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Ore. gun control backers look to next session

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by LAUREN GAMBINO Associated Press

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Posted on July 13, 2013 at 9:49 AM

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.

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