Gov. Brown signs nation's first gun safety bill since Florida school shooting

Gov. Kate Brown said the bill was introduced before the shooting took place.

Posted: Mar. 6, 2018 10:31 AM
Updated: Mar. 6, 2018 10:32 AM

SALEM, Ore. -- Gov. Kate Brown signed the first gun safety bill since the school shooting in Parkland, Florida.

House Bill 4145 was signed into law on Monday, March 5. The new laws adds more people to an existing ban that lawmakers passed in 2017, closing the "Intimate Partner Loophole."

It bans convicted domestic abusers and people under restraining orders from buying or owning guns and ammunition.

The bill received bipartisan support in the legislature.

Gov. Brown calls the bill common sense and lifesaving.

"I'm proud to sign this bill, making Oregon the first state to take action to prevent senseless gun violence since the tragedy in Parkland, Florida," Governor Brown said. "We know we have more to do. It's long past time we hold the White House and Congress accountable. Now's the time to enact real change and federal gun safety legislation."

The governor's office said this makes Oregon the first state to pass gun-related legislation since the Florida school shooting. It was introduced before the shooting took place.

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