Background Check Bill Headed to House Floor

The Oregon House Rules Committee today voted to send SB 941 to the House Floor with a "do pass" recommendation:

http://www.oregonlive.com/politics/index.ssf/2015/04/background_check_bill_for_priv.html#incart_river

SB 941 closes the private sales loophole in Oregon's existing background check requirement for firearms sales.  The bill requires private sales to have a background check conducted through a licensed firearms dealer.  The bill has exceptions for transfers to family members and temporary transfers such as for hunting.  The bill also allows the court to prohibit a person ordered to participate in assisted outpatient treatment from purchasing or possessing a firearm during the period of treatment.

A link to SB 941A is:

 https://olis.leg.state.or.us/liz/2015R1/Downloads/MeasureDocument/SB941/A-Engrossed