After the Valentine’s Day shooting at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Florida, a number of state legislatures, mostly in Democrat-controlled states, ran to pass more gun control measures in hopes of preventing more school shootings and gun violence.
The Florida Senate did pass a measure with several gun provisions, but it still has to go to the state House where it’s passage is yet uncertain.
However, the Oregon legislature passed a measure to expand on existing state laws that forbid anyone convicted of any form of domestic violence from owning or possessing a firearm. Gov. Kate Brown, a liberal Democrat was more than happy to sign the bill into law, making the Oregon the first state to pass a gun control law since the infamous shooting.
(UPI) – Oregon is the first state in the nation to ratify new gun control legislation following the deadly high school shooting in Florida last month that killed 17.
Gov. Kate Brown signed the state’s new gun law Monday night, which expands bans on firearms to people convicted of domestic violence, closing the so-called “boyfriend loophole” that allowed persons who aren’t living with, married to or have children with a partner to keep their weapons.
The legislature passed the measure last month.
“I couldn’t be more proud to sign #HB4145 into law today,” Brown tweeted Tuesday…
This isn’t surprising for to hear that Oregon was the first to enact a gun control law, considering they were also the first state to legalize doctor assisted suicide and they were the first state to pass a law that automatically registers everyone to vote when they obtain or renew a driver’s license, regardless if they are non-citizen or illegal aliens who do not have the legal right to vote.