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Campaign to overturn Oregon gun control bill fails

Two Republican lawmakers who launched a referendum petition against Senate Bill 554 told OPB on Friday they had not collected the 74,680 signatures necessary to put the law before voters in next year’s general election. Those signatures are due by 5 p.m.


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A masked Nancy Pelosi addresses the media from a lectern in the Capitol as a masked Blumenthal looks on from over her right shoulder. American flags hang in the background.

House renews push to expand gun background checks

Emboldened by their majorities in the House and Senate, Democrats are making a new push to enact the first major new gun control laws in more than two decades and they're starting with stricter background checks.


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