Oregon gun-control bills lack support in Senate

Oregon gun-control bills lack support in Senate
FILE - Gun control advocates took to the steps of the state Capitol a day ahead of a public hearing on four gun control bills. (KATU News file photo)

SALEM, Ore. (AP) — Four gun-control bills have hit a wall in the Oregon Legislature.

Senate President Peter Courtney said Monday the bills won't get a vote on the Senate floor because there isn't enough support for them to pass. Courtney says he'll appoint a group of lawmakers to try and come up with a bipartisan compromise.

The measures would have expanded background-check requirements, allowed school districts to ban guns and required live-fire training to obtain a concealed-handgun license. Only concealed weapons would have been allowed in public buildings.

Courtney, a Democrat from Salem, says he's particularly interested in finding a bipartisan compromise on background checks. Courtney has not said which legislators will work on a compromise.

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