Oregon lawmakers pass gun-control bill; governor to sign it

SALEM, Ore. (AP) — People convicted of stalking and domestic violence or with restraining orders in Oregon won’t be able to buy or own guns or ammunition after the Senate passed a bill. It next goes to Gov. Kate Brown for her signature.

Brown, who on Tuesday told a Senate panel that anguished voices in the wake of the school shooting in Florida must be heard, said after the 16-13 vote Thursday that the bill will help keep guns out of the wrong hands. The bill earlier passed the House. Brown said she will sign it into law.

The Democratic governor said national action and federal legislation are also needed.

One of the senators who backed the bill, Floyd Prozanski, remembered how his sister had been shot dead by an enraged boyfriend.