SALEM, Ore. (AP) — Democratic Oregon Gov. Kate Brown has signed into law a bill that bars convicted domestic abusers and people under restraining orders from buying or owning guns and ammunition.
Brown signed the bill that adds more people to an existing ban on the steps of the Oregon State Capitol as several hundred onlookers cheered.
Among them were high school students who had come to press for school safety and to meet with Brown.
Brown said the law is the first passed since the Valentine’s Day massacre at a Florida school.
The bill was introduced before the shooting, and was passed by lawmakers after the killings of 17 people.