Bill allowing gun ban in public buildings advances in Oregon

SALEM, Ore. (AP) — Democrats in an Oregon Senate committee have unanimously approved a bill that would allow jurisdictions to decide whether people with concealed handgun license into a public building, over the opposition of Republicans and numerous gun owners. The Judiciary Committee recommended the bill be passed by the full Senate with amendments. If that happens, it would then go to the House. Under current Oregon law, a person with a concealed handgun license can possesses a firearm or other weapon while in a public building. Some 2,000 pieces of written testimony came in. It underscores the passion people feel in support of, and opposition to, gun control.