Bill closing 'Intimate Partner Loophole' passes Oregon Senate with bipartisan support
Salem, OR—Governor Kate Brown today praised the Oregon Senate and House of Representatives for their bipartisan support of sensible legislation to prevent violence by a firearm. HB 4145
closes the “Intimate Partner Loophole” by preventing convicted stalkers and domestic violence offenders from buying guns and keeping guns. Governor Brown is expected to sign HB 4145 and released the following statement:
"Closing the 'Intimate Partner Loophole' is an important step to keep Oregonians safer, and to keep guns out of the wrong hands. Passing this bill was a priority for me this session, but we know there's more that must be done.
"The bipartisan support for HB 4145 reflects what Oregonians and Americans have long felt and are now loudly urging — ending senseless gun violence is possible if we put politics aside and work together on practical solutions. Sadly, what's different this time, is it took the voices and outrage of youth devastated by gun violence to hold decision makers' feet to the fire.
"We need national action and federal legislation. Now's the time to enact real change, and I'm encouraged to see students in Oregon and across the nation engaged and joining the call for gun safety legislation. It's long past time we hold the White House, Congress, and legislators accountable."