Spokesman Tim Raphael said Wednesday the massacre at a Connecticut elementary school has caused everyone to consider these issues, and there's "clearly an opportunity to make progress" on the divisive issue of gun control.
Meanwhile, State Sen. Ginny Burdick, a Portland Democrat, plans to introduce legislation that would ban gun magazines with more than 10 rounds.
Republican Sen. Ted Ferrioli, of John Day, says Burdick's suggestion and a potential ban on semiautomatic rifles would affect law-abiding citizens and do nothing to deter criminals or madmen.
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