Sen. Brian Boquist, of Dallas, doesn't intend for his bill to pass. He says he wants to "broaden the discussion on school violence and mass attacks." He says "it's not simply a firearms issue."
The Oregonian reports that the bill is modeled after legislation requiring background checks on gun sales.
Key Democratic lawmakers have said they won't push for limits on military-style, semi-automatic weapons or large-capacity magazines, but they're looking to expand background checks to cover all gun sales and transfers in Oregon.
They also want to ban guns in schools and the state Capitol.
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