Ore. lawmaker's satirical bill targets knife sales
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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