Gov. Kate Brown signs bill banning stalkers, domestic violence offenders from buying guns

Oregon Gov. Kate Brown discusses her legislative priorities for the 2018 session at the state Capitol in Salem, Oregon on Jan. 29, 2018. (Photo: Steve Benham/ Staff)

Governor Kate Brown signed the HB 4145 bill into law on Monday afternoon that prevents stalkers and domestic violence offenders from buying or keeping guns.

"I'm proud to sign this bill, making Oregon the first state to take action to prevent senseless gun violence since the tragedy in Parkland, Florida," Governor Brown said. "Today marks an important milestone, but we know we have more to do. It's long past time we hold the White House and Congress accountable. Now's the time to enact real change and federal gun safety legislation."

The bill is known as the "Intimate Partner Loophole" received bipartisan support in the legislature.

Prior to signing the bill, Governor Kate Brown met with students to talk about steps they will like to see happen in the state to improve school safety and the importance to end gun violence.

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