Oregon Senate to discuss bill aimed at ridding domestic abusers of guns

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House Bill 2013 is in the hands of the Oregon Senate, and on Wednesday the Senate Judiciary Committee will hold a hearing on it.

The Oregon chapter of Moms Demand Action for Gun Sense in America, which is a part of Everytown for Gun Safety, says it has plans to head to Salem on Wednesday, along with gun violence survivors, to talk with lawmakers about the bill.

The bill would force people convicted of certain domestic violence crimes to give up their guns and ammunition. Supporters of the bill say under current Oregon law, those criminals aren't allowed to have guns, but they also aren't forced to turn them in. House Bill 2013 would change that.

The bill passed the house at the end of April.

Wednesday's Senate Judiciary Hearing starts at 8 a.m.

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