On Friday, Oregon Gov. Kate Brown announced a series of executive orders taking aim at gaps in gun laws that allow firearms to be purchased by the wrong people.
Governor Brown will take immediate action through executive order to give Oregon State Police and local authorities more tools to track and analyze gun transactions.
The governor says these tools can be used in the prosecution of illegal firearms sales and help to keep guns from falling into the wrong hands.
Additionally, Governor Brown’s executive order establishes a new work group to review and assess firearms-related domestic violence offenses.
The executive order also directs the Oregon Health Authority to report annually on gun violence and its effect on public health, and when warranted, recommend polices to increase gun safety in Oregon.
Gov. Brown also announced a plan to pass measures closing what she calls the “Charleston loophole” and the “boyfriend loophoole” –- allowing gun purchases by those whose background checks took longer than three days and by some perpetrators of domestic violence — in the 2017 legislative session.
Brown is the first openly bisexual governor — and only current openly LGBTQ governor — in America.
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