Everytown, Oregon Moms Demand Action Applaud Background Check Bill Passed Out of Senate Judiciary Committee Today
SALEM, Ore. – The Oregon chapter of Moms Demand Action for Gun Sense in America, part of Everytown for Gun Safety, today applauds the Senate Judiciary Committee for passing Senate Bill 941, legislation to require background checks on all gun sales, out of committee with a 3-2 vote.
The vote follows last week’s hearing on SB 941, where law enforcement officials, mayors, veterans, survivors of gun violence, faith leaders, Oregon moms, and others spoke in favor of the bill. SB 941 would require criminal background checks on all gun sales—including online sales—closing a loophole that makes it easy for convicted felons and other dangerous people to get guns.
“We applaud leaders in the Senate Judiciary Committee, including chief co-sponsors Senator Floyd Prozanski and Senator Ginny Burdick, for moving this critical bill forward,” said Jenn Lynch, a volunteer with Oregon chapter of Moms Demand Action who testified on behalf of thousands of Oregon moms last week. “Expanding background checks reduces crime and saves lives.”
The Oregon Senate floor vote on SB 941 has not yet been scheduled.
Did you know?
Every day, more than 120 people in the United States are killed with guns, twice as many are shot and wounded and countless others are impacted by acts of gun violence.
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, National Center for Health Statistics. WONDER Online Database, Underlying Cause of Death. A yearly average was developed using four years of the most recent available data: 2018 to 2021.