Oregon could vote on banning firearms at schools


Senate President Peter Courtney expects a 2013 vote on banning firearms from school grounds.

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Senate President Peter Courtney expects a 2013 vote on banning firearms from school grounds.

Courtney said it’s likely that the Oregon Senate will vote on legislation similar to Senate Bill 1594, which he sponsored in the February session.

The bill would have barred weapons on school grounds, even for people who hold concealed-handgun licenses issued by county sheriffs. The proposed ban would have extended to community colleges and state universities, but Courtney said he would ask to limit future legislation to schools.

Read more at The Statesman Journal.

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