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Oregon Legislature And Lane Co. Move On Guns

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Commissioner Jay Bozievich explains the Lane County resolution on the gun law.
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Penny Okamoto makes the case for stronger gun laws.

It's always a politically risky move to vote for stronger regulations on guns, and the Oregon Legislature went there this year. 

A month ago the governor signed a bill that requires background checks for all gun sales, even private person-to-person sales. 

Senator Floyd Prozanski of Eugene shepherded the bill through the capitol. 

And just a few weeks after it passed, Lane County Commissioners passed a resolution opposing the law, on grounds that it will cost counties more money to enforce. 

We explore those moves and additional gun legislation in turn, starting with Sen. Prozanski.  

He is followed by Lane County Commissioner Jay Bozievich, who is followed by Ceasefire Oregon Executive Director Penny Okamoto.  

 

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Geoffrey Riley is a graduate of the University of Missouri School of Journalism and has hosted the Jefferson Exchange on JPR since 2009. He's been a broadcaster in the Rogue Valley for over 35 years, working in both television and radio.