NEWTOWN, Conn –-(Ammoland.com)- Legislation has been introduced in Oregon that would require background checks for private firearm sales.
Sponsored by Senate Judiciary Committee Chairman Floyd Prozanski (D-Eugene), SB 941 expands background checks for all firearms transfers between private individuals.
The bill exempts background checks for the transfer of firearms by a law enforcement agency, private security, members of the military, between spouses, domestic partners or other immediate relatives, or resulting from a death.
Retailers will be allowed to charge the service fee they deem necessary for completing a criminal history record check. The bill also grants retailers immunity from potential civil liability resulting from conducting the background check.
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