Boquist's satirical bill targets knife sales
Feb 27, 2013 | 4 Comments
By The Associated Press
SALEM — A Republican lawmaker is trying to draw attention to what he sees as the absurdity of gun-control legislation, so he's proposing background checks on knife sales in Oregon
Sen. Brian Boquist of Dallas doesn't intend for his bill to pass. He says he wants to “broaden the discussion on school violence and mass attacks.” He says “it's not simply a firearms issue.”
The Oregonian reports that the bill is modeled after legislation requiring background checks on gun sales.
Key Democratic lawmakers have said they won't push for limits on military-style, semi-automatic weapons or large-capacity magazines, but they're looking to expand background checks to cover all gun sales and transfers in Oregon.
They also want to ban guns in schools and the state Capitol.
Information from: The Oregonian, http://www.oregonlive.com
Only News-Register subscribers can access this premium content.
To subscribe, click here. Daily, weekly, monthly and annual subscriptions available; Starting at just $2.
Already an online subscriber, please sign in:
• Mac on a roll (5323)
• FCI escapee captured (3535)
• State playoff, play-in games on tap (3376)
• Good to engage owners along trail (2825)
• Harrop headed back to Boston (2509)
• Policing the streets with a smile (2127)
• Mac on a roll (2)
• Within their grasp (2)