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Fri Jul 15, 2016, 11:38 PM

Gov. Brown renews push for bills to curb gun violence

New gun-control legislation, after falling short during the 2016 legislative session, is again emerging as a controversial topic as lawmakers gear up for 2017 session.

Gov. Kate Brown outlined three legislative priorities dealing with gun violence Friday, while at the same time taking immediate action through an executive order aimed at strengthening existing Oregon law.

"If we want to end violence, we must instill hope and create opportunity," Brown said. "I call on each of us, as Oregonians and as Americans, to join this call to end gun violence now."

Brown's executive order, titled "Oregonians United to End Gun Violence," gives Oregon State Police and local authorities additional tools to track and analyze gun transactions for use in gun-related prosecutions.

Read more: http://www.oregonlive.com/politics/index.ssf/2016/07/gov_brown_renews_push_for_bill.html

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