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Oregonians respond to Obama's executive action regarding gun control

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Many Oregonians are wondering what impact President Obama's executive action regarding gun control will have on a local level.

President Obama's executive order focuses mostly on strict rules for people who sell gun's, like at Heller Enterprises in St. Helens.

Rob Heller owns Heller Enterprises, and he's been making and selling guns and ammo for 7 years.

Heller said Obama's order won't change much of anything for him.

In line with Oregon law, Heller said he already conducts background checks and anything he sells online has to be delivered to a federally licensed firearm dealer, never directly to a customer's house.

The only issue Heller has with Obama's announcement is the inclusion of mental health records in background checks.

"Part of what would concern me about that is, where do you draw the line? You know, is somebody going to, because they take Wellbutrin or something like that, is going to be put on a list where they can't have firearms," said Rob Heller.

At the news conference on Tuesday, President Obama was surrounded by families affected by gun violence, including Jenna Yuille.

Jenna's mother, Cindy Yuille, was killed 3 years ago in the Clackamas Town Center shooting.

Jacob Roberts opened fire in the mall killing Jenna's mom, another man and wounding several others before killing himself.

Since then, Jenna has been lobbying for stricter gun laws and Obama's staff invited her to the White House for his speech.

Roberts stole the gun from his friend to carry out the shooting at Clackamas Town Center, and Jenna knows background checks may have not stopped it but she said it's a start.

"There's no one thing that's going to stop all acts of gun violence, but the goal is to reduce it. And universal background checks are one of the easiest, most basic ways to do that, to save the most lives. It's a really important step for our country to take. But yeah, because of what happened to my mom, I want more than that," said Jenna Yuille.

Jenna told FOX 12 she thinks her mom would be very proud she was at the White House on Tuesday, and she's trying to stop more families from the same grief.

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