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Gun background check bill heads to Oregon Senate

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SALEM, OR (AP) -

A controversial gun control bill that would extend the waiting period on background checks has cleared its first major hurdle at the Capitol.

Initially, House Bill 4147 aimed to close the so-called "Charleston loophole" by requiring background checks to clear before a gun can be purchased, even if it took longer than the required three-day waiting period. But the bill was amended to extend that three-day waiting period to 10 days.

If the background check still hasn't cleared after 10 days, it would be up to the discretion of the gun dealer whether to sell the firearm.

The bill cleared the House on Monday in a narrow 31-28 vote, and now heads to the Senate for further consideration.

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