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Oregon has made great strides in its commitment to passing laws that help prevent gun violence. In 2019, Oregon enacted a law that requires domestic abusers who are prohibited from purchasing or possessing a gun to relinquish any firearms that they own.

509 In an average year, 509 people die by guns in Oregon.
21h Every 21 hours in Oregon, someone dies of a gun suicide.
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With Gun Sense Candidate Kate Brown as governor, the state has enacted new gun safety legislation like an Extreme Risk law in 2017 and background checks on all gun sales in 2015. To become a safer state, Oregon can work to enact a secure storage law that would require gun owners to store their guns securely to prevent access by children.

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