Oregon high school students back gun control in rally
SALEM, Ore. (AP) Hundreds of high school students, carrying signs and clamoring for gun control, traveled to Oregon's state capitol as they joined a welling tide of activism in the wake of the deadly Florida school shootings.
Gov. Kate Brown met with the students Monday and urged the 18-year-old among them to vote. Later in the day, Brown signed into a law a bill banning possession of guns and ammunition by people convicted of domestic abuse and under restraining orders.
The bill closed a loophole in a 2015 law that excluded some abusers from the ban, such as boyfriends who abuse partners they don't live with.
Brown says in a statement that she hopes the tide is turning on America's gun debate, with national action and federal legislation needed for meaningful change.