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Mayor Charlie Hales

City of Portland Mayor Charlie Hales

Phone: 503-823-4120

1221 SW 4th Avenue, Room 340, Portland, OR 97204

Gun Control News: Sen. Feinstein to Fight for Bill

Sen. Diane Feinstein, D-Calif.

According to The Hill website, Sen. Dianne Feinstein of California said Sunday, Jan. 27, that she will push her assault-weapons ban as an amendment if it doesn’t get into the package that Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid allows on the floor.

Portland Mayor Charlie Hales has signed onto the call for gun control, as a member of Mayors Against Illegal Guns, and through his work at the U.S. Conference of Mayors. Hales’ first press event after taking office called on Congress and the Oregon Legislature to address the issue of firearm violence and the illegal use of guns.

Sen. Reid has said he will allow an open amendment process for gun-control legislation on the Senate floor — which gun-control proponents fear could weaken a final bill — but Feinstein said on CNN’s “State of the Union” Sunday that she would also force a vote on renewing the assault-weapons ban.