Gov. Brown issued an executive order that requires Oregon State Police to maintain a database of firearm transactions for five years after the sale.
She also ordered State Police to notify local law enforcement agencies if a person prohibited from owning a gun tries to buy one.
“Gun violence is terrorizing America, tearing apart the very fabric of our communities and our families.”
Brown, who is running for re-election in November, ordered the Oregon Health Authority to issue gun death reports annually and make policy recommendations.