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ROSEBURG, OR - OCTOBER 02: Oregon governor Kate Brown speaks to the press about the mass shooting at Umpqua Community College on October 2, 2015 in Roseburg, Oregon. Yesterday 26-year-old Chris Harper Mercer went on a shooting rampage at the campus, killing 9 people and wounding another seven before he was killed. (Photo by Scott Olson/Getty Images)

On Monday, March 5, Oregon Governor Kate Brown signed a bill into law that prevents domestic abusers and those with restraining orders against them from purchasing or owning guns.

The new law expands those who are subject to the prohibition beyond just spouses to include "intimate partners," thus closing the "boyfriend loophole" which allowed domestic abusers who were not married to their victim to evade the gun prohibition previously on the books.

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