The judiciary committee sent the legislation to the rules committee to keep it alive, but that's what happened last year and it never went to the senate floor for a vote.
Democratic Senator Betsy Johnson opposed the legislation last time and is poised to do the same if it makes it for a vote.
Senator Floyd Prozanski of Eugene sponsored the bill.
"Last I heard Betsy Johnson was having difficulty supporting it, which is interesting. I'm not sure why she supports felongs having access to guns. That's been her position. That's apparently her position. She supports felons having access to guns."
Republicans think Democrats want to force senators in swing districts to take a tough vote on gun control.