It's often considered an exercise in futility, because it will be virtually impossible to enforce. But that hasn't kept some Oregon legislators from continuing to miss the real issues over gun violence.

A controversial bill that would require backround checks on most private gun sales has passed the Oregon State House, and now head to the Senate.

Supporters say it will make it harder for those who should not possess a gun to get one.  However, opponents -citing most government criminal data- show such measures have little to no effect on criminals getting their hands on guns.

Opponents also say the bill seriously infringes upon 2nd Amendment Rights, and say it will be virtually unenforceable.

The proposal will head to the Senate floor for debate and comments.