Tag Archives: Gun Control/Laws/Regulation

Don’t take guns away from UO police

Last year, Portland State University police shot and killed a man who was trying to break up a fight outside a bar. Now a state lawmaker wants to take guns away from some university police officers. His fellow lawmakers should pass. One tragedy doesn’t justify making schools less safe. Source: Don’t take guns away from […]
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Oregon Lawmakers Block a Sweeping Student-Led Gun Control Bill

When Portland high schooler Eliana Andrews helped organize the 2018 March For Our Lives in downtown Portland, she said many Oregon legislators approached her and her peers, eager to work with them to create new state gun laws. Source: Oregon Lawmakers Block a Sweeping Student-Led Gun Control Bill – Blogtown – Portland Mercury

When Sheriffs Say No: Disputes Erupt Over Enforcing New Gun Laws

New Mexico’s governor is feuding with county sheriffs, accusing them of going “rogue” by refusing to enforce new gun control legislation. Counties in Oregon are passing militia-backed measures against stricter gun laws. Washington State is warning sheriffs they could face legal action if they don’t run enhanced background checks approved by voters.

Bill looks to disarm campus officers at Portland State, Univ. of Oregon 

An Oregon lawmaker introduced a bill Thursday that would disarm campus police at two major state universities. Representative Diego Hernandez’s bill impacts police at both the University of Oregon and Portland State University. Source: Bill looks to disarm campus officers at Portland State, Univ. of Oregon | KATU

Bump stock ban enacted by Trump administration can stand, federal judge rules

The judge rejected all the legal arguments put forth by gun-rights groups. A federal judge in Washington ruled late Monday that the Trump administration’s ban on rapid-fire rifle attachments known as bump stocks can move forward, stymieing efforts by gun-rights groups that sought to block the new policy. Source: Bump stock ban enacted by Trump […]
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Opinion: Who will take a stand for our safety?

Three hundred and sixty five days have passed since a young man walked into Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School, pulled the fire alarm and murdered 17 people with an AR-15 in the surrounding chaos. As high schoolers, we felt the grief that shook the entire nation and the responsibility to prevent another shooting like Parkland. […]
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Oregon lawmakers debate multiple bills to make gun laws more restrictive

Ammunition, assault rifles and gun locks are among the gun-related issues the Oregon Legislature, now with a Democratic supermajority, is debating. For the Oregon Legislature, it’s not a question of whether any firearms legislation will pass this session. It’s really a question about what will pass. Gov. Kate Brown has made firearms legislation a priority. […]
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New law allowed 42 gun seizures

Pendleton police in February learned about Oregon’s new law to take weapons from citizens who are a serious threat to harm themselves or others. Sgt. Tyler Reddington used that law on March 27 to obtain a extreme risk protection order after questioning a man he arrested. “He was going to shoot his boss,” Reddington said. […]
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Like Oregon, more states adopting gun-seizure laws after Parkland tragedy

Like Oregon, more states adopting gun-seizure laws after Parkland tragedy. In the year since the deadly mass shooting at a Florida high school, more and more states have passed laws making it easier to take guns away from people who may be suicidal or bent on violence against others, and courts are issuing an unprecedented […]
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Gun seizures spike nationally, as states pass laws aimed at curbing mass shootings

Courts are issuing an unprecedented number of orders to seize firearms from people they deem to be mentally ill or threats to others, following a rash of state-level legislation aimed at curbing mass shootings across the country. Even as conservatives sound the alarm about potential Second Amendment violations, supporters — sometimes across party lines — say […]
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