Tag Archives: Gun Control/Laws/Regulation

Guest column: Don’t ban a whole class of guns

Beto O’Rourke at a recent debate said, “We will take away your AR-15.” This is a nonstarter because it is the wrong strategy to minimize carnage in mass shootings. Universal background checks will help reduce gun violence including mass shootings, but more needs to be done. Improvements in the mental health system are needed but […]
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Local officials consider gun storage laws

During the last legislative session, a bill vying for gun storage requirements was scrapped after Senate Republicans walked out. But storage laws might live again as a ballot measure, and some officials in Eastern Oregon are less than enthused. “Personally, I think every home should secure their weapons but I would not be in support […]
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Oregon sees push for strictest gun storage law in US

Carol Manstrom says she lost her 18-year-old son when he grabbed his father’s unsecured pistol and shot himself. Paul Kemp lost his brother-in-law when a man opened fire with a stolen AR-15 assault-style rifle at a shopping mall. Source: Oregon sees push for strictest gun storage law in US

Walden Acknowledges Wrongly Describing Gun Bill In Media Interview

The eastern Oregon congressman says he misspoke when discussing the problems with a House-passed bill aimed at expanding background checks for gun purchases. Source: Walden Acknowledges Wrongly Describing Gun Bill In Media Interview

As mass shootings rise, experts say high-capacity magazines should be the focus

State Library Ed. Note: If you cannot access this story via the link below, state employees can access this Washington Post story HERE via the State Library’s subscription to the US Newstream database. Alternatively, state employees can contact us for access: library.help@state.or.us or 503-378-8800. As mass shootings rise, experts say high-capacity magazines should be the focus. It took a shooter all […]
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When Cities Try to Limit Guns, State Laws Bar the Way – The New York Times

State Library Ed. Note: State employees can access this New York Times story HERE via the State Library’s subscription to the US Newstream database. Alternatively, state employees can contact us for access: library.help@state.or.us or 503-378-8800.

Montana’s GOP wants to make it impossible for local governments to enact gun control

State Library Ed. Note: If you cannot access this story via the link below, state employees can access this Washington Post story HERE via the State Library’s subscription to the US Newstream database. Alternatively, state employees can contact us for access: library.help@state.or.us or 503-378-8800. The city of Missoula passed a background-check law. The state legislature is trying to get it […]
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How Online Gun Sales Can Exploit a Major Loophole in Background Checks

State Library Ed. Note: State employees can access this New York Times story HERE via the State Library’s subscription to the US Newstream database. Alternatively, state employees can contact us for access: library.help@state.or.us or 503-378-8800.

There’s no magic bullet to prevent gun violence. But we can start with more oversight.

State Library Ed. Note: If you cannot access this story via the link below, state employees can access this Washington Post story HERE via the State Library’s subscription to the US Newstream database. Alternatively, state employees can contact us for access: library.help@state.or.us or 503-378-8800. Focus on licensing for gun owners and highly regulating teenage and […]
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How State Laws Allowed Military-Style Guns Used in Dayton and El Paso Shootings

Gun laws vary from state to state, but more often than not, states do not restrict the type of military-style weapons and large-capacity magazines that were used in two mass shootings over the weekend.