Tag Archives: Gun Control/Laws/Regulation

Poll: Oregon parents, teachers favor safe gun storage requirements 

Oregon parents and teachers, concerned that fear of a school shooting is harming students’ learning, say new rules requiring the safe storage of guns would be the most effective way to prevent gun violence at school, a new poll shows. Source: Poll: Oregon parents, teachers favor safe gun storage requirements | OregonLive.com

California Tries New Tack on Gun Violence: Ammunition Control – The New York Times

Sold from vending machines in Pennsylvania, feed depots in Nevada, pharmacies in Georgia and jewelry stores in Texas, ammunition is in many states easier to buy than cold medicine. But in California, which already enforces some of the nation’s most restrictive gun laws, there is a movement underway against the unfettered sale of bullets.

3-D printed guns: Judge blocks publication of Cody Wilson’s blueprints

The legal controversy has sparked a national conversation about the implications of untraceable plastic guns and constitutional rights. A federal judge on Monday blocked the release of blueprints for 3-D printed firearms online, ruling in favor of more than a dozen attorneys general who argued their publication increases the threat of gun violence across the country. Source: […]
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New law allowed gun seizures twice in Umatilla County

Death threats, mental breaks and other circumstances can lead to loss of weapons per court order. 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 […]
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Oregon Stores Can’t Refuse To Sell Guns Based On Age

Oregon retailers who refuse to sell a gun to a person based on age are violating the state’s nondiscrimination law, the state’s Oregon Bureau of Labor and Industries ruled in a decision this week. Oregon retailers who refuse to sell a gun to a person based on age are violating the state’s nondiscrimination law, the […]
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Oregon Labor Commissioner Says Walmart Broke Law by Refusing Gun Sale to Teen

After stores stopped selling guns to young people under 21 in the wake of a mass shooting in Florida, Oregon teenagers revolted. Source: Oregon Labor Commissioner Says Walmart Broke Law by Refusing Gun Sale to Teen

Election 2018: Kate Brown and Knute Buehler on guns

Editor’s note: This is the first installment of Platforms 2018, a series on the policy positions and records of Oregon’s two leading gubernatorial candidates. Gun control is a top political issue in Oregon, and one on which Democratic Gov. Kate Brown and her Republican challenger, Rep. Knute Buehler, differ widely. The Oregon Legislature has signed […]
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School shootings: Should parents be charged for failing to lock up guns used by their kids?

After a deadly Kentucky school shooting, should the parent who failed to lock up his weapon be charged? Since 1999, children have committed at least 145 school shootings. Among the 105 cases in which the weapon’s source was identified, 80 percent were taken from the child’s home or those of relatives or friends. Yet The […]
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Joey Gibson, Lacking Oregon Permit, Says He Will Not Carry Gun At Rally

For the past week, Vancouver activist, provocateur and senate candidate Joey Gibson has been talking about guns — guns that his friends and supporters with the groups Patriot Prayer and the Proud Boys will likely bring to a self-described “Freedom Rally” in Portland on Saturday. Source: Joey Gibson, Lacking Oregon Permit, Says He Will Not […]
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Dementia and guns: A deadly situation

People with dementia who own guns pose a threat to themselves or others, but removing their access to firearms can be easier said than done. As is often the case with guns, there is no simple answer, no piece of legislation that will remove every risk. Instead, family members must be prepared to take responsibility. […]
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