Tag Archives: Gun Control/Laws/Regulation

As I See It: Gun violence and meaningful change

After every mass shooting, I receive several emails asking me to weigh in on issues surrounding gun violence and gun control. My answer is always the same: I don’t want to be a part of the heat-of-the-moment feeding frenzy that immediately follows those tragic events. Source: As I See It: Gun violence and meaningful change […]
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‘OPB Politics Now:’ Learning From Washington About Gun Control And A Carbon Tax

Next year, Oregon lawmakers plan to take up gun control and climate change. And coincidentally, Washington voters just considered the same issues. In this episode of “OPB Politics Now,” OPB political reporters Dirk Vanderhart, Jeff Mapes and Lauren Dake and Northwest News Network Olympia correspondent Austin Jenkins look at the Evergreen State’s recent fights over […]
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Washington Gun Measure Wins, Initiative For First US Carbon Tax Trails

Washington state voters have passed measures tightening gun regulations and making it easier to prosecute police for negligent shootings passed.. But an initiative that would charge the nation’s first tax on carbon emissions to tackle climate change trailed in early returns Tuesday in the state’s costliest initiative campaign. Source: Washington Gun Measure Wins, Initiative For […]
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Militia groups help gun rights measure pass in 8 Oregon counties

Voters in eight of 10 Oregon counties approved a local measure aimed at bolstering the gun rights of residents, delivering widespread victories to an effort championed by militia groups. Source: Militia groups help gun rights measure pass in 8 Oregon counties

Sanctuary Cities For Gun Rights? Oregon Militias Try New Political Tactic

Gun rights groups are pursuing a new strategy in 10 Oregon counties that takes a cue from an unlikely source: progressive policymakers. A new kind of gun law is on the ballot in 10 Oregon counties this year. The so-called “Second Amendment Preservation Ordinances” would give those county sheriffs the authority to determine if state […]
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Guns in Portland: What you can and cannot do

Portland police officials this week revealed that several protesters carried guns atop a downtown parking garage shortly before a controversial protest. That jarred Mayor Ted Wheeler, who has proposed new restrictions on protests when demonstrators have a history of violent clashes. Source: Guns in Portland: What you can and cannot do | OregonLive.com

Lying to buy a gun? Don’t worry about the feds.

Prosecutions are almost nonexistent. If you lied to buy a firearm, fear not the feds. Your chances of being prosecuted by the Justice Department for falsifying information to illegally buy a gun are almost zero. Reviews by the National Instant Criminal Background Check System in fiscal 2017 led to 112,000 gun-purchase denials because people were […]
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46 Oregonians’ guns seized in name of safety under new law

At least 46 Oregonians have been ordered to surrender their guns under a new type of court order intended to stop suicides and mass shootings, law enforcement and court officials testified to state lawmakers Wednesday. Source: 46 Oregonians’ guns seized in name of safety under new law

Gun laws are hard, but what about ammo? | Opinion

Back in June, supporters of a ballot initiative to prohibit the sale of semiautomatic firearms and large-capacity magazines pulled the plug. They had run out of time to gather enough signatures to qualify for the November ballot. But the dangers associated with such weapons have not gone away. If passing gun laws is too hard, […]
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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