Tag Archives: Gun Control/Laws/Regulation

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.  

‘OPB Politics Now:’ Oregon’s Gun Control Debate

Major gun legislation failed in Salem during the 2019 legislative session. Yet, the recent horrific mass shootings have once again prompted the gun control debate to take center stage. This week, OPB politics reporters Lauren Dake and Dirk VanderHart and Guns & America’s Jonathan Levinson localize the national conversation around gun control and talk about […]
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Red Flag Laws Can Save Lives. Shootings in El Paso and Dayton May Expand Them.

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.