EUGENE, Ore. — On Friday, three panelists offered insight on the gun control debate at a Eugene City Club meeting.
Many topics were covered, from the pros and cons of gun control legislation to Lane County’s statistics on gun violence. One of the speakers, NRA member Peter Loewy, argued that gun control laws haven’t been effective. “It boils down to the fact that the things we’re doing aren’t working as far as reducing the number of gun-violence incidents in the country,” he said.
Another panelist, Baldr Odinson of Ceasefire Oregon, argued that there are more things to consider than just the Second Amendment. “We’re talking about a serious public health crisis,” said Odinson. “It’s not just a question about rights.”
The panelists all agreed that meetings like these help keep the community well-informed and give people the opportunity to ask questions.