Two Gun Measures on Washington Ballot

SEATTLE — Across the country, Americans will be voting on a number of controversial ballot measures Tuesday. In Washington state, there are two gun measures on the ballot. Initiative 594 would require background checks for sales at gun shows and online. It has big-name backers including Bill Gates and former New York City Mayor Michael … Continue reading »

Loaded Gun Ban Protests in Corvallis

CORVALLIS, Ore. — A controversy has sparked over the city of Corvallis’ proposed ban of loaded firearms. At Monday night’s city council meeting, the Oregon Oath Keepers plan to protest the proposed ban because they say it violates individual city liberties. The group says that veterans and second amendment supporters from all over Oregon will … Continue reading »

City Club Panel Discusses Gun Violence

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 … Continue reading »

City Club Hosting Gun Control Panel

EUGENE, Ore. — As gun control legislation continues to be a hot topic nationally, some members of the local community are preparing to discuss the issue on Friday. The City Club of Eugene will be hosting a panel discussion at the Eugene Hilton called “Building Common Ground on Gun Control.” Panelists will include a Lane … Continue reading »

Oregon Gun Bills Tabled

EUGENE, Ore. — Five gun safety bills are going back into committee hearing by order of Senate President Peter Courtney, who believes the proposals need more work if they have a chance to pass. The bills all revolve around gun safety, including Senate bills 347, 421, 699, 700, 713 and 796. ┬áThe most talked about … Continue reading »

Eugene Residents Rally for Gun Control

EUGENE, Ore. — Crowds gathered in downtown Eugene to rally for tighter gun control laws, but the demonstration was also met by protesters who do not want stricter laws. Ceasefire Oregon and Million Moms March are two groups that organized the rally. The groups said they want to see stricter gun laws, particularly restrictions on … Continue reading »

Gun Show Draws Record Crowd

EUGENE, Ore. — The Collectors West Gun and Knife Show drew in a record-breaking crowd Saturday, according to organizers. Gun buyers and sellers from all over the region attended the weekend event at the Lane Events Center. Some people at the show Saturday didn’t go for the guns, but instead went to look at knives … Continue reading »

Groups Hold Gun Violence Discussion

EUGENE, Ore. — What do you think should be done about gun violence? Thursday night is your chance to offer your solutions. The event is being hosted by the Democratic Party of Lane County, The Mother PAC–an organization that provides family support throughout Oregon–and the Community Alliance of Lane County (CALC). They say this issue … Continue reading »

Lane Sheriff Weighs in on Gun Control

LANE COUNTY, Ore. — The Lane County Sheriff Tom Turner is now the latest Western Oregon sheriff to weigh in on the gun control debate. Sheriff Turner’s stance though seems to be a little different from some of his colleagues. He says as a sheriff he took an oath to uphold the Constitution and both … Continue reading »

Sheriffs Speak Out About Gun Control

ROSEBURG, Ore. — Three Oregon sheriffs say they won’t offend the constitutional rights of citizens when it comes to gun control. They’ve all written letters for Vice President Joe Biden. In his letter, Douglas County Sheriff John Hanlin, it says gun control is not the answer to preventing heinous crimes like school shootings and that … Continue reading »

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