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 »

Study: Teachers Don’t Want to Carry Guns

(CNN) — The vast majority of America’s teachers don’t want to carry a gun in the classroom, despite recent violence. That’s from a survey by School Improvement Network, a company that helps with teacher training. It talked with nearly 11,000 educators. Here it what the study found: -72 percent said they wouldn’t carry a gun … Continue reading »

UOPD Considers Arming its Officers

EUGENE, Ore. — The University of Oregon held its first public hearing as it considers arming its police officers. About 50 people filed into the meeting including students, attorneys and officers. UO Public Safety Division became an official police department in October. Part of that transition includes giving guns to officers. The university says arming … Continue reading »

UOPD Plans to Arm Officers

EUGENE, Ore. — The University of Oregon Police Department will explain Monday its plans to arm its officers. The change could come as soon as the end of the school year. The police department’s announcement has some students feeling safer, but the issue of guns is very sensitive to many in the campus community. In … 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 »

Gun Safety Classes Filling Up Fast

SPRINGFIELD, Ore. — Concealed carry license applications in Lane County are rapidly increasing, but some of those people may have to wait until spring until they actually get approved. Local firing ranges have been really busy lately accommodating all the people trying to get their gun permits. Oregon law requires you pass a gun safety … 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 »

Linn Co. Sheriff Defies Gun Proposals

LINN COUNTY, Ore. — In the middle of a national gun debate, the Linn County Sheriff has made a defiant statement. Sheriff Tim Mueller wrote a letter addressed to Vice President Joe Biden, saying he will not enforce any laws in Linn County that he deems are an infringement of the Constitution concerning gun laws. … Continue reading »

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