Adams' Gun Plan Meets With a Mixed Reception at City Hall Hearing


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Mayor Sam Adams' plan addressing illegal guns got a mixed reception from the public during a crowded City Hall hearing today. But at least two city commissioners indicated they would support the ordinance when it comes up for a vote next month, providing Adams the majority he needs. Adams' proposed ordinance would penalize gun owners who endanger children or fail to report stolen guns. It would ...   More
 
Thursday, November 18, 2010 JAMES PITKIN

Mayor Adams Proposes Five-Point Plan to Control Illegal Handguns in Portland


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Mayor Sam Adams' office has drafted five new proposals to control illegal handguns in Portland. The five-point plan comes on a week when police report investigating at least nine shootings that cops consider to be gang-related. "The illegal gun problem in Portland has been long-standing. I want Portland to be more assertive about accomplishing what we can locally," Adams tells WW. "This was ...   More
 
Friday, August 20, 2010 JAMES PITKIN

Mother of Murdered Son Rails Against Gangs; Mayor Adams Announces Hotline


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At a news conference this morning with a murdered man's family, Mayor Sam Adams announced one of his solutions to Portland gang violence: a phone number for callers to connect with gang outreach services. Adams described the hotline as "one-stop shopping" for gang members to connect with "the bureaucracy." He said the hotline should be ready in three weeks. Meanwhile, Portlanders continue ...   More
 
Friday, October 15, 2010 JAMES PITKIN

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