Background Check Bill Goes to Rules Committee. Again.


Senators who feared a vote on gun control this legislative session can relax: A controversial measure expanding background checks has landed in the Rule Committee, where a nearly identify bill died last year. Unless its biggest supporter can find the votes, the bill will go the way of its predecessor. Floyd Prozanski (D-Eugene) largely blames a fellow Democrat for its likely demise.  "You ...   More
Friday, February 14, 2014 by Kate Willson

Gunfire Sale

At Portland’s gun show, a backdrop of tragedy sparks a buying frenzy.

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Greg Apple is selling a lot of semiautomatic rifles. Customers wandering through the Collectors West Gun and Knife Show last weekend pause to look at his 10-yard-long display of rifles, priced a   More
Wednesday, December 19, 2012 AARON MESH

Oregon Gets Its Grade on Gun Violence Prevention

The Brady Campaign to Prevent Gun Violence today released a 2009 scorecard that rates states on categories that include curbing firearms trafficking, strengthening background checks, protecting child safety, and others. Oregon scored a 17 out of 100. That may seem low until you peruse the state map on the Brady Campaign website and see all the single-digit scores. Oregon's 17 actually places ...   More
Thursday, February 18, 2010 Ari Phillips


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