Ignorant, misleading gun control reporting by Washington Post

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by Dan Lucas

There is some ignorant, misleading reporting by Juliet Eilperin in her article yesterday in the Washington Post. She writes that President Obama is using the recent shooting in Oregon to justify “circumventing Congress with his executive authority and imposing new background-check requirements for buyers.”

Her article should have pointed out that Oregon ALREADY HAS background checks on ALL gun purchases! Continue reading

Posted by at 10:30 | Posted in 2nd Amendment, Gun Control, Media, President Obama | 1 Comment

Help me go to Iraq on a mission of love

By Jason Williams
(Williams is the co-founder of the Taxpayer Association, OregonWatchdog)

My heart just sank when I saw the image of that little Syrian refugee boy who washed ashore trying to flee the Middle East catastrophe.

Instead of telling other people what to do I have decided to ask myself “What can I do?”

Help me go to Iraq

As a result, I have enlisted with a local Oregon church to go Northern Iraq to serve refugees in the Kurdish community of Soran.


Continue reading

Posted by at 05:01 | Posted in Uncategorized | 2 Comments

UCC tragedy: No solution if we misidentify the problem

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by Jeff Anderson

Ignoring the deaths of thousands while at the same time exploiting the deaths of a handful is not the answer

Solving the problem will never happen if we continue to misidentify the problem.

Facts are available, statistics are clear and yet many jump on a popular bandwagon of achieving a goal while pretending to be solving a problem.

I am very open to a discussion on how we can reduce mass school / theatre shootings. Continue reading

Posted by at 05:00 | Posted in Uncategorized | 2 Comments

Sen. Whitsett files for re-election

Sen Doug Whitsett

by NW Spotlight

Salem, OR—Sen. Doug Whitsett (R-Klamath Falls) filed for re-election to the Oregon Senate on Wednesday, Oct. 7.

Sen. Whitsett has represented Senate District 28 since 2005. The district includes Klamath, Crook, Lake, southern Deschutes and portions of Jackson counties.

He has served on the budget-writing Ways and Means Committee since 2005 and was recently assigned to the Senate Environment and Natural Resources Committee.

“I’m looking forward to continued discussions and support of issues that are important to our constituents in rural Oregon,” Sen. Whitsett said. Continue reading

Posted by at 02:09 | Posted in 2016 Election, Oregon Senate | Leave a comment

Oregon Senate Republican Leader: Preventing firearm tragedies

Sen. Ted FerrioliSen. Ted Ferrioli

Salem, Ore. – Senate Republican Leader Ted Ferrioli (R-John Day) responded to questions regarding the steps Oregon has taken to prevent firearm tragedies following the tragic shooting at Umpqua Community College last week.

“As all of Oregon struggles to find answers after last week’s tragedy, Oregonians want to know what Members of the Legislature have done and are doing to make it harder for criminals and those suffering from mental illness to access firearms,” said Ferrioli. “In 2014, I requested a new Legislative Counsel opinion regarding the authority of Oregon State Police to investigate “failed” firearms purchase background checks. After confirming the authority of OSP to conduct such investigations, I met with top law enforcement officials to request they make such investigations a high priority.

“As a result of my actions, Oregon State Police (OSP) began investigating failed background checks, ensuring Oregon’s background check laws are fully enforced. Continue reading

Posted by at 07:30 | Posted in Crime & Sentencing, Gun Control, Oregon Government, Oregon Health Authority, Oregon Senate, State Budget | 2 Comments

Reminder to Pres Obama: Your CDC report found guns make victims safer


by Lars Larson

When President Obama shows up in Roseburg on Friday, do you suppose someone should remind him of the CDC report he ordered up two years ago?

CNS news reported back in 2013:

“’Self-defense can be an important crime deterrent, ‘says a new report by the Centers for Disease Control (CDC). The $10 million study was commissioned by President Barack Obama as part of 23 executive orders he signed in January. Continue reading

Posted by at 05:00 | Posted in 2nd Amendment, Gun Control, President Obama | 18 Comments

Better Leadership for Congress

Right From the Start

The United States House of Representatives has set Thursday, October 8 as the date for choosing the successor to Rep. John Boehner (R-OH) as Speaker of the House. By all accounts Rep. Kevin McCarthy (R-CA) is the odds-on favorite to win that election. DON’T DO IT. Continue reading

Posted by at 05:00 | Posted in Carly Fiorina, Congress, Hillary Clinton, Leadership | 3 Comments

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