Rules didn’t prevent tragedy in Marysville high school

by Lars Larson I’ve marked my ballot in Washington State and it’s a “no” vote on Initiative 594, an anti-gun bill by any standard. When a teenager went crazy and shot his friends at Pilchuck High School in Marysville, Washington, … Continue reading

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Muddled anti-gun “statistics”

by NW Spotlight The anti-gun folks are continuing to struggle with logic. We’ve run articles before on how anti-gun groups struggle with logic and how they present deceptive numbers. Well, recently Rachel Lucas wrote two opinion pieces in response to … Continue reading

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Statistics on women gun owners

by NW Spotlight Two different polls done in the last few years provide some insight into the number of women gun owners. Gallup conducted a survey in October 2011 and the Pew Research Center conducted a survey in May 2013. The … Continue reading

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Reynolds High School tragedy: more laws are not the answer

by Dan Lucas On Tuesday morning a 15-year-old killer murdered fellow student Emilio Hoffman, age 14, and wounded a teacher at Reynolds High School in Troutdale, Oregon. The killer brought an AR-15 type rifle, a semi-automatic pistol and enough ammunition … Continue reading

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Lars Larson: Thoughts on the Reynolds High School tragedy

by Lars Larson Two teenagers died this week at Reynolds High School in Troutdale. One was a murderer. And John Kitzhaber, who wants another four years leading the state, admits he doesn’t know what to do. At a vigil for … Continue reading

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Lars Larson: Gun running anti-gun CA Democrat state senator

by Lars Larson If I drank adult beverages all evening I couldn’t make up a story as crazy as the one coming out of California about the gun running anti-gun Democrat state senator. You really have to consider how hypocritical … Continue reading

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Are Oregon firearms background check records purged after 10 days? No

by Dan Lucas During testimony before the Oregon Senate Judiciary Hearing on SB 1551 on Feb 6, 2014, the question of how long firearms background check records are kept came up. Tricia Whitfield, Director of the Oregon State Police Identification … Continue reading

Posted by at 05:00 | Posted in 2nd Amendment, Gun Control, OR 77th Legislative Session, Oregon Senate | 2 Comments

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