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Oregon Backs Down On Gun Control Bill

From Bearing Arms:

Democratic leaders in the Oregon Senate have agreed to give up high-profile bills on gun control and vaccines in exchange for the end of a Republican walkout.
Multiple sources in the state Senate say Democrats have agreed to kill the two bills this session as part of a deal with Republicans. The agreement was first reported by Willamette Week and is aimed at bringing Republican Senators back to the Capitol after they staged a four-day boycott last week.

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Oregon Gun Restriction Bill Stopped

From Bearing Arms:

But now that a concrete bill is in front of them, Andrews said, Oregon legislators aren’t as interested in passing wide-reaching gun control legislation. In fact, they’re keeping the bill from moving forward.

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Anti-Gunners Never Satisfied

From Oregon Live:

A bill that sponsors say was drafted by Lake Oswego high school students would ban virtually all modern firearms, require background checks to purchase ammunition and limit those purchases to 20 rounds per month. Under Senate Bill 501, you would be required to get your sheriff’s permission to simply buy a gun and a gun dealer would have to wait at least two weeks before you could take possession of one of the very few firearms you would be allowed to have. You would only be allowed to purchase one handgun and one long gun a month. If you did not lock up a gun and it was stolen, you could possibly get more jail time than the person who stole it.

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Oregon Proposes Clearly Unconstitutional Bill

From Statesman-Journal:

A bill set to appear in the Legislature this year would require Oregonians to obtain a permit before buying a gun, limit the amount of ammunition a person could buy, outlaw magazines with a capacity of more than five rounds and create gun locking and storage requirements.
It’s the broadest of more than a dozen bills dealing with guns submitted by lawmakers ahead of the 2019 Legislature, which convenes Jan. 22. 

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Two Oregon Gun Companies To March On Capitol

From The Truth About Guns:

In response, Oregon-based gun makers Noveske and Radian Weapons have announced that they’re organizing a march on the nation’s most unattractive state capitol building on Saturday, March 23. Their Instagram announcement promises more details in the coming weeks.

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Dick’s Settles Discrimination Lawsuit

From Guns.com:

Tyler Watson, who claimed that Dick’s violated the state’s discrimination statutes after they refused to sell him a rifle because he was not at least 21 years old, has reportedly reached an agreement to end a pending lawsuit. The terms of the settlement have not been released but the man had sought $1 million in damages.

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8 Oregon Counties Pass Sanctuary Gun Laws

From The Washington Examiner:

The Oregonian/OregonLive reported Wednesday that the ordinances say that residents of those counties now have the right to own semi-automatic weapons and high-capacity magazines, regardless of state or federal law.

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Walmart Illegally Denied 18yr Old A Gun

From Guns.com:

The Oregon Bureau of Labor and Industries this week found that the teen, Hannah Brumbles, was the victim of age discrimination in violation of state accommodations lawafter Walmart refused to sell her a gun over an internal policy. In late February, Walmart said it won’t sell firearms and ammunition to anyone under age 21, citing the Parkland shooting for its nationwide policy reversal.

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Oregon Petition To Stop Future Gun Ban Legislation

From Gun Dynamics:

Petitioners for the Right to Bear Arms Charter Amendment were given a deadline of August 7 to turn in the necessary signatures from the public. Organizer Jason Williams said they turned in more than 8,000 signatures required by the election office. That’s 2,000 more than they needed.

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Cop Sells Dead Man’s Guns

From Guns.com:

Sean Thomas Banks, 49, was placed on administrative leave and taken into custody after he told fellow detectives investigating him that he stole several high-end shotguns while on duty and sold them, reports The Salem Statesman Journal.

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Oregon Proposes Gun Safety Class In Schools

From The Statesman Journal:

Gun-rights advocates last week filed an initiative petition to make firearms-safety instruction mandatory in all sixth-grade public schools in Oregon.

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Vet Killed By Portland Campus Police

From CBS News:

Dozens of protesters marched through the streets of Portland, Oregon, on Sunday, demanding action after Portland State University police shot and killed a Navy veteran. Cellphone video captured the early Friday incident when, witnesses say, Jason Washington was trying to break up a fight.

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Sanctuary Counties For Gun Rights

From KTVZ Oregon:

A measure challenging gun regulations is popping up around the state. Since 2015, four counties have passed a measure known as the Second Amendment Preservation ordinance, and commissioners in Malheur, Union and Lake counties have heard the same measure in the past few weeks.

The ordinance is a reaction to the Oregon Firearms Safety Act, passed by the state Legislature in 2015, which requires background checks for transfers of firearms between private parties. These county ordinances allow sheriffs to ignore this law – which gun advocates see as unconstitutional.

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FBI Agents Involved In Oregon Standoff Shooting Under Investigation

From Oregon Live:

An FBI agent is suspected of lying about firing twice at Robert “LaVoy” Finicium and may have gotten help from four other FBI agents in covering up afterward, authorities revealed Tuesday.

Investigators gave no details to explain why the one FBI agent, a member of the Hostage Rescue Team, wouldn’t report the two shots. They also didn’t indicate what his four colleagues on the team did to warrant investigation other than saying it was related to conduct after the shooting.

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Feds Warn Of Gadsden Flag And Other “Extremist” Symbols

From Reason.com:

The report includes several “visual indicators” to help police determine whether they’re dealing with “extremist and disaffected individuals.” These range from images associated with specific political groups, such as the Oath Keepers and Three Percenters, to a more generic patriotic symbol, the Gadsden flag—a famous Revolutionary War banner featuring a coiled rattlesnake and the slogan “Don’t Tread on Me.” One of the “indicators” is a slightly altered version of apicture popular with fans of the Grateful Dead; the guide does not note this potential source of confusion, describing it only as “common sovereign citizen imagery.”

According to this bulletin a gathering of U.S. Soccer fans could be construed as an extremist rally.

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