DA Won't Bring Charges in Reynolds Shooting

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Universal Background Checks Initiative Passes in Washington State

Commentary from Timothy Egan on the success of the Washington State voter initiative to require universal background checks on all firearms purchases:

http://www.nytimes.com/2014/11/05/opinion/election-2014-gun-sense.html?hp&action=click&pgtype=Homepage&module=c-column-top-span-region&region=c-column-top-span-region&WT.nav=c-column-top-span-region&_r=0

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Guns and Public Health

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High Country News urges "Speak up for civility and reasonableness."

High Country News reports on increasing threats of violence against land and wildlife employees in the West.

https://www.hcn.org/issues/46.18/defuse-the-west

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OR Legislative Hearing on Lead Ammunition Survey

Last month, the OR House Interim Committee on Agriculture and Natural Resources held an informational hearing on ODFW's lead ammunition survey.  The survey of hunters and non-hunters seeks opinions about lead ammunition, available alternatives and strategies used in other states to reduce the impact of lead on California condors throughout their historic range.

Here's a link to testimony and materials presented at the hearing:  https://olis.leg.state.or.us/liz/2013I1/Committees/HAGNR/2014-09-16-14-00/MeetingMaterials

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Access to Guns and the Mentally Ill

The New York Times recently published an editorial regarding the mentally ill and access to firearms.  It is worth reading.

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GOFRO Op Ed

GOFRO members recently submitted an OpEd to the Oregonian.

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