Legislature Considers Closing the "Charleston Loophole" in Background Checks

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"Our View: The Gun Debate Minus Rhetoric" The East Oregonian

"Is it possible there is a way to respect our country's long and important tradition of firearms and yet make this a safer place to live?  We would argue: Yes."

http://www.eastoregonian.com/eo/editorials/20160114/our-view-the-gun-debate-minus-rhetoric

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The Gap Between Gun Deaths in the U.S. and Other Nations is Getting Wider

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GOFRO Board Member Jenna Yuille Joins with President Obama to Support Comprehensive Background Checks

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Presidential Action to Improve Background Checks to be Announced

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"Despair Over Gun Deaths Is Not an Option"

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Supreme Court Won't Hear Challenge to Assault Weapons Ban

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"End the Gun Epidemic in America"

NY Times Front Page Editorial - "It is a moral outrage and national disgrace that civilians can legally purchase weapons designed to kill with brutal speed and efficiency"

http://www.nytimes.com/2015/12/05/opinion/end-the-gun-epidemic-in-america.html?action=click&pgtype=Homepage&clickSource=story-heading&module=opinion-c-col-top-region&region=opinion-c-col-top-region&WT.nav=opinion-c-col-top-region

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"The Biggest Myths of Gun Suicides"

"Suicide accounts for more than two-thirds of the 32,000 firearms deaths the United States averages every year. Or, to come at the issue a different way: Suicide is the second-leading cause of death for Americans aged 15 to 34, and more than 50 percent of cases involve guns. A big reason for the prevalence of firearms in suicides is the deadliness of guns themselves: When a firearm is used in a suicide attempt, there’s an 85 percent chance of it being successful. Whatever numbers you look at, they point to a significant public health problem. But because of a host of misconceptions and a lingering social stigma, suicides by firearm receive little popular attention."

http://www.thetrace.org/2015/11/gun-suicides-mental-illness-statistics/

 

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"The Concealed Carry Fantasy"

"The reality of self-defense gun use bears no resemblance to the exaggerated claims of the gun lobby and gun industry. The number of justifiable homicides that occur in our nation each year pale in comparison to criminal homicides, let alone gun suicides and fatal unintentional shootings."

http://www.nytimes.com/2015/10/26/opinion/the-concealed-carry-fantasy.html?action=click&pgtype=Homepage&module=opinion-c-col-right-region&region=opinion-c-col-right-region&WT.nav=opinion-c-col-right-region&_r=0

The research can be found at:

http://www.vpc.org/studies/justifiable15.pdf

 

 

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