U.S. Court of Appeals Upholds Bans on Assault Rifles and High Capacity Magazines in New York and Connecticut

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Another Oregon gun owner speaks out for compromise and sensible gun regulation

"I own a gun, as does my family.  We live on a farm, and it is just another tool for our use.  I in no way want to take firearms away from people, and in all honesty, I don't believe the government wants to either.   What I do want is to make sure my little boys have a future.  A future where they can be safe at school, where I don't have to fear them being away from home.  Why can't we work together, and compromise, to tick this one item off the list?"  --Monica Grimes

http://www.oregonlive.com/opinion/index.ssf/2015/10/compromise_key_to_sensible_gun.html

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Oregon Hunter Speaks Out For Common Sense

"Hunters are uniquely positioned to find a middle ground on guns, a way to improve public safety without stripping people of their rights"  --Lily Raff McCaulou

http://www.thetrace.org/2015/10/sportsmen-avoid-talking-about-guns-im-an-oregon-hunter-and-i-think-its-time-we-start/

 

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Its gotta change. We can do better!

"Its gotta change.  We can do better.  Everybody says they are immune to it and that it will never happen to me.  But that is a false sense of security."  --Paul Kemp

"It is clear we cannot, as a nation, sit idly by without taking meaningful action to end gun violence in America"  --Jenna Yuille

GOFRO leaders interviewed by CNN:

http://www.cnn.com/2015/10/02/us/oregon-school-shooting-survivors-of-mass-shootings/index.html

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10 Murdered in Roseburg Shooting at Umpqua Community College

Once again, we are shocked and heartbroken that there has been another mass shooting.  Our thoughts and prayers are with the community, but that's not enough.  As responsible gun owners and as Oregonians it is time to step up and take action to prevent these tragedies from happening over and over again.  We must let our legislators and congressional representatives know that we have had enough of these senseless acts of violence.

Vigil For Umpqua Community College.  Friday, October 2, 7:30 PM.  Ainsworth United Church of Christ, Portland.  (for more information click on our event tab)

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82% of guns used by teens to kill themselves belong to a parent or family member - Brady Center to Prevent Gun Violence

The Brady Center To Prevent Gun Violence releases report "Limiting Access To Lethal Means"

www.bradycampaign.org/limiting-access-to-lethal-means

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Research Study Finds Suicide Rates Reduced by Gun Safety Laws

http://well.blogs.nytimes.com/2015/08/19/gun-laws-associated-with-lower-suicide-rates/ 

Research published in the American Journal of Public Health shows that suicide rates are reduced in states with gun safety requirements such as background checks, waiting periods for handgun purchases, gun locks, and restrictions on "open carry" of firearms.

A copy of the study can be obtained from the American Journal of Pubic Health

http://ajph.aphapublications.org/doi/abs/10.2105/AJPH.2015.302753

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Some folks clearly need a lesson in basic firearm safety in the field and common courtesy in the woods!

http://www.nytimes.com/2015/08/19/us/a-culture-clash-over-guns-infiltrates-the-backcountry.html?_r=0

1.  The 4th Commandment of Firearm Safety says:  "Be sure of your target and what's beyond it.  You can't stop a shot in mid-air, so don't fire unless you know exactly where your shot is going and what it will strike"  (Remington Arms)

2.  The outdoorsman's pledge:  I will leave the woods in the same condition (or better) as when I came in.  (Better yet - leave no trace).

Those who can't follow these simple rules, shouldn't be taking advantage of our public lands and natural resources.

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More Police Killed in States With More Firearms

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Bipartisan Support for Expanded Background Checks on Gun Sales Including 87% of Gun Owners

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