Let's Fix These Issues and Close the Loopholes in Background Checks Nationwide

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FBI Says Background Check Flaw Let Charleston Shooter Buy Gun

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Case May Set Precedents For Negligence If Gun Shops Sell Firearms To Dangerous Persons

In Kansas, a convicted felon acquired a shotgun from a gun shop and murdered his eight year old son and committed suicide.  The boy's mother filed a negligence lawsuit against the owners of the gun shop.

http://takingnote.blogs.nytimes.com/2015/07/02/in-a-brutal-gun-case-a-win-for-the-common-good/?action=click&pgtype=Homepage&module=opinion-c-col-left-region&region=opinion-c-col-left-region&WT.nav=opinion-c-col-left-region

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Federal Gun Charges For Illegal Firearms Sales for Medford Man Convicted of Manslaughter in Death of 5 Year Old Child

"Rap It Up" suspect indicted on federal gun charges as part of network of persons involved with illegal sales of firearms:

http://www.mailtribune.com/article/20150625/NEWS/150629727/101033/NEWS?rssfeed=true

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Nine Shot in Church in South Carolina

"At some point, we as a country will have to reckon with the fact that this type of mass violence does not happen in other advanced countries.  It doesn't happen in other places with this kind of frequency.  And it is in our power to do something about it."  --President Obama

https://www.whitehouse.gov/blog/2015/06/18/latest-president-obama-delivers-statement-shooting-charleston

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"The somber echoes of the Reynolds High shooting"

One year later, the Reynolds students, parents, staff and first responders still grieve but express their gratitude for community support in the face of tragedy.  Kids and easy access to guns don't mix.  We, as gun-owners, must secure our firearms and urge others to do so as well.

http://www.oregonlive.com/news/oregonian/steve_duin/index.ssf/2015/06/steve_duin_the_echoes_of_the_r.html#incart_m-rpt-2

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Hunting and Fishing License Fees Proposed to Increase

Hunting and fishing license fees may go up as Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife faces declining revenues.

http://www.statesmanjournal.com/story/news/2015/06/07/oregon-hunters-anglers-fear-impact-license-fee-hike/28637873/

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Governor Signs Universal Background Check Bill

Governor Kate Brown today signed SB 941 which expands Oregon's gun sales background check requirements to include private sales with exemptions for transfers among family members and temporary transfers to hunting partners or at firing ranges.  

http://www.oregonlive.com/mapes/index.ssf/2015/05/kate_brown_signs_background_ch.html#incart_m-rpt-1

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Oregon House Passes Background Check Bill - SB 941

Today, the Oregon House of Representatives passed SB 941 to expand Oregon's existing background check requirements for gun sales to include private and internet sales with exemptions for transfers including family members, hunting partners, target practice, or to prevent eminent harm.  The bill also addresses mental health issues.  It authorizes a court to prohibit a person ordered to participate in assisted outpatient treatment from purchasing or possessing a firearm during the period of treatment.

http://www.oregonlive.com/mapes/index.ssf/2015/05/gun_background_check_passes_or.html#incart_river

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The Dalles Newspaper Endorses Background Check Legislation

Editorial from The Dalles Chronicle endorses legislation to close Oregon's firearm sales loophole to require background checks on private sales except for family members:

http://www.thedalleschronicle.com/news/2015/apr/25/editorial-background-checks-make-sense/

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