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Gun State? Oregon’s Complicated Connection to Firearms

Posted by jhingarat21 on 15th Oct 2015

Warren Lacasse of Southeast Foster Road’s Gun Room gives a tour of his shop and waits on customers. Thomas Boyd/The OregonianKevin Ensley presses and rolls his ink-stained thumbs onto the back of a six-page form. Within minutes, Oregon State Police scan for any criminal record and electronically approve his application.It’s a Monday afternoon inside a Southeast Portland gun shop. Another firearm has been sold.If there’s a face of gun ownership in America, or Oregon, Ensley could be it. He’s a re
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How We Taught America to Love the Gun

Posted by jhingarat21 on 10th Oct 2015

ARMS: THE CULTURE AND CREDO OF THE GUNA.J. SomersetIn the late 1860s, Americans had a different kind of gun problem: They weren’t very good shots. Their best marksmen routinely lost in shooting competitions to Englishmen, Germans and Canadians. And to Gen. George Wingate and Col. William C. Church, Union Army officers during the Civil War, this was worse than an embarrassment. The rifle, they knew, was an essential tool of the modern military. The next time trouble came knocking, they’d need a p
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Trump Flips on Gun Control to Support National ‘Concealed Carry’ Policy

Posted by jhingarat21 on 25th Sep 2015

Donald Trump’s mandatory minimums position is drawn from an experimental 1990s program called Project Exile, requiring a five-year minimum sentence for anyone found illegally in possession of a firearm. Donald Trump, once an advocate of control over the sale of some types of firearms, has come out forcefully in favor of a laissez faire approach to gun control, declaring there should be a “national right to carry” concealed weapons across the US.The Republican presidential frontrunner’s gun
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Posted by jhingarat21 on 8th Aug 2015

On August 6–the day after Vincente David Montano allegedly attacked Carmike Hickory 8 Cinema in a Nashville suburb–CNN admitted that the gun used in the attack was not real but suggested the gun proves the need for more gun control regardless.Breitbart News previously reported that Montano was allegedly armed with a hatchet, pepper spray, an Airsoft gun, and a fake bomb.In reporting the story, CNN reported Montano allegedly carried “what looked like a real semi-automatic pistol” but wasn’t.
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Does Gun Control Encourage Crime? The Science of Crime Statistics

Posted by jhingarat21 on 4th Aug 2015

IntroductionIt is widely believed that modern society is in sharp decline. Crime, especially, is widely considered to be steadily soaring out of control. American politicians frequently join the fray, using the crime issue to assert various political points. For example,Democratic front-runner Hillary Clinton is an advocate of the death penalty, but hopes to address an “unacceptable” increase in incarceration.In 2007, Republican Jeb Bush declared, “The simple fact is we are not safe. Not in our
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