By Paul Kemp
(reprinted by permission of the author)
There is no denying that gun violence is a complex problem. But as a founding board member of Gun Owners for Responsible Ownership, I know there are some evidence-based steps that Oregon’s leaders can take to help the roughly 450 Oregonians who die every year from gun violence.
On the evening of Dec. 11, 2012, I planned to meet my brother-in-law, Steve Forsyth, at the Clackamas Town Center mall. That afternoon, I received a frantic call from my sister; there had been a shooting at the mall.
When I arrived on the scene, I stood alongside my sister and niece for hours before learning that Steve had been shot and killed with a stolen, unlocked assault rifle. Steve was shot while on the phone with his father. Continue reading
How does Governor Kate Brown’s Republican challenger stack up against his primary opponents? Not very well. He has a lot of work to do, and so do we on Brown’s behalf.
State Rep. Knute Buehler, a Bend Republican who has an orthopedic surgery practice, was reprimanded by the Oregon Ethics Commission for not accounting for more than a handful of income in a complaint brought by the Democratic Party of Oregon.
Buehler, who has already raised more than $100,000 toward a possible bid for governor against Democrat Kate Brown, overlooked as many as 75 entries when he filed his paperwork.
Rep. Knute Buehler is the Republican representative to the Oregon State Legislature from Bend (HD 54). The Democratic Party of Oregon recently filed an ethics complaint against Buehler and is asking us to support this suit by sharing the story on Facebook.
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