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  • OR:Mike Strickland Defends First Amendment Rights and Life with Second Amendment, is Thrown in Jail

    08/11/2016 10:12:32 AM PDT · by marktwain · 21 replies
    Gun Watch ^ | 31 July, 2016 | Dean Weingarten
    A year ago, Mike Strickland was beaten and ended in the hospital for several months.  His cameras were stolen, then returned with the drives wiped.  He has video of the attack, but the authorities refused to prosecute.  Recently, Mike was threatened by a mob of anarchists and Black Lives Matter activists again.  This time he protected himself.  Victoria Taft has written a well researched article, with video, that shows Mike Strickland defending himself from the mob in Portland.  The link has it all. From victoriataft.com: Mike Strickland was arrested and charged in Portland for pulling a gun at a...
  • OR: Misleading Headline of the Month: AP "Man who shot sleeping intruder"

    08/02/2016 7:11:13 AM PDT · by marktwain · 6 replies
    Gun Watch ^ | 26 July, 2016 | Dean Weingarten
    The above headline must be one of the most misleading that I have seen. It comes from AP itself. It is aided and abbetted by the AP leading sentence. From the washingtontimes.com: BEND, Ore. (AP) - The man who shot and killed another person asleep inside a Bend home in 2012 is asking a court to throw out a wrongful death lawsuit against him. The intruder was not sleeping.  He was actively fighting the couple that found him asleep in the homeowners house. There was an extensive investigation, and the shooting was ruled justified. The story is all over...
  • OR: Jason Rorex, Open Carrier, Stops Armed Robbery

    07/12/2016 10:12:58 AM PDT · by marktwain · 8 replies
    Gun Watch ^ | 7 July, 2016 | Dean Weingarten
    An open carrier in Oregon stopped an armed robbery suspect who demanded money at knife point.  The story was covered by kezi.com, and has gone national. From kezi.com: He said he flashed his gun at the suspect who then put the knife in his pocket and walked away. "And then I was just relieved like Katie was ... that I had my pistol with me so that I knew he couldn't do anything at that point," added Rorex. He said his date then called the police. When officers arrived they arrested 29-year-old Adolfo Rodriguez of Eugene. Rodriguez is now...
  • Rancher on horseback lassoes would-be bike bandit in Walmart parking lot

    An attempted bicycle theft in a Walmart parking lot was foiled by a cattle rancher on horseback, who chased the thief down and lassoed him until the local police in southern Oregon could arrive. David Stepp said that he had been sitting in his car nearby when he saw the cowboy trotting across the parking lot on his horse after the thief, who was trying to escape on the stolen bicycle. When the thief dismounted and tried to flee on foot, Stepp watched as the cowboy lassoed him by the ankle. The thief then grabbed a tree and held on...
  • Oregon could be a swing state in 2016

    05/16/2016 5:18:26 AM PDT · by GonzoII · 14 replies
    statespoll.com ^ | May 16, 2016
    Oregon is generally considered as Blue State. Yes, still it is. But Oregon has a potential to be a swing state in 2016. 1. Party Affiliation (2014). Oregon Party Affiliation didn’t change much in last 2 years. http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2014/05/27/state-party-registration_n_5399977.html Democrats 39% Republican 31% Independents 30% Considering 49% would be a winning numbers. If TRUMP gets 15% of the Democrats, 90% of the Republican, 55% of the Independent. 39%(DEM) X 12% + 31%(Rep) x 90% + 30%(Inde) x 55% = 49.08%. 2. Racial Demogrpahics. Voters Shares(considering Turnouts) in 2016, it would be White 89% | Hispanic 6.5% | Black 2% | Asian...
  • 2 Trump Rallies today:Omaha, NE @ 4pm CDT & Eugene, OR @ 7pm PDT

    05/06/2016 1:08:59 AM PDT · by nikos1121 · 803 replies
    Today May 6th, 2016 Donald J. Trump for President Rally 'Make America Great Again' in OMAHA, NEBRASKA Werner Enterprises Hangar @ 4pm CDT. Omaha, Nebraska Omaha is the largest city in the state of Nebraska and the county seat of Douglas County. Omaha is located in the Midwestern United States on the Missouri River, about 10 miles (15 km) north of the mouth of the Platte River. Omaha is the anchor of the Omaha-Council Bluffs metropolitan area, which includes Council Bluffs, Iowa, across the Missouri River from Omaha. According to the 2010 census, Omaha's population was 408,958, making it the...
  • Gun control: Stymied in 2016, Oregon Democrats vow to try again in 2017

    04/02/2016 12:40:57 PM PDT · by Red in Blue PA · 16 replies
    Unable to pass new gun-control bills this year, months after the state's deadliest shooting, Oregon Democrats are diving into campaign season with promises to try again in 2017. House Majority Leader Jennifer Williamson, D-Portland, wants to revive a measure that would limit default gun sales when background checks take longer than expected, after the bill earned tepid support and died in the Senate last month. Advisers for Gov. Kate Brown and Attorney General Ellen Rosenblum huddled with advocates in separate meetings Thursday to hear about executive actions they might take without legislative approval. Brown, up for election this year, had...
  • LIVE call from Refuge -- FBI Seige Happening.

    02/10/2016 5:44:59 PM PST · by Rebelbase · 825 replies
    Youtube Live ^ | 2/10/15 | Gavin Sein
    It's happening now at live link in article. Can't make heads nor tails of it,lot of shouting going on.
  • Interview with Brandon Curtiss, President of the Idaho III% on the (current situation in Burns, OR)

    01/16/2016 11:04:33 AM PST · by Texas Fossil · 3 replies
    Oath Keepers ^ | January 15, 2016 | Jason Van Tatenhove
    Jason Van Tatenhove of Oath Keepers had the opportunity to interview Brandon Curtiss, President of the Idaho III% regarding the history and current situation in Harney County, Oregon. Video at link.
  • Sheriff OK'd to void unconstitutional gun laws

    11/08/2015 5:29:00 AM PST · by rktman · 9 replies
    wnd.com ^ | 11/7/2015 | unknown
    Nearly a month after a tragic mass shooting shook Umpqua Community College, a rural Oregon county roughly two hours west of the school passed a measure directing the sheriff to bypass state and federal gun laws if he judges them unconstitutional. Coos County residents smoothly approved the Second Amendment Preservation Ordinance Tuesday with more than 60 percent voting for its passage. The ordinance bars public employees from using county funds to enforce any laws the sheriff deems unconstitutional. It also prohibits enforcement of Oregon’s recent law requiring background checks on private gun transfers, including transactions between friends. County employees who...
  • Ceasefire Oregon Reveals Plan to Cut Gun Violence

    10/30/2015 9:39:14 AM PDT · by rktman · 32 replies
    ceasefireoregon.org ^ | 10/28/2015 | unknown
    Ceasefire Oregon and the Ceasefire Oregon Education Foundation Release Recommendations to Reduce Gun Violence by Thirty to Fifty Percent in Five Years. The plan includes legislative and educational courses of action. The three overarching goals are to require higher standards for firearm ownership, enhance accountability of federally licensed firearms dealers and improve safety standards for firearms and firearm ownership. Details are available on our new webpage.
  • WATCH: Protester Explains Why He Brought His Gun to The Roseburg Moment

    10/11/2015 7:54:26 AM PDT · by rktman · 41 replies
    breitbart.com ^ | 10/10/2015 | Lee Stranahan
    On Friday, anyone paying attention to the news got to see at least a hint of The Roseburg Moment. It doesn’t fit either the mainstream media nor Democrat establishment’s political narrative, so it didn’t get the full court press media coverage of an Occupy Wall Street or Black Lives Matter protest, but anyone concerned about the future of freedom in America should take note. The Roseburg Moment saw a community that had been devastated in the UCC Shooting by what the MSM now calls “gun violence,” and instead of kowtowing to President Obama’s call for gun control, the people rose...
  • Raymond Fryberg, Father of School Shooter, found Guilty of Illegal Firearms Possession

    10/04/2015 8:22:18 AM PDT · by marktwain · 6 replies
    Gun Watch ^ | 1 October, 2015 | Dean Weingarten
    Raymond Fryberg was found guilty of illegal possession of firearms by a jury in a federal trial.  The case serves as a warning for those who fail to contest domestic violence restraining orders.  The restraining order used to convict Fryberg was granted in 2002.  It was a permanent restraining order.  The order was requested by Fryberg's former girlfriend,  Jamie Gobin.  The two have a child in common. Originally, the restraining order was temporary.  There was a hearing to determine if the restraining order should be permanent.  Records show that Fryberg was served notice of the hearing, but he never...
  • Facing Long Odds, an Angered Obama Vows Another Try on Gun Regulation

    10/02/2015 8:15:56 AM PDT · by Biggirl · 68 replies
    National Journal ^ | October 2, 2015 | George E. Condon Jr.
    Amer­ic­ans saw an angry and frus­trated pres­id­ent Thursday even­ing, a pres­id­ent who has reached his break­ing point as yet more in­no­cent vic­tims of gun vi­ol­ence are coun­ted and yet more fu­ner­als are planned. For the 15th time in his ten­ure, Pres­id­ent Obama had to face the cam­er­as to some­how lead the na­tion in griev­ing the carnage left in the wake of a lone gun­man.
  • OR: Supreme Court Rules Police may not ask if a Person is Armed, without specific cause

    07/13/2015 4:40:21 AM PDT · by marktwain · 33 replies
    Gun Watch ^ | 11 July, 2015 | Dean Weingarten
    The Oregon Supreme Court has ruled that generic "Officer Safety" is not sufficient to ask people if they are armed.  In a ruling on July 9th, 2015, the court found that police officers may not simply ask someone if they have a weapon, if there is no good, specific reason.  From State v. Jimenez(pdf): In this criminal case, an Oregon state trooperstopped defendant for jaywalking and asked him if he hadany weapons on him. For the reasons that follow, we concludethat Article I, section 9, of the Oregon Constitution1 does notpermit a law enforcement officer to make such an...
  • EXCLUSIVE–REP. MASSIE: ‘OBAMA’S SWAN SONG IS GUN CONTROL BY EXECUTIVE ORDER’

    06/12/2015 7:26:32 AM PDT · by gwgn02 · 16 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 6/12/15 | AWR Hawkins
    Breitbart News sat down with Rep. Thomas Massie (R-KY)91% (R-KY-4th Dist.) earlier this week, and he explained that he put forth a rider to a Department of Justice appropriations bill to block the ATF “from banning common rifle ammunition” out of concern that “Obama’s swan song is gun control by executive order.” On June 3, Breitbart News had reported that GOP representatives were adding riders to the bill to deny funding and block the DOJ and ATF from following through on backdoor gun controls under consideration at the time. Massie now explains:
  • OR: Expanded CCW Reciprocity in Trouble

    06/11/2015 6:11:07 AM PDT · by marktwain · 11 replies
    Gun Watch ^ | 9 June, 2015 | Dean Weingarten
    Oregon is one of the states that has stubbornly refused to grant reciprocity to concealed carry permits from other states, even though many of those states recognize the Oregon permit when Oregon residents visit them.  The map above, from usacarry.com, show that Oregon does not recognize  a single other state. The map below shows that 20 states allow Oregon residents to carry in their state, with an Oregon permit.  Vermont does not require a permit.  The blue states recognize the Oregon permit.  Michigan only recognizes Oregon permits for Oregon residents. Now that Michael Bloomberg's organizations have purchased a repressive...
  • OR: House Moves toward CCW Reciprocity

    05/02/2015 6:35:53 AM PDT · by marktwain · 16 replies
    Gun Watch ^ | 2 May, 2015 | Dean Weingarten
    Oregon is one of the most restrictive states for carry permit reciprocity.   It does not recognize any permits from any other state.  There are eight other states that are as restrictive.  They are Hawaii, California, Maryland, New Jersey, New York, Connecticut, Rhode Island, and Massachusetts.    Most are the last hangers on to the old "may issue" permit system, where the right to carry is not just subject to fees, classes, background checks, and waiting for government permission, but is subject to some, often unelected,  bureaucrat's feelings and attitudes toward you and your lifestyle.   Rhode Island is the...
  • Gun control: Burdensome legislation won’t stop criminals from getting guns

    04/19/2015 10:29:35 AM PDT · by rktman · 17 replies
    registerguard.com ^ | 4/19/2015 | James Fritz
    I’m a Democrat, I’m socially liberal, and I’m a gun owner. And when I say a new law won’t stop criminals from getting guns, I hope readers will at least pause for a moment to consider. The bill’s unintended consequences will further polarize politics, while doing nothing to keep guns away from criminals.
  • Prohibited Firearm Users Amass Weapons from Oregon Online Gun Market

    04/08/2015 10:00:06 AM PDT · by rktman · 20 replies
    golocalpdx.com ^ | 4/7/2015 | Annie Ellison
    “This investigation highlights something we’ve known for a long time – that the online market for guns leaves a gaping loophole for criminals and other dangerous people to buy a gun without a background check,” said Sarah Finger McDonald, one of 50,000 Oregon members of the group Moms Demand Action. According to Everytown’s research, gun sales online eclipsed sales at gun shows by a factor of four. More guns were sold by unlicensed vendors online in a week than at a year of Oregon gun shows.
  • Internet gun sales in Oregon creating dangerous, unregulated market, report claims

    04/08/2015 9:47:40 AM PDT · by rktman · 17 replies
    oregonlive.com ^ | 4/7/2015 | Jeff Mapes
    The report from Everytown for Gun Safety said that sellers using just four popular websites may be transferring as many as 25,000 guns a year in Oregon without conducting criminal background checks. Everytown also conducted a sting-like operation by posting 17 ads that had inquiries from 11 people with criminal records who are legally prohibited from buying firearms. Among them were two felons with a record of methamphetamine use as well as two others with domestic violence convictions.
  • Giffords: Oregonians Should Have To Pass Same Background Check My Attacker Passed

    04/07/2015 7:59:27 AM PDT · by rktman · 23 replies
    ammoland.com ^ | 4/3/2015 | AWR Hawkins
    On March 27 215 Gabby Giffords backed Oregon Democrats in pushing all future Oregon gun purchasers to pass the same background check Jared Loughner passed to acquire the firearm with which he attacked Giffords and eighteen others in Tucson. The legislation–SB 941, sponsored by [longtime gun banner] state senator Floyd Prozanski (D-Eugene)–would require a background check for every gun sale and/or transfer in Oregon–whether retail or private–except for sales between “close relatives,” which would continue to be a privilege the government allows.
  • Sponsors speed gun background check bill through contentious Oregon Senate hearing

    04/02/2015 6:57:58 AM PDT · by rktman · 22 replies
    oregonlive.com ^ | 4/1/2015 | Jeff Mapes
    Robert Yuille, whose wife, Cindy, was killed in the Dec. 11, 2012, shootings at Clackamas Town Center, said, "I'm here today for Cindy because she no longer has a voice." He argued that expanding background checks was a "no-brainer" because they help keep guns out of the hands of felons and others who are prohibited by law from possessing guns.
  • 5 things to know about Oregon's gun-control bill

    03/29/2015 8:42:30 AM PDT · by rktman · 12 replies
    mailtribune.com ^ | 3/28/2015 | Jonathan J. Cooper
    The Senate Judiciary Committee is holding a public hearing on the measure 8 a.m. Wednesday at the state Capitol in Salem. Members of the public are invited to testify, but there's no guarantee that everyone will get a chance. Oregonians also can also email or call their senator. Contact information for all 30 senators is on the Legislature's website,www.oregonlegislature.gov .
  • Oregon Universal Background Check Bill Hearing Schedule for April Fools Day

    03/28/2015 10:34:24 AM PDT · by rktman · 13 replies
    thetruthaboutguns.com ^ | 3/27/2015 | Dan Zimmerman
    Well, Oregonians, are you ready to lose your ability to privately transfer guns? A senate bill under consideration would require you to appear before a gun dealer and go through a background check. How fun would that be? It probably won’t be cheap and it certainly won’t be private. Here’s an email blast we received from the Oregon Firearms Federation:
  • Firearm Background Check Bill Surfaces In Salem (Oregon)

    03/27/2015 9:40:25 AM PDT · by rktman · 12 replies
    boisestatepublicradio.org ^ | 3/27/2015 | Chris Lehman
    Oregon lawmakers are gearing up for another round of debate over firearm regulations. Democrats introduced a measure Thursday that would require criminal background checks for most private gun sales. If the proposal sounds familiar, it's because similar measures were introduced and failed in the last two legislative sessions. The difference now? "It's all about the votes,” said bill co-sponsor state Senator Ginny Burdick, a Democrat. "We have the votes now and we did not have the votes before. That's the main difference."
  • Oregon bill to expand gun background checks in the works

    03/19/2015 8:42:09 AM PDT · by rktman · 6 replies
    oregonlive.com ^ | 3/19/2015 | Jeff Mapes
    A key Oregon legislator says he is finishing work on a bill to expand background checks to almost all gun transactions in Oregon. Senate Judiciary Chairman Floyd Prozanski, D-Eugene, said the bill will include provisions affecting people with mental health issues and for those who fail background checks. The legislation is being closely watched by both advocates and opponents of gun control. It also will provide another test for the strengthened Democratic majority in the Legislature.
  • Ted Cruz Calls Out Hillary, His Own Party During Fiery CPAC Speech: ‘Talk Is Cheap’

    02/26/2015 3:51:35 PM PST · by gwgn02 · 21 replies
    TheBlaze ^ | 2/26/2015 | Zach Noble
    NATIONAL HARBOR, Md. — He knew all the right things to say to rile up the conservative base. Ted Cruz, the junior Republican senator from Texas, received waves of standing ovations, cheers and whistles as he addressed the 2015 Conservative Political Action Conference Thursday. “Hillary Clinton embodies the corruption of Washington,” Cruz told the assembled conservatives. ”We need to run a populist campaign standing for the hardworking people of America.”
  • Fun With Gun Turn-Ins, Part Deux

    02/04/2015 8:50:02 AM PST · by rktman · 8 replies
    thetruthaboutguns.com ^ | 2/4/2015 | Dan Zimmerman
    Recently, I had fun turning in some relic pieces of jam-o-matic junk at an event sponsored by Ceasefire Oregon. Funny thing, that. It seems Fox News picked up on the event and almost got the link to TTAG right. As they had run out of gift cards by the time I got there, they handed out IOUs, promising to mail my gift cards. So I left my name and mailing address . . . Tadaaaa! The cards arrived.
  • Oregon Senators Hope More Democrats Mean More Gun Control

    02/01/2015 7:01:51 AM PST · by rktman · 12 replies
    breitbart.com ^ | 2/1/2015 | AWR Hawkins
    As Oregon’s senate prepares to convene February 2 for a “five-month legislative session,” returning senators who tried but failed at gun control in previous years hope having more Democrats in 2015 means gun control will finally succeed. According to the Associated Press, “proposed gun control measures have hit a roadblock in the senate during the past four years.” But this year, “with more Democrats in there…[things] could be different.”
  • OR: 'Buy Back' Gun Turn In Backfires

    01/22/2015 6:12:24 AM PST · by marktwain · 4 replies
    Gun Watch ^ | 21 January, 2015 | Dean Weingarten
    There was a gun turn in event, 'no questions asked' in Newport, Oregon last Saturday, the 17th of January.   A number of second amendment supporters planned for the event, and attended.    From centaloregoncoastnow.com: Fred Meyer Gift Cards will be available for working order guns (limit 3 gift cards per person, but more than 3 guns will be accepted). All firearms must be unloaded and transported in the trunk of your car or comparably secured in your pickup truck. No questions asked. $175 Assault or assault-like rifle $125 Handgun $ 75 Long guns, such as rifles or shotguns $ 25...
  • Oregon Considers Universal Background Checks

    12/02/2014 8:43:55 AM PST · by rktman · 17 replies
    breitbart.com ^ | 11/29/2014 | AWR Hawkins
    When Oregon's Democrat-controlled legislature convenes in February 2015, they are expected to consider passing a bill requiring universal background checks on firearm sales.
  • No Gun Registration/No Universal “Background Checks”

    11/22/2014 8:18:53 AM PST · by rktman · 8 replies
    weapon-blog.com ^ | 11/21/2014 | Aaron Spuler
    For those of you in Oregon, this is of special importance for you. Anti-gun extremists brag about how many people are denied gun purchases under the current system but never talk about how many of those people are denied with no justification because of an inept bureaucracy. The State Police’s own figures show that almost all “denials” are unjustified. Forcing me to run a background check on a friend or loved one before I give them a firearm will do nothing to prevent felons from obtaining weapons. It is clear that the entire purpose of this kind of bill is...
  • OR:Warning Shot Brings Help

    10/23/2014 9:31:11 AM PDT · by marktwain · 10 replies
    Gun Watch ^ | 22 October, 2014 | Dean Weingarten
    Devon Woltring I am not a fan of warning shots.   The bullet has to go somewhere;  in densely populated areas, there is a chance that an innocent person could be injured.   Still, I run across stories where warning shots seem to have "worked".  That is, the warning shot seems to have accomplished some good purpose, whether to defuse the situation without anyone being killed or wounded, or, as in this case, to bring help. The suspect above is accused of stealing money from a resident, then returning to attack a resident of the home involved.  From kgw.com: "The resident...
  • OR:Gun Stolen from Open Carrier was not Loaded; as Required by Law

    10/17/2014 4:33:53 AM PDT · by marktwain · 10 replies
    Gun Watch ^ | 16 October, 2014 | Dean Weingarten
    A week ago I wrote an article about the unicorn event of an open carrier having his firearm stolen by an armed robber.   It is only the second event that has been documented.   Numerous pundits sided with those who want their political opponents disarmed.   An important detail was left out of the story. Multnomah County, where the robbery took place, requires that openly carried guns must be unloaded.   The ordinance makes it an offense to possess a loaded magazine or speed loader if you do not have a concealed carry permit.  As the open carrier was barely old enough...
  • Oregon Governor's Fiancee Admits She Married A Man To Help Him Get U.S. Residency

    10/10/2014 7:35:24 AM PDT · by Baynative · 35 replies
    HuffPo ^ | October 9, 2014 | Sam Levine
    Posted: 10/09/2014 9:18 pm EDT Updated: 10/09/2014 11:59 pm EDT CYLVIA HAYES Share 111 Tweet 29 Email 7 Comment 0 The fiancée of Oregon Gov. John Kitzhaber (D) admitted on Thursday that she accepted $5,000 nearly two decades ago in exchange for marrying an Ethiopian man to help him obtain residency in the U.S. Cylvia Hayes, who got engaged to Kitzhaber over the summer, used the money to pay for a laptop and school expenses,
  • Another Unicorn: Open Carrier Robbed by Armed Criminal

    10/09/2014 7:05:58 AM PDT · by marktwain · 22 replies
    Gun Watch ^ | 9 October, 2014 | Dean Weingarten
    Open carry event in Colorado In a nation of over 300 million people, rare events happen.   Yesterday, another rare event happened.   A person openly carrying a gun was held up at gun point and their gun was stolen.  It last happened, that I know of, in Milwaukee in 2010, before the state passed their shall issue concealed carry law in 2011.   In the Oregon event, 21 year old William Coleman had just purchased a pistol the previous day, and was openly carrying it in the Portland metropolitan area, in the early morning hours.  From oregonlive.com: According to Gresham police,...
  • Oregon Referendum Opportunity to Overturn Illegal-Alien Driver Card Law

    09/26/2014 8:50:44 PM PDT · by ObamahatesPACoal · 7 replies
    NumbersUSA ^ | Sep 18th 2014
    Oregon voters will have an opportunity to overturn a 2013 state law giving illegal aliens access to driver cards. Ballot Measure 88, a citizens veto referendum also known as “Protect Oregon Driver Licenses,” will go before the voters this November after surviving legislative and legal challenges lodged by illegal-alien advocates. In 2008, Oregon enacted a law that required proof of citizenship or legal presence to obtain an Oregon driver license. Illegal-alien advocates sought to rescind that law in subsequent years and finally succeeding in 2013 with the passage of Senate Bill 833. That law instructed the Oregon Department of Motor...
  • OR:72-Year-Old Father Defends Wife, Shoots Son

    09/19/2014 6:53:01 AM PDT · by marktwain · 8 replies
    Gun Watch ^ | 18 September, 2014 | Dean Weingarten
    In Metolius, Oregon, a 72-year-old man used a .38 caliber revolver to defend himself and his wife from a drunken attacker who broke down their bedroom door.   The attacker was their 45 year old son.    One of the prime weapons in the propaganda campaign to disarm Americans is a theory of homicide in the United States.   I call it the "progressive elite" theory.   It runs like this:  The majority of people, except for the exceptional elite, are just moments away from committing a criminal homicide.  They have poor impulse control and fly into rages which escalate into homicidal rages...
  • OR: Attackers Call 911 on Man who Defended Himself Against Them

    07/18/2014 2:04:20 PM PDT · by marktwain · 6 replies
    Gun Watch ^ | 18 July, 2014 | Dean Weingarten
    Suspects who called the Police Florida recently passed a law making it harder to prosecute people who are defending themselves with firearms.   The law builds on a trend started with an Arizona law that codified the defensive display of a firearm as legal. The Arizona law had been prompted by criminals use of the criminal justice system to punish people who had foiled their crimes by displaying a firearm in self defense. This Oregon case, though it did not receive official sanction, shows how criminals attempt to use, or use, the criminal justice system to their advantage. In the...
  • Oregon mental hospital to honor 'forgotten souls'

    07/06/2014 2:11:01 PM PDT · by Salvation · 24 replies
    MSN.com ^ | 07-06-14 | MSN.com
    Oregon mental hospital to honor 'forgotten souls' SALEM, Ore. (AP) — They were dubbed the "forgotten souls" — the cremated remains of thousands of people who came through the doors of Oregon's state mental hospital, died there and whose ashes were abandoned inside 3,500 copper urns. One of the abandoned wings of the Oregon State Hospital in Salem, Oregon. Discovered a decade ago at the decrepit Oregon State Hospital, where "One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest" was filmed, the remains became a symbol of the state's — and the nation's — dark history of treating the mentally ill. A research...
  • Report: Nevada would benefit from transfer of federal lands

    04/26/2014 12:44:35 PM PDT · by Duke C. · 25 replies
    LAS VEGAS REVIEW-JOURNAL CAPITAL BUREAU ^ | April 22,2014 | SEAN WHALEY
    A new report analyzing the financial ramifications of a takeover of some of Nevada’s millions of acres of federal lands suggests the state would benefit from such a transfer. A transfer of 4 million acres of U.S. Bureau Land Management land could bring in anywhere from $31 million to $114 million a year, based on a review of four Western states that have significant amounts of trust lands under their control, the report says.
  • New TriMet bridge gets Native American name [Commie name! No private cars or trucks allowed!!]

    04/17/2014 4:44:08 PM PDT · by matt1234 · 21 replies
    Northwest Cable News ^ | April 16, 2014 | Cornelius Swart
    Portland's newest bridge across the Willamette River is now officially called "Tilikum Crossing, Bridge of the People." The new name was announced in a ceremony along the waterfront Wednesday at around 10:30 a.m. --SNIP-- Tilikum Crossing: Referencing a Native American term for 'common people.' --SNIP-- The bridge is part of a new $1.5 billion, 7-mile Portland-Milwaukie light rail line. The bridge will be the largest in the nation to carry transit, pedestrians, bikes but no private cars or trucks. The bridge was estimated to cost $134 million and was expected to open in Sept. of 2015.
  • Oregon Appeal Court: Frisk that Found Pistol Unconstitutional

    04/16/2014 11:02:23 AM PDT · by marktwain · 8 replies
    Gun Watch ^ | 14 April, 2014 | Dean Weingarten
    Demonstration against Neo-Nazism in Dresden (13 February 2012) When I was being trained as a peace officer, the subject of searching or "frisking" citizens was addressed several times.   Some of the training seemed to be  more about how to finesse the legal boundaries than the necessity of respecting citizens' rights.   I vividly remember one instructor saying: "I have never heard of a judge throwing out a case where a weapon was actually found." The pendulum seems to be swinging back the other way. From AP at FindLaw.com: The judges ordered that the officers' discovery of the loaded pistol carried...
  • Deportation in hit-and-run tragedy would be a mistake: Editorial

    02/07/2014 2:25:12 PM PST · by moonshinner_09 · 16 replies
    OregonLive ^ | February 07, 2014 | The Oregonian Editorial Board
    Forest Grove resident Cinthya Garcia-Cisneros had the dubious distinction this week of appearing, in the form of a linked story, on the Drudge Report, a popular web site that marries conservative values with tabloid sensibilities. The link’s headline: “OBAMA DREAMER FACES DEPORTATION AFTER KILLING TWO IN HIT-AND-RUN …” You need no imagination whatsoever to track the narrative shouted here in 11 words: This is what comes of the president’s 2012 decision to allow immigrants brought to this country illegally as children to apply for relief from deportation. Garcia-Cisneros and others who participate in the Deferred Action for Childhood (DACA) program...
  • Cinthya Garcia-Cisneros, sentenced in Forest Grove fatal crash, exchanges

    02/02/2014 7:33:32 AM PST · by moonshinner_09 · 27 replies
    Oregonlive ^ | anuary 31, 2014 at 4:16 PM, updated February 01, 2014 | Emily E. Smith
    Cinthya Garcia-Cisneros gave a nervous smile before she spoke through tears. Dressed in jail scrubs Friday, she addressed the parents of Anna Dieter-Eckerdt, 6, and Abigail Robinson, 11, who were killed when she drove through a leaf pile where the girls were playing.
  • Popular gun range wins county battle

    01/27/2014 3:14:06 PM PST · by marktwain · 4 replies
    union-bulletin.com ^ | 24 January, 2014 | Rachel Alexander
    MILTON-FREEWATER The East End Rod & Gun Club’s application to continue operations was approved by the Umatilla County Planning Commission Thursday night, but a number of restrictions were placed on its activities. #The Milton-Freewater club, which has about 800 members, has operated a shooting range since 1994 on 85 acres of leased property, but was never officially approved by the county. #The club initially filed a land use application last fall to expand onto addition land and receive official approval for their current operations, but later withdrew the request for an expansion because the land was no longer available. #Thursday...
  • OR:Mass Shooting Stoped by Armed Citizen

    01/14/2014 8:40:19 AM PST · by marktwain · 31 replies
    Gun Watch ^ | 15 January, 2013 | Dean Weingarten
    A mass shooter forgot the important functional rule for successful mass murderers: only attack in disarmed victim zones, sometimes called "gun free zones".   From KGW.com:  The shooter hit three people, prompting a person in the bar to return fire, hitting and critically injuring the suspect. "The shooter came in and just started shooting without any kind of warning," victim Gonzalo Zamora-Hernandeza told KGW Monday. Brian Rizzo, a 26-year-old security guard from the club, was hit by the shooter at the front door and was still in critical condition with life-threatening injuries Monday. Fortunately, Oregon is does not prohibit citizens...
  • Forest Grove fatal crash: Trial opens for Cinthya Garcia-Cisneros, charged with hit and run

    01/10/2014 9:48:55 AM PST · by moonshinner_09 · 18 replies
    OregonLive. ^ | January 09, 2014 | Emily E. Smith
    The start of Cinthya Garcia-Cisneros’ trial Thursday highlighted the questions jurors will likely consider after they’ve heard the evidence. Garcia-Cisneros, 19, is accused of felony hit and run in the Forest Grove crash that killed two young stepsisters, Anna Dieter-Eckerdt, 6, and Abigail Robinson, 11. Both sides agree that the teen drove through a large leaf pile, Oct. 20, where the two girls had been playing. Garcia-Cisneros and her passengers -- her boyfriend and brother -- felt a bump as the Nissan Pathfinder ran over the heap. The prosecution and defense agree that Garcia-Cisneros learned not long after she arrived...
  • OR:Salem man, 82, shoots burglar in home, sheriff's office says

    10/15/2013 12:04:15 AM PDT · by marktwain · 7 replies
    kval.com ^ | 8 October, 2013 | Staff
    Detectives said that John Rose, 82, and Mamie Rose, 83, were in their home when a man tried to break in. John Rose shot the man when he entered the home. The sheriff's office said investigators have been unable to identify the suspect, but he will face burglary and trespassing charges. He is currently in a Salem hospital.