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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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Maine Residents Seek to Add Gun Measure to 2016 Ballot

Posted by jhingarat21 on 28th Aug 2015

A man fills out paperwork to purchase a Glock 10mm pistol at a shooting range in Connecticut in April 2013. Six residents of Maine this week took the first step toward adding a gun measure to the state’s ballot for the 2016 presidential election.The residents, including gun violence survivors, law enforcement authorities and a domestic violence advocate, filed an application to qualify a November 2016 ballot measure on requiring criminal background ch
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