Mutnomah County GOP Salutes Abraham Lincoln, Martin Luther King Jr. by Raffling Off an AR-15


Assassins shot both President Abraham Lincoln and the Rev. Martin Luther King, Jr. Now Lincoln and King have something else in common—the Multnomah County GOP is invoking the civil rights leaders' legacies to help raffle off an AR-15 rifle (or a handgun, if you prefer). Here's the release the county party sent out this morning, with emphasis added: Multnomah Country Republicans recognize the incredible ...   More
Monday, January 13, 2014 NIGEL JAQUISS

Why Hales is Pushing for Statewide Assault Weapons Ban


Update, 10:30 am: Sitting at his desk in the mayor's office, Hales repeated his call for weapons bans at the state and federal level. "Every potential common-sense step ought to be considered," Hales said. "I don't believe we are without options here."But the mayor's bully pulpit was interrupted by conservative talk radio host Lars Larson, who provided some soapboxing of his own in the form of booming, ...   More
Monday, January 14, 2013 AARON MESH

Gunfire Sale

At Portland’s gun show, a backdrop of tragedy sparks a buying frenzy.

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Greg Apple is selling a lot of semiautomatic rifles. Customers wandering through the Collectors West Gun and Knife Show last weekend pause to look at his 10-yard-long display of rifles, priced a   More
Wednesday, December 19, 2012 AARON MESH

This Is My Rifle

The AR-15—the rifle favored by hunters, marksmen and spree killers—by the numbers.

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1957: The year ArmaLite Corp. began to develop the AR-15 (AR meaning “ArmaLite,” not “assault rifle”). 1959: The first year the    More
Wednesday, December 19, 2012 AARON MESH, OLGA KOZINSKIY

Dick's Sporting Goods Clerks Say Their Stores Have Stopped Selling Semi-Automatic Rifles in Wake of Mass Shootings


Sales clerks at Dick's Sporting Goods stores across the West Coast tell WW tonight that the nationwide retail chain has stopped selling semi-automatic rifles in the wake of the mass shootings in Connecticut and Oregon last week.The company, based in Pennsylvania, has not put out any formal statement about ending sales of AR-15 style rifles. It is uncertain if the policy change will affect all of its ...   More
Monday, December 17, 2012 AARON MESH


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