Court: Police Must Have More Than "General Concern" To Ask About Guns

By Jim McCoy Fri 10th July NewsgunsOregon Supreme Court

The Oregon Supreme Court says police must have a good reason to ask people they stop if they have a weapon.

The high court Thursday threw out an unlawful-weapon conviction of a 19-year-old man who was stopped for jaywalking by an Oregon State Police trooper in Portland.

The trooper asked Joseph Lucio Jimenez if he had any weapons on him, and Jimenez said he had a Read More »

Oregon Legislature Passes Bill To Keep Guns Away From Domsestic Abusers

The Oregon Senate has approved a measure aimed at keeping firearms from people convicted of domestic violence or under a restraining order.

Gresham Democrat Sen.Read More »

Background Checks Bill Advances Past Committee

By Jim McCoy Mon 6th April Newsbackground checksguns

An Oregon Senate committee has approved a bill requiring background checks on most private gun sales.

The Senate Judiciary committee also approved an amendment Monday. It allows sellers who live more than 40 miles from the buyer to ship the gun to a local dealer.Read More »

Jackson County Commissioners Take Pro-Gun Stand

By Jim McCoy Thu 19th February NewsgunsJackson County Board of Commissioners
In a victory for gun rights, the Jackson County Board of Commissioners say they oppose the expansion of background checks for potential owners of firearms. Commissioner Rick Dyer says the board wanted to be proactive should the Oregon legislature move to expand such a background check. It’s a notion that proponents say is needed as a safeguard to guns out of the hands of felons.

Dozens Arrested In State & Federal Drugs, Firearms Case

By Jim McCoy Wed 9th July Newsdrugsgangsguns
26 people have been arrested and seven search warrants have been served by law enforcement in a multi-agency drug investigation called “Rap It Up.” The Jackson County Sheriff’s Department says many of the suspects have gang ties and have been involved in everything from drug trafficking to prostitution to illegal gun activity.Read More »

30 Guns Found At Oregon Airports In 2013

By Jim McCoy Wed 15th January Newsairport safetyguns
Security agents found 30 guns last year on passengers boarding planes at Portland, Eugene, Medford and Redmond. The Oregonian reports ( that 21 of the guns were found by Transportation Security Administration agents at Portland International Airport.Read More »

Eagle Point Man Arrested At Airport

By Jim McCoy Tue 10th July Newsguns

Police at Portland International Airport say an Oregon man who was told he couldn't carry a loaded gun through a security checkpoint disregarded the recommendation that he check the pistol through as luggage. They say the man dropped the gun in an airport planter box.
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