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Oregon Democrats Picked the Wrong Shooting to Justify Gun Control Push

On April 14, Oregon Senate Democrats passed expanded background checks based on a 2012 shooting at Clackamas Town Center in the Portland suburbs. The problem with this is that the Clackamas gunman stole his gun—so no amount of gun control would have stopped him—and his attack was stopped by a concealed carry permit holder who was armed in the mall.

Everytown Admits Gun Show Background Checks Don’t Work–but Want Them for More Sales

The Michael Bloomberg-funded Everytown for Gun Safety is actively pushing an expansion of background checks for every firearm sale in Oregon, be that sale retail or private. They present the checks as the same kind of background checks required at Oregon gun shows "since 2000," even though they admit the background checks at gun shows didn't really stamp out private sales.
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Grover Norquist Stays on NRA Board

On April 11, the NRA board of directors were announced at the Nashville convention, and they included Grover Norquist, the NRA board member over whom Glenn Beck threatened to quit the NRA.

NRA Drew 78,695 Supporters to Nashville, Moms Demand Drew 150

On April 13, the NRA reported that 78,695 gun rights supporters attended the annual convention--held in Nashville this year--which is nearly 9,000 more attendees than the NRA expected. On Apirl 11, Moms Demand Action for Gun Sense in America held a rally in Nashville to oppose the NRA's presence, and it was attended by roughly 150, counting children and pets.

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