Willamette Week: New Poll: Vast Majority of Oregon Parents and Teachers Want Guns Locked at Home

A newly formed nonprofit released results of an Oregon poll examining parent and teacher attitudes on gun violence on Thursday. In the poll, 76 percent of parents and 79 percent of teachers said requiring safe gun storage would be the most effective policy to minimize gun violence in schools.

The nonprofit, State of Safety, is led by executive director Henry Wessinger, who pushed a failed ballot initiative earlier this year that would have required firearms to be locked during storage and transfer.

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Eddie Sherman
OPB: Families Of Shooting Victims Back 2nd Gun Initiative For November Ballot

Yet another group seeking tougher gun laws in Oregon is coming forward with a proposed measure for the November ballot.

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Oregon Initiative Seeks Assault Weapons Ban

Supporters on Monday filed an initiative that would require gun owners in Oregon keep their weapons locked up when not in use. Gun owners could also face greater legal liability if they did not secure their weapons and they were used to injure or kill someone.

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Eddie Sherman