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Conversations About Guns

OPB | Oct. 29, 2015

We take a look at guns and gun laws in Oregon from a variety of perspectives.

News Roundtable: Oct. 23, 2015

OPB | Oct. 23, 2015

We review some of the biggest news stories of the week.

Do Firearms Belong In Emergency Preparedness Kits?

OPB | Aug. 14, 2015

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News Roundtable: June 11, 2015

OPB | June 11, 2015

It’s time for our news roundtable, where we take a look at some of the biggest stories of the week with a rotating panel of journalists and other news watchers.

Lane County Opposes New Gun Background Check Law

OPB | June 09, 2015

The Lane County Commission passed a resolution saying the county is "unable to expend any county resources for the implementation" of Oregon's new gun background check law.

Oregon Gun Owners Question Expanded Background Checks

OPB | April 23, 2015

We talk to the legislator behind a bill to expand background checks, as well as gun enthusiasts at a recent Portland gun show.

Oregon Lawmakers Consider Background Checks And More

OPB | April 02, 2015

OPB Salem correspondent Chris Lehman joins us to fill us in on this week's activities in the capitol.

Oregon Lawmakers Kick Off 2015 Session

OPB | Feb. 02, 2015

MONDAY: Transportation, marijuana regulation, and gun control will be among the issues dominating the legislative session that starts Monday.

New Oregon Laws Taking Effect In 2015

OPB | Jan. 05, 2015

MONDAY: In addition to recreational marijuana, 2015 brings changes to laws governing home sales, underage drinking, minimum wage, concealed handguns and more.

Portland State University Poised To Vote on Armed Campus Police Force

OPB | Dec. 10, 2014

WEDNESDAY: The university's governing board is scheduled to vote on Thursday on a proposal that would create an armed police force for the PSU campus.

Two Gun Measures On Washington's Ballot

OPB | Oct. 20, 2014

MONDAY: Voters in Washington are being asked to weigh in on two competing ballot measures on background checks for gun sales.

Lawmakers Hold Hearings On Cover Oregon, E-Cigarettes And More

OPB | Sept. 16, 2014

TUESDAY: Oregon lawmakers are in Salem this week holding hearings on issues that are likely to get a lot of attention in the 2015 legislative session.

News Roundtable: July 11, 2014

OPB | July 11, 2014

FRIDAY: We review some of the biggest news stories of the week.

Washington Initiative Campaigns Turn In Signatures

OPB | July 03, 2014

THURSDAY: Today is the deadline for initiative campaigns in Washington to turn in signatures to qualify for the November ballot.

Parental Responsibility When Kids Gain Access To Guns

OPB | June 17, 2014

TUESDAY: Should parents be held legally responsible when a minor accesses a parent's gun without permission?

What We Know So Far About The Reynolds High Shooting

OPB | June 11, 2014

WEDNESDAY: A gunman opened fire at Reynolds High School on Tuesday morning. Fourteen-year-old Emilio Hoffman was killed.

Update On The Shooting At Seattle Pacific University

OPB | June 06, 2014

FRIDAY: A gunman opened fire at Seattle Pacific University on Thursday. We'll hear how the campus is responding.

News Roundtable: January 24, 2014

OPB | Jan. 24, 2014

FRIDAY: We review some of the biggest news stories of the week.

Revisiting the Clackamas Town Center Shooting One Year Later

OPB | Dec. 11, 2013

WEDNESDAY: It's been a year since a gunman opened fire at the Clackamas Town Center mall, killing two people before shooting himself.

St. Helens School Employees Can Carry Guns Again

OPB | Oct. 31, 2013

THURSDAY: St. Helens school board member Ray Biggs successfully brought a motion to overturn the district's recent ban on employees bringing weapons onto school property.