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It is clear to me that Oregon's lax gun laws contribute to too many gun deaths and injuries. Ceasefire Oregon works to reduce gun violence by strengthening commonsense gun legislation, such as background checks and child access prevention laws, whereas organizations like the Oregon Firearms Federation work to remove or prevent such laws, like background checks.
And the tired attempt to compare gun deaths to deaths by cars or power tools is ridiculous. Guns are purpose-made to kill quickly and efficiently, yet don't even require a moment of training to purchase them, or registration and licensing, and parents are not held responsible to keep the guns safely in their home (unlike regulations to keep small children in child safety seats in cars, for instance). Such legislation makes us safer, without infringing on our right to self-defense.
My blog post on this interview: http://newtrajectory.blogspot.com/2011/02/guns-in-our-lives-interview-on-opb-part.html
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