Jonathan Levinson is a multimedia reporter and producer for Oregon Public Broadcasting. He’s the Audion Fellow covering Guns & America.
Previously, Jonathan covered Mexico as a freelancer. His radio work has appeared on NPR and the CBC. His photography has been featured in ESPN, The Washington Post and Bloomberg News.
Jonathan spent five years as an infantry officer in the U.S. Army and has a master’s degree in international affairs from Columbia University.
Many sheriffs in Washington and Colorado are saying they won’t enforce new gun laws. But some Oregon sheriffs already tried that and realized it doesn’t work.
Oregon Gov. Kate Brown will sign a proclamation June 7, declaring it gun violence awareness day.
A group of students from the gun safety group March For Our Lives were in Salem on Thursday to meet with Oregon lawmakers and their staff over a recently nixed piece of firearm legislation.
Oregon Gov. Kate Brown sacrificed a package of gun control legislation and a bill tightening vaccination requirements in order to pass an education funding bill this week.
The Portland Police Bureau released data this week touting the Gun Violence Reduction Team's success after a city commissioner suggested cutting its funding.
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Community organizers say restorative justice is one way to rebuild the North Portland community after gentrification and work toward safer neighborhoods.
The Washington state Legislature passed a bill late Sunday night restricting the release of personal information of people who participated in the state’s buyback program for bump stocks.
The Oregon House passed legislation Tuesday that would create a statewide process for jurisdictions to comply with the so-called “boyfriend loophole” fix.
Veterans have much higher rates of suicide than the general population. So does the LGBTQ community. But the problem compounds where those communities intersect: LGBTQ veterans.
Security in the state Capitol was extra tight this week as lawmakers considered whether to expand the state’s gun control laws.
With the threat of right-wing violence on the rise, some activists on the left are taking a page out of the 1960s civil rights movement: armed self-defense.
A proposed alternative to the NRA's Carry Guard insurance has earned support on both sides of the gun debate.
Oregon, like many states, doesn’t require gun owners to lock up their weapons when not in use. But that could change during the upcoming legislative session.
Tyler Watson, 20, settled his age discrimination lawsuit against Dicks Sporting Goods. In February, the retailer changed its firearms policy, raising the minimum age to buy a gun to 21.
The only statewide gun legislation on the ballot this Election Day was approved by 60 percent of Washington voters. Initiative 1639 will tighten laws on semi-automatic rifles in the state.
Gun rights groups are pursuing a new strategy in 10 Oregon counties that takes a cue from an unlikely source: progressive policymakers.