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.
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.
Ten Oregon counties will vote on Second Amendment Preservation Ordinances which would give county sheriffs sweeping authority to interpret the constitution.
Oregon police officers spend a lot of time training for how and when to use force, but when guns are involved difficult situations can quickly become deadly.
Initiative 1639, which voters will decide on this November, would raise the legal age to buy certain kinds of rifles to 21 and require gun owners to ensure children and others can’t access their firearms. Recent history suggests Washington voters support tougher gun laws but no conversation about guns is easy.