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Anti-gun violence activists, elected officials respond to mass shootings

August 4, 2019
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Anti-gun violence activists in Oregon have announced a signature-gathering training session for their planned ballot measure in response to the two mass shootings in the country over the weekend.

The training will take place Sunday afternoon in North Portland. The measure, which includes firearm storage and other requirements, is aimed for the November 2020 general election ballot.

Democratic Oregon Congresswoman Suzanne Bonamici said, "Gun violence is a preventable and deeply disturbing American tragedy that continues to terrify communities, destroy families, and take away thousands of precious lives every year," said Congresswoman Bonamici. "I'm heartbroken by the mass shootings in El Paso, Texas, and Dayton, Ohio and by the tragic gun violence that took the life of Deante Strickland in Portland. The House passed bipartisan background check legislation (H.R. 8) that could prevent gun violence and stem this unacceptable loss of life, if only the Senate would take action.