Sheriffs Vow Not To Enforce Oregon’s Strict New Gun Control Law

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At a glance

  • “The biggest thing is this does absolutely nothing to address the problem,” Sheriff Cody Bowen of Union County told Fox News. “The problem that we have is not … magazine capacity. It’s not background checks. It’s a problem with mental health awareness. It’s a problem with behavior health illness.”
  • “Our society as a whole is a bigger problem rather than saying that, you know, the guns are killing people,” he said.
  • Sheriffs across the state have echoed Bowen’s concerns with the law and said they will not enforce part or all of it.

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