Shooting Range Temporarily Closed

WHITE CITY, Ore. — A lapse in insurance is forcing the shooting range at the Jackson County Sports Park to temporarily close. The date they’ll re-open is unknown as officials work to get their coverage reinstated or switched to a new provider altogether. Neither the president of the Rogue Valley Shooting Sports Association nor their … Continue reading »

Texas Gun Groups Fight NRA

(CNN) — The National Rifle Association (NRA) has a stern message to gun lovers: Check your weapons at the door. In recent weeks, gun rights advocates, including “Open Carry Texas,” have entered popular restaurant chains with guns in hand. It’s part of an open carry movement. In a statement, the NRA and the Institute for … Continue reading »

Chipotle Ruled No Guns in Restaurants

(CNN) — Chipotle is asking customers to check their firearms at the door. The Mexican food chain made the request after gun rights advocates brought military-style assault rifles into a Texas Chipotle restaurant last week. The gun control group “Mom’s Demand Action for Gun Sense in America” then began circulating a petition calling on Chipotle … Continue reading »

JCSD9 Gets Weapons Recommendations

EAGLE POINT, Ore.– After a year of collaboration, Jackson County School District 9 in Eagle Point finally has a recommendation from its safety weapons committee. The committee decided against recommending armed staff and teachers, but came up with several other options. Single point entries, cameras, and panic buttons were among some of those recommendations. Administrators … Continue reading »

Man Fires Shots is Arrested

GRANTS PASS, Ore. — Jeremy Joulsohn, 32, of Grants Pass was arrested by Oregon State Police (OSP) troopers Monday night after he allegedly assaulted one man, pointed a rifle at his wife, and then fired multiple shots east of Grants Pass. Three OSP troopers responded to shots fired at about 8:30 p.m. in the 4600 … Continue reading »

Committee No-shows Postpone Meeting

EAGLE POINT, Ore. — There was a packed agenda, but not a packed house Thursday night at the Weapon Safety Committee Meeting for School District 9. For months, the group has been meeting to talk about ways to improve school safety, including the possibility of arming school staff. Empty seats and missing committee members led … Continue reading »

Number of Stolen & Lost Guns Increasing

MEDFORD, Ore. — The Jackson County Sheriff’s Office is reporting that the number of stolen and lost guns has been on the rise. Up through this point in 2013, 44 guns have been either stolen or lost. They say, a majority of the thefts occur during both residential & vehicle burglaries. For this reason, it … Continue reading »

Jackson Co. Streamlines Handgun Licenses

MEDFORD, Ore. — The Jackson County Sheriff’s Office says you can now bypass lines for concealed handgun licenses by making an appointment ahead of time. Sheriff’s officials say demand for CHL’s has spiked since the beginning of the year. Walk ins are still an option, however officials say you can expect a line ahead of … Continue reading »

The Economy of Guns In Southern Oregon

WHITE CITY, Ore. — Lawmakers on Capitol Hill are discussing gun rights legislation, an emotionally charged topic that’s personal for many Americans. Politics aside, there are several Southern Oregon based businesses that are cashing in on gun-related manufacturing and making an international impact. Whether you support current gun rights or want more restrictions, the gun … Continue reading »

Proposed Bill Aims at Assault Weapons

SALEM, Ore. — A bill proposed in Salem would enforce tighter gun control regulations in Oregon and one of the co-sponsors is from the Rogue Valley. An official of gun organizations in the state is calling the bill possibly the most extreme anti-gun bill in the country. House Bill 3200 has support from more than … Continue reading »

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