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The News-Times hears from residents about state rules and a ballot measure restricting high-capacity magazines.

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Happy to see Hillsboro suing over climate rules

Awesome! I'm glad to hear our Hillsboro city councilor reps are finally standing up against Gov. Kate Brown's continued unreasonable broad and indiscriminate compliance to her agenda.

Read our Sept. 8, 2022, story on Hillsboro agreeing to join a lawsuit against the state of Oregon over new climate rules.

Each city needs to determine what is best for their community, not an out-of-touch politician!

Rose Machian, Hillsboro

Measure 114 would reduce gun violence

Scared and feeling hopeless by the continuation of gun violence? There's finally something Oregon voters can do to change this.

Measure 114, the Reduction of Gun Violence Act, limits the sale and possession of magazines capable of firing more than 10 bullets without needing to reload. When high-capacity magazines are used in mass shootings, nearly five times as many people are shot. California and Washington already prohibit them.

Sadly, my niece still feels the ramifications of surviving the 2017 Route 91 Harvest music festival (shooting), where her friend was one of 60 killed by an AR-15. She was shot in the back and was so badly injured there was no chance to save her.

Measure 114 also requires a criminal background check and safety training to ensure the owner knows how to handle, load, shoot and store a gun responsibly. These common-sense actions will help enforce our laws regarding who can possess guns and will also help solve gun crimes.

I'm a proud member of Oregon's Chapter of Moms Demand Action. We have endorsed Measure 114. Our slogan is Honor with Action.

You, too, can take action — join thousands of Oregon Moms Demand Action volunteers and vote "yes" for Measure 114.

Teri Mills, Tualatin


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