Selected editorials from Oregon newspapers:
The Oregonian, Aug. 16, on Oregon's push to support gun violence research:
A great deal has been said about the need for rigorous, independent research on gun violence. Tragically, little has been done about it. Congress' chokehold on funding such research is shameful.
The idea behind gun violence research is neither to vilify gun owners nor institute sweeping gun controls. It is instead to study the phenomenon of gun violence as a public health issue, connecting dots where they can responsibly be connected to spur public conversation and policies that might help blunt the reality that about 30 people nationwide are shot...