HASSO HERING

A perspective from Oregon’s mid-Willamette Valley

Where have all the bullets gone?

Written February 18th, 2013 by

For a few months now, it’s been virtually impossible for the casual customer to wander into a sporting goods department and buy any of the common calibers of ammunition, such as .22 long rifle or 9 millimeter parabellum. The shelves have been bare, and stores such as Bi-Mart have begun to ration purchases when they […]

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The exploitation of grief

Written February 13th, 2013 by

President Obama exploited the victims of gun violence and their families during his State of the Union Speech when he referred to them and repeatedly said they “deserve a vote.” What they actually deserved was some respect in their grief, instead of being turned into props for a cynical argument in favor of a bad […]


Obama fails to persuade

Written February 4th, 2013 by

A reader’s strong reaction is below. Obama would be more believable in his quest for more gun control if he made some sort of sense. In Minneapolis on Monday, he once again said he wanted to prevent another Newtown and the way to do this was to require “universal background checks” and to ban “assault […]

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Panel works to shrink liberty

Written January 7th, 2013 by

The White House working group on gun control seems to be considering a comprehensive program to abrogate a key liberty in the Bill of Rights, the right to keep and bear arms. That’s the gist of a report in the Washington Post on Sunday. The Post said the working group, headed by Vice President Joe […]

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