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Daily archives for March 2nd, 2013

Eugene’s Gun Grabbing Mayor – “Ban All Military-Style Assault Weapons and High Capacity Magazines”

Kitty Piercy

[WITH VIDEO] Dateline March 3, 2013 – Eugene, Oregon:  The Mayor of Eugene Oregon is calling for “the banning of all military-style assault weapons and high-capacity magazines.”  The Honorable Kitty Piercy made the demand at an outside rally of the anti-gun group “Cease Fire Oregon,” held today in the state’s second largest city.  Cease Fire Oregon […]

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