[With VIDEO] Dateline March 3, 2013 – Eugene Oregon: The 15-year leader of a prominent anti-gun group has no idea what’s in what might be the most visible, egregious anti-gun bill ever seen in the State. Betsy Steffensen, the Chair Person for Million Mom March appeared as a featured speaker before the Ceasefire Oregon Rally, held […]
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