Steepest declines were in the 90s
"Over the past twenty years, the number of homicides committed with a firearm in the United States has decreased by nearly 40 percent. The number of other crimes involving the use of a firearm has also plummeted, declining by nearly 70 percent."
— PolitiFact Oregon
Does he think the Oregon House is chopped liver?
Says "your Legislative Assembly was within one vote of enacting each of those bills into Oregon law."
His source got the math wrong, but he has a point
Says if Oregon had limited its budget growth to the rate of population growth plus the rate of inflation, the state’s all-funds budget would be about $27 billion today, not $60 billion.
Chlorinated, fish-killing water, that is
The Medford Water Commission was fined $279,000 for dumping plain drinking water into a stream.
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