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Sen. Wyden talks guns, health and trade at town hall


March 21, 2018

SEN. RON WYDEN speaks to a crowd of area residents during a town hall meeting Saturday, March 17, at Linn-Benton Community College.

Gun control and mental health were the dominant topics raised by local citizens during a town hall meeting held by Sen. Ron Wyden at Linn-Benton Community College on March 17.

About 175 people attended, and those who wanted to ask questions received a numbered ticket when they signed in and were called at random.

Wyden said he supports research into gun violence and the banning of "bump stocks."

Things are starting to change and the people who are most responsible for that change are high school students, he said.

He mentioned the recent national walkout and student-led protests in response...

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