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Page 9 Hells Canyon Journal February 25, 2004 by John Garrigus Sponsored by: ~D a'A.d~~N/~ark Williar~s Oregon ("(73 ~t 1124,~'1 Tel: 541-742-7019 Fax: 541-742-7015 u ww.davidmarkwilliamseonstruction.eom This week the United States Senate is expected to vote on a bill that will protect the firearms industry from liability for crimes commit- ted with legally obtained products which have been used for criminal acts. Introduced last March by Senator Larry Craig of Idaho, the bill would shield manu- factures and retailers of fire- arms, ammunition and other related products from being sued for crimes committed with these products. The bill was proposed in response to the growing num- ber of frivolous lawsuits from crime victims and their attor- neys seeking compensation from the supposedly "deep pockets" of manufacturers and retailers. The bill has the backing of 55 other Senators, including ten democrats, and including Senator Gordon Smith of Oregon. Since 1998, there have been several dozen lawsuits filed by individuals and mu- nicipalities against gun mak- ers, with most, if not all, of the suits being unsuccessful. In one such suit, the victim's family went after the manu- facturer of the gun used in the shooting even though the gun had been originally li- censed to a state police de- partment and had no ties to the person who stole the gun and eventually used it in a crime. The gun industry has spent $150 million the past six years defending itself against these suits. Gun manufacturers build and sell a legal product. What is the real issue here is the fact that people are not held accountable for their actions once they legally or other- wise obtained a product. Us- ing the logic of the these folks, we should also hold golf club, steak knife and baseball bat makers accountable as well. Gun control in any form will not work despite the mis- guided efforts of a few well- meaning folk. In countries where some form of gun control has re- cently been enacted, the rates of violent crime usually esca- late. In 1997, when Great Britain enacted strict hand- gun laws, violent crime rates were similar to the United States. Since that time, the violent crime rate has doubled in Britain while the rate in America has dropped by nearly 25 t~ercent. Similar numbers exist in Canada where laws were en- acted in 1991 and strength- ened in 1995. As usual, where gun con- trol is concerned, the only winner will be the bureau- crats who thrive on such mis- guided laws. It has been proven that no law, no mat- ter how restrictive, can pro- tect the public from those who decide to commit violent crimes. Further tinkering with the Constitution will accomplish nothing, and in the end we must rely upon ourselves for security and protection. 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The information and com- ments taken will be instru- mental in formulating the shape of upcoming hunting seasons. Here in Oregon, we are provided ample opportunity for input and comment on our wildlife policies. If the reader should be unhappy with the shape of their fa- vorite angling or hunting season, be reminded that there have been, and will be, plenty of possibilities to have a chance to give your two bits worth. Central: The schedule for stocking here will not be available until April when stocking begins. Flows below Bowman Dam on the Crooked River have been steady at 95 cfs. An- gling has been good for red band trout. Those who target the underutilized and much maligned whitefish are doing very well here, also. Prineville Reservoir has been filling at a very rapid rate, and angling is fair or spotty at the best. Best loca- tions are near the dam and the Bear Creek Arm. Watch for private property here. CLASSIFIED AD DEADLINE IS 10:00 AM MONDAY WE BUY & SELL USED CARS Complete auto body, paint and glass. HALFWAY CARRIAGE 742-2063; eves 742-5911. ~1 SUBARU LEGACY SEDAN, 4x4, auto, air, cruise & tilt; power windows & locks; high miles, one owner, ~ now $1,950. 742- 2063; eves 742-5911. PIE CUPBOARD and antique light fixture and old toys. Pat's Pretties at Quilts Plus, 742-5040 BIRKEN~rOCK SALEll Save 20% on all Birkenstocks, now through March 31st at Old Pine Variety Shoppe. HALF A BEEF, grain-fed organic, 263 Ibs., $1 per pound & you pay cut & wrap of $109.55. Call Melody, 742-4132. SUMMIT 500 snowmobile, 1200 miles, new belt, plus spare belt, new plugs, exc. cond. $3,000. Call 742-4268. NEW CAPRESSO espresso cof- fee machine, 2-shot espresso maker and coffee maker. $200, 893-6031. 1970 I.AMPLITE TRAILER with built-on room/deck. Andy's Trailer Court #6. $5,500 OBO. Call 742- 2726 or 742-4563. PLACE TO UVE in Richland for retired couple, reasonably priced, small acreage or large lot with or without house. Call 541-893-6797. RIDE TO BOISE March 1 after- noon or March 3 after 4 pro. Will pay gas. Call Maders, 742-4887. LOST OR STOLEN: Pentax Optio 3.2 mp digital camera. Please call Pine Eagle High School. 742-2421 JnJ RENT-A BARN & STORAGE SHEDS We Deliver to Your Location Buy or Rent any size: 8'x8' to 14'x28' 963-7285 or 1-888-398-7286 The boat ramp at Ochoco Reservoir is still closed. Bank anglers are doing well for trout offthe bottom with float- ing bait. The lower Deschutes bor- dering the Warm Springs Reservation is closed to all angling until April 2004, when the trout and steelhead season reopens. Those parts of the Deschutes not border- ing the reservation are open to angling. The water has been high but fishable. Look for the famous hatches to start in earnest here in the near future. Haystack Reservoir has been good for trout and brown trout with the occasional warm-water fish being hooked to keep the angler guessing. Lake Billy Chinook has been slow but will improve with the longer days. Look for predators such as cougar and coyotes to be near wintering deer herds and ag- ricultural operations. Winter access closures are in effect on much of our pub- lic lands at this time. Contact the appropriate BLM or other government agency for clo- sure information, and then be sure to follow these clo- sures. With the rather harsh winter conditions we have thus far experienced, much of the wildlife is already some- what stressed and to unnec- essarily harass them at this time of the season could pos- sibly be fatal. Also, be sure to be pre- pared yourself while travel- ing in the backcountry. We always travel with the pos- sibility of spending an un- planned night in mind. 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