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Oregon police identified the shooter in a shooting incident at Reynolds High School in Portland, Oregon.

Troutdale, Oregon Police Chief Scott Anderson identified him as 15-year-old Jared Michael Padgett, a freshman at the school.

Police also said that Padgett carried an AR-15, a handgun and hundreds of rounds of ammunition.

Troutdale is in Multnomah County.

Multnomah County GOP:

We're Raffling Off An AR-15 Again!

Multnomah County Republicans Announce Another Gun Raffle, Brisk Ticket Sales For Lincoln Day Dinner Featuring Rafael Cruz

Portland, OR January 13, 2014:  Multnomah Country Republicans recognize the incredible time of year we are in. In successive months to start the year, we celebrate the legacy of two great Republicans who demonstrated leadership and courage that all of us still lean on today: Martin Luther King, Jr and Abraham Lincoln. In celebrating these two men, and the denial of the rights they fought so hard against, the Multnomah County Republican Party announces that we have started our third raffle for an AR-15 rifle (or handgun of the winner’s choice). The drawing will be held at our Lincoln Day Dinner on February 15th, 2014. Tickets are once again $10 apiece, or 12 for $100, and there is a hard cap of 500 tickets in the raffle.

Because, of course, there no better way to celebrate the legacy of two great Americans who had their lives' work cut short by an assassin with a gun then to raffle off a gun. But wait, there is more:
Multnomah County GOP Chairman Jeff Reynolds said, “We are here to reaffirm our strong defense of the Second Amendment and the right to personal protection. The Bill of Rights is inviolable, despite what the gun-grabbers in Salem might try.”
Or, as the Joe the Plumber might put it: the risk of dead kids doesn't trump our right to whip up our mouth-breathing gun-humping base.

Originally posted to SantaFeMarie on Wed Jun 11, 2014 at 01:13 PM PDT.

Also republished by PDX Metro, Koscadia, Daily Kos Oregon, Repeal or Amend the Second Amendment (RASA), Shut Down the NRA, and Firearms Law and Policy.

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