Guns: Loaded Conversations

Ma and Pa Get Radicalized in Oregon       Sheryl LeBlanc  •  Eugene, Oregon, USA

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Ma and Pa Get Radicalized in Oregon

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My experience of Oregon practicing a fairly "Live and Let Live" attitude was abruptly shaken by the 41-day occupation of the Malheur National Wildlife Refuge in 2015. I questioned how remote, public access wetlands could possibly morph overnight into a hostile site of gun-wielding, angry protesters. Previous verbal dissatisfaction had escalated into a show of force and an arsenal of guns, where formerly farmers and ranchers had managed to cohabitate in peace.

While the refuge has been restored, my disregard of who is carrying what has not, and I now proceed with caution.

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