Crime Stoppers of Oregon needs to publish when kids can be in possession of a firearm, legally.
Crime Stoppers of Oregon has launched a new campaign to help stop felons and juveniles with firearms. According to Crime Stoppers of Oregon persons under 18 are not allowed to possess firearms (generally). There is plenty of times that I can think of that a child is able to be in possession of a firearms that wouldn’t be against the law. But it doesn’t seem like they differentiate between to two, or even tell people when someone under 18 might be legally allowed to be in possession of a firearm.
I can’t help but wonder if there is going to be a huge spike in reports and investigations surrounding hunting season when a juvenile under 18 might be in possession of a firearm. It would appear that they are leaving the investigation of that to law enforcement. So if you are from Oregon, and hunt with your kids you might want to look out. Law enforcement might be investigating you based on the tip from someone looking to collect some money.
As for felons, I can support turning them in, I can support turning in people who have guns illegally… But they way that they seem to be going about it is rather disingenuous. If you are going to run a campaign like this, you need to give people the proper information. You need to tell people when it’s legal for that 17-year-old kid to be in possession of a firearm. They need to make the campaign about going after criminals with guns, not name it ‘Felons and Kids with Guns.’