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Gun Show Attendees Fear Backlash In Wake Of Roseburg Shootings

File photo. An online firearms marketplace opens for business in Washington on Monday.
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File photo. An online firearms marketplace opens for business in Washington on Monday.

Some southwest Oregon gun owners say they're worried that the shooting at Umpqua Community College in Roseburg will spur lawmakers to pass more gun laws.

Several people at a gun show in Grants Pass, Oregon, Sunday said the attack shouldn't be used for political reasons. Wayne Barnett of Grants Pass was looking at guns at the show. He said he fears what he called an erosion of the Second Amendment..

"States seem to be wanting to override that and put all sorts of regulations on that amendment itself,” Barnett said. “My question would be to the lawmakers, what right do you have to amend the federal constitution?"

Officials said they recovered 14 firearms owned by the alleged gunman in the Umpqua shootings. They say all of them were obtained legally.

Umpqua Community College is set to re-open Monday to employees and students for the first time since a gunman killed nine people there last Thursday. Class won't resume until October 12, but the school will provide grief counseling to staff and students.

Copyright 2015 Northwest News Network

Chris Lehman
Chris Lehman graduated from Temple University with a journalism degree in 1997. He landed his first job less than a month later, producing arts stories for Red River Public Radio in Shreveport, Louisiana. Three years later he headed north to DeKalb, Illinois, where he worked as a reporter and announcer for NPR–affiliate WNIJ–FM. In 2006 he headed west to become the Salem Correspondent for the Northwest News Network.