Group pushes for gun restrictions on anniversary of Clackamas Town Center shooting


    Police and medics work the scene of a multiple shooting at Clackamas Town Center Mall in Clackamas, Ore., Tuesday Dec. 11, 2012. (KATU image)

    CLACKAMAS, Ore. – It’s been six years since a gunman opened fire in the Clackamas Town Center, killing two people and injuring a third.

    On December 11, 2012, Cindy Yuille and Steven Forsyth were shot and killed, while Kristina Shevchenko was injured by someone armed with an AR-15.

    Authorities said the shooter, Jacob Tyler Roberts, took the gun from someone he knew. He killed himself after the incident.

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    A new group led by Yuille’s daughter, Jenna, is using the painful occasion to push for stronger gun restrictions.

    State Of Safety held a news conference Tuesday at the Portland Teachers Association meeting. Among the specific changes the group wants to see a law similar to legislation passed in Washington that requires gun owners to safely store their weapons.

    A similar bill will be up for consideration next year in Oregon.

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