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Rally for 2nd Amendment rights in Ontario proves to be a success

ONTARIO – Organizers of a 2nd Amendment rally at Four Rivers Cultural Center labeled the event a success as more than $15,000 was raised to support the National Rifle Association and Republican candidates for governor and the U.S. Senate.
The event on Friday, Sept. 30, was sponsored by the Malheur County Republican Central Committee and attracted more than 200 people, said Terry Andrade, who co-chaired the event.
The auction proved especially lucrative said Andrade.
“We exceeded our financial expectations and it was well attended,” said Andrade.
Attendees showed their support with their pocketbooks by bidding up to $400 for a strawberry rhubarb pie and $110 for a cake.
A particular focus of the rally was the state’s proposed Ballot Measure 114. The measure on the November ballot will create a new layer of gun laws in Oregon.
Andrade said the event was aimed to provide more information on the measure.
“People need to know what they are voting on,” said Andrade.
Brian Wolfe, Malheur County sheriff and a representative from the National Rifle Association, spoke at the rally.

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