Mental health is key
According to the head of the Multnomah County Commission, the county is doing good. But Jeff Cogen could be in for a gun battle.
Cogen boasted - county successes are because the county acts boldly..."If we want to do things differently we've gotta take risks and we've gotta be willing to sometimes fail". That sometimes could be in how Cogen wrapped up his State of the County address..."I was horrified when those two yahoos walked through the streets of Sellwood with loaded automatic weapons on their backs. 60 people called 911. A school went into lockdown."
He called it terrorism and wants the state to give local police the authority to confiscate those weapons...and jail the gun owners.
What has a better chance is what Cogen calls..."the mental health version of CPR or the Heimlich manuever."
He wants to train first responders - and - private citizens to recognize and control mental issues that could lead to gun violence.