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Ex-trooper who slapped son denied permission for gun


PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — A judge has denied a request from a former Oregon State Police trooper seeking permission to carry a gun after he was convicted of slapping his 11-year-old son so hard it knocked the boy down.

The Oregonian/OregonLive reports ( ) that James Duncan’s petition was rejected Monday.

Duncan’s reckless endangerment conviction prevents him from receiving a gun for four years. He had initially been convicted of fourth-degree assault, which also prohibited him from having a firearm.

The state police agency fired Duncan in November after determining he would be unable to fulfill his duties as a trooper without a gun.

Duncan appealed to obtain a gun where he now lives in Tillamook County. But the judge called Duncan’s petition premature because the former trooper’s probation isn’t scheduled to end until July.


Information from: The Oregonian/OregonLive,

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