— On a hot, summer morning in late July, three teenagers with guns were spotted on the front lawn of an apartment complex in Salem, Oregon.
Their leader, who was dressed in a sweatshirt, jeans and sneakers, had been hiding in plain sight for more than a year, and now he had been shot dead in broad daylight.
He had been wearing a pair of white boots and a pair on his feet.
The boys, who had recently been kicked out of a public housing project for breaking rules by wearing high heels, were carrying automatic weapons, the police said.
Their bodies were strewn across the lawn, and one of the teens was wearing a mask and a mask mask covering his face.
Salem Police Chief Chris Kincaid told reporters the teens had been targeting residents of the public housing complex, who he said had been harassing residents by vandalizing the property.
The police chief said the motive for the shooting was unknown at the time of the shooting.
The shooting happened on a day when the state of Oregon was celebrating a landmark law banning gun possession by people under the age of 18.
The new law was signed on July 1, and it came on the heels of a mass shooting at the University of Oregon in which a gunman killed six people before killing himself.
A similar law was passed in California earlier this year, but it was overturned by the state Supreme Court in May.
The Oregon law is the first to be challenged in court by people who say they are victims of gun violence, said the ACLU of Oregon, which has filed a lawsuit in federal court in Oregon on behalf of the families of the victims.
The group is also seeking an injunction against the Oregon law, arguing that it infringes on people’s rights to freedom of speech, assembly, association and due process under the U.S. Constitution.
The law requires that anyone convicted of a felony who wants to buy a firearm must demonstrate they are at least 18 and legally able to own a firearm and pass a background check, according to the ACLU.
The law also requires a backgroundcheck before a person can purchase a gun.
In addition, anyone convicted under the new law of domestic violence or child abuse or who is convicted of stalking or stalking can now be barred from owning a firearm.
The bill also requires police to notify the victims’ families and provide them with a list of their gun dealers, and the government must pay for the cost of gun background checks.
The ACLU of California also filed a federal lawsuit in January challenging the law, which also went into effect in June.
The lawsuit argued that the law was unconstitutional, and was designed to punish those who were not violent and those who committed nonviolent crimes.