Wednesday, December 17, 2008

Oklahoma to consider campus carry law again

From the Sooner State:
Legislative leaders said Tuesday it’s likely a measure that would allow students to carry concealed weapons on campus would be taken up again next year despite their opposition.

House Democratic leader Danny Morgan, a member of the National Rifle Association and a hunter, told members of The State Chamber that legislators are under political pressure to support the idea. His opposition to this year’s measure resulted in him receiving a lower grade from the NRA.

House Speaker Chris Benge, R-Tulsa, said he opposed the original bill, but didn’t mind a later version that would have restricted the privilege to military veterans and others with gun training.

The State Chamber opposes carrying concealed weapons on college campuses; it’s part of the legislative agenda board members approved Tuesday.

Article here. Sadly, I expect that it will take another mass shooting on a college campus before this issue gains traction. Fortunately, more and more people are realizing the folly of "gun free zones" and their danger to peaceful, law-abiding citizens.

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