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OKG Newsletter

Topic: gun rights

Locked, loaded and legal

High-profile cases have helped trigger a cottage industry for gun-owners’ rights.


Peter Wright
When it comes to gun laws, few states are friendlier to gun owners than Oklahoma.
Wednesday, May 9, 2012

Careful where you point that

Letters to the Editor

Brandon Wertz
“Locked, loaded and legal” (News, Peter Wright, May 9, Oklahoma Gazette) sounds like a gun guy’s wet dream, but it may present more problems than solutions. Concealed carry offers no indication to criminals that they are in for a fight, and thus the public presumption is that open carry is a deterrent. But there is a caveat.
Wednesday, May 23, 2012

Lines of fire

State lawmakers crafted several gun bills this session, including one allowing open carry of firearms.


Peter Wright
Tweaking gun laws was a specialty of the state Legislature this session, passing several gun-related measures that will take effect in November.
Wednesday, May 30, 2012

When guns don't help

Letters to the Editor

John R. Junger III
Please let me weigh in on the debate about the proper use of firearms in our society. Robert Morris’ assertion (Letters, “Guns and freedom,” Aug. 15, Oklahoma Gazette) that retired Lt. Colonel Richard Westmoreland (”How many children must die,” July 25) has not seriously considered the meaning of that oath is a little disrespectful.
Wednesday, October 3, 2012

Gun crazy


Gazette staff
Need to make a deposit at the bank? Pack some heat!
Wednesday, November 7, 2012

Loving our guns to death


Robin Meyers
The Oklahoma response to the latest mass shooting will be utterly predictable. Gun rights in this state are like an official religion with a canned liturgy: “If guns are outlawed, only outlaws will have guns. Guns don’t kill people; people kill people.”
Wednesday, December 19, 2012

Craving common sense

Letters to the Editor

Howard Koerth
In response to the “Slippery definitions” letter (Megan Hodge, May 8, Oklahoma Gazette):
Wednesday, May 22, 2013

Liberal angst

Letters to the Editor

Pete Lepo
Wanda Jo Stapleton’s cri de coeur (Letters, “A broken and for-sale Senate,” May 29, Oklahoma Gazette) about Sens. Tom Coburn and James Inhofe (and 45 others) for voting “no” on expanding the background checks for gun buyers is long on emotion, replete with meaningless statistics and flavored with erroneous polls.
Wednesday, July 3, 2013