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OKG Newsletter


Topic: firearms

Responsible gun control


Letters to the Editor

Jackie Gaston
Increasing access to guns as the solution of gun violence makes as much sense as doubling up on doughnuts to lose weight. Not gonna happen. Why not try responsible gun control including a bipartisan deal with state and local governments to buy back semiautomatic weapons? That’s what Australia did in 1996 after a gunman killed 35 tourists and wounded 23 more. Their buyback covered about one-fifth of all firearms in Australia, including more than 600,000 semiautomatic shotguns and rifles.
 
Wednesday, February 6, 2013

Fancy that


CFN

Gazette staff
In the 2001 Broadway revival of Annie Get Your Gun, country music superstar and Oklahoma native Reba McEntire had no problem settling into the leading role of Annie Oakley. After all, Annie, a gun-wielding spitfire of a lady, isn’t too far removed from McEntire’s own persona.
 
Wednesday, March 13, 2013

Gunning for freedom


CFN

Gazette staff
House Bill 1062 — you know, the one that pushed to arm teachers in Oklahoma public schools — will not be heard by the state Senate Education Committee this legislative session, despite the measure having been approved by House members.
 
Wednesday, April 10, 2013

Bearing arms

Metro gun sales skyrocket in the wake of the Connecticut school massacre.


News

Tim Farley
Public reaction to the killings at a Newtown, Conn., elementary school was swift and immediate in terms of sympathy for the victims, outrage toward the killer and the expected push for stricter restrictions on guns.
 
Wednesday, January 2, 2013

Dead or alive


CFN

Gazette staff
As the state legislative session winds down, some lawmakers are working to resuscitate proposals that already died. That can be promising news for Oklahomans who fancy schoolteachers packing heat, and more bad news for Oklahomans who don’t like the idea of distracted drivers zooming along the highway.
 
Tuesday, April 30, 2013

Slippery definitions


Letters to the Editor

Megan Hodge
There are problems with any kind of gun control bill:
 
Wednesday, May 8, 2013

Lock and load


CFN

Gazette staff
U.S. Sen. Jim Inhofe, R-Tulsa, believes Barack Obama might qualify for an episode of Hoarders because he’s trying to infringe on your Second Amendment rights. Dude, it’s so obvious!
 
Wednesday, May 8, 2013

Tough mothers

A grassroots advocacy group, Moms Demand Action, pushes for gun-buying restrictions in the Second Amendment bastion of Oklahoma.


News

Mark Beutler
Oklahoma might seem an unlikely place for a fledgling organization of gun-control advocates, but a grassroots effort under way in the state is calling for stronger gun laws. The local chapter of Moms Demand Action is part of a national group founded in the days after the mass shooting at Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown, Conn.
 
Wednesday, June 26, 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

Let’s talk about gun laws


Commentary

State Rep. Mike Shelton
I grew up in a culture where families come together to discuss the problems and issues heavy on our hearts. We sit down and talk it out. It gets heated sometimes. But in my community, we feel it’s important to have these discussions for the health of our families.
 
Wednesday, August 14, 2013
 
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