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OKG Newsletter


Topic: gun control

Cars and guns


CFN

Gazette staff
Q: When is a car not a gun?
A: When it’s a car.
 
Monday, January 28, 2013

Bills of goods, the sequel


CFN

Gazette staff
Last week, Chicken-Fried News took note of some of the more, um, interesting bills filed for the Oklahoma legislative session, which begins Monday.
 
Wednesday, January 30, 2013

The biggest problem with guns


Letters to the Editor

Thomas Baines
I have spent much of the last 75 years in both military and civilian service under arms. I was born and grew up in rural Oklahoma, where I learned that firearms were tools, not toys or status symbols.
 
Wednesday, February 6, 2013

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

Mad, mad, mad men


CFN

Gazette staff
The late comedian Bill Hicks once called people in advertising “Satan’s little helpers.” While that catchy phrase isn’t explicitly noted in a Feb. 13 Washington Post story about Oklahoma City-based Ackerman McQueen, it does sort of loom over the article’s examination of how the high-profile firm has shaped some bizarre ad campaigns for the National Rifle Association.
 
Tuesday, February 19, 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

How ’bout more guns?


Letters to the Editor

Jack Bowen
The National Rifle Association is right, but not right enough. I believe the Second Amendment guarantee to bear arms is virtually God-given and the framers of the Constitution merely put it on paper.
 
Wednesday, April 17, 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

Slippery definitions


Letters to the Editor

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

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
 
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