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  • OK:Muskogee Man Shaken After Killing Burglary Suspect

    04/14/2014 6:53:21 AM PDT · by marktwain · 10 replies ^ | 2 April, 2014 | Dan Bewley
    MUSKOGEE, Oklahoma - Muskogee Police are still looking for two men who tried to rob people inside a house late Saturday night; a neighbor shot and killed the third suspect. Kyle Ford said the men were threatening him and he had no choice but to fire his gun. Muskogee Police say it looks like Ford clearly acted in self-defense and a criminal defense attorney we spoke with said Oklahoma law protects anyone who feels their life is in danger. "If I would not have had my gun I don't believe that I would be here today to tell you the...
  • OK:Homeowners awake to security alarm, find 2 suspects attempting break-in; homeowner fires

    03/24/2014 11:46:19 AM PDT · by marktwain · 18 replies ^ | 19 March, 2014 | NA
    TULSA - An attempted home invasion early Wednesday morning ended when the homeowner fired at the suspects. It happened in a neighborhood near 71st and Harvard around 5 a.m. Police said they received multiple calls from neighbors about shots fired. When they arrived, they found the homeowner and his wife, who said they'd awoken to their security alarm sounding and two suspects trying to break in. The homeowner fired at the suspects outside the home in self-defense, police say.
  • OK:Police: Tulsa Homeowner Shoots At Burglar In His Home

    03/22/2014 12:30:11 PM PDT · by marktwain · 12 replies ^ | 19 March, 2014 | NA
    TULSA, Oklahoma - Tulsa Police said a homeowner awakened by his burglar alarm found two people inside his garage early Wednesday. (snip) The homeowner held the 16-year-old girl at gunpoint until police arrived and took her to jail. Police didn't find the man.
  • OK:Reform of Gun Restrictions in Parking Lots Passes House

    03/11/2014 5:05:04 PM PDT · by marktwain · 3 replies
    Gun Watch ^ | 12 March, 2014 | Dean Weingarten
    The Oklahoma House passed a gun reform bill on Monday, 10 March by the healthy margin of 74-17.  The bill, HB2329, seems relatively uncontroversial, as it brings school parking lots in line with other public parking lots for buildings where second amendment rights are restricted under Oklahoma Law. Currently, governmental office space used for conducting business with the public, prisons, jails and detention facilities, schools, sports arenas (during events), and  places where pari-mutual wagering is authorized, are places where the exercise of second amendment rigthts, even by people with permits, is not allowed. It is legal to have a...
  • Tulsa Police Identify Man Shot And Killed In Apparent Home Invasion

    02/26/2014 9:24:37 AM PST · by marktwain · 6 replies ^ | 17 February, 2014 | Staff
    TULSA, Oklahoma - One man is dead and a second seriously injured after what Tulsa police call an attempted home invasion. It happened at about 8:30 p.m. Saturday at the Greens of Bedford Apartments, in the 6500 block of South 106th East Place. Police say a man in his 40s tried to force his way into an apartment, but the resident was armed. He shot and killed the intruder. The deceased man has been identified as Michael Walton, 43, according to Detective Mark Kennedy, Tulsa Police.
  • Police: Tulsa Homeowner Wounds Man After Daughter Cries For Help

    02/16/2014 12:05:18 PM PST · by marktwain · 11 replies ^ | 9 February, 2014 | Dee Duren
    TULSA, Oklahoma - Tulsa police say a 19-year-old man may be paralyzed after an early morning shooting at a house in the 2500 block of East 1st Street. Officers were called to the home just before 4 a.m. and found the wounded man lying in the back yard. "He had been struck at least once by a bullet," said Captain Steve Odom, Tulsa Police Department. The woman who owns the house told police the man entered her 19-year-old daughter's bedroom window. The two got into an argument, and the man began hitting the girl, police believe.
  • Oklahoma: Looking for pictures of Second Amendment Day at the Capitol, 10 February

    02/12/2014 10:00:48 AM PST · by marktwain · 4 replies
    Gun Watch ^ | 12 February, 2014 | Dean Weingarten
    On February 10th, there was a "Second Amendment Day" at the Oklahoma capitol in Oklahoma City.  It was successful enough that even AP felt obligated to mention it.  From AP: A few dozen activists met in the Capitol rotunda on Monday for a rally hosted by the Oklahoma Second Amendment Association. This looks like a story that is being mostly ignored by the old media.  I would like to write about it.   If you have any sources for pictures of the rally, or contacts with people who were there, please let me know. Dean Weingarten
  • (Illegal alien )Man accused of assault, rape in front of children

    02/06/2014 10:58:53 AM PST · by moonshinner_09 · 20 replies
    Tulsa World ^ | Feb 5, 2014. | KENDRICK MARSHALL World Staff Writer
    A Tulsa man who is accused of assaulting and raping a woman in front of children was arrested Monday night. Rigoberto Piedra, 33, was taken into custody in the 1100 block of South Utica Avenue. Officers were called to Hillcrest Medical Center on Monday after a woman was admitted with injuries she reportedly sustained during a domestic assault, police said. The woman told detectives that Piedra punched and kicked her and pulled her hair on Sunday and Monday at a residence in the 7800 block of East King Place, an arrest report says. She said Piedra tied her hands and...
  • OK:Reward Poster Contains Elements of Advertisement for Glock

    02/03/2014 6:07:53 AM PST · by marktwain · 18 replies
    Gun Watch ^ | 4 February, 2014 | Dean Weingarten
    I have to admit being taken aback by this  reward poster at the Oklahoma State Bureau of Investigation website.   I can see the utility in grabbing a graphic from  the Internet that is unlikely to draw a complaint from the owner.  It may even be in the public domain.  But I find the juxtaposition of Glock Perfection with a double child murder case to be a little disturbing. The pistol may be useful in the trial of Kevin Sweat, who has given a confession of sorts.   A hearing has been scheduled to determine if the video of the confession will...
  • Proactive v Reactive: A Comparison of MS and OK Open Carry Planning

    01/27/2014 2:52:34 PM PST · by marktwain · 4 replies ^ | 23 January, 2014 | RICK WARD
    The State of Oklahoma passed its Open Carry Law in early 2012, one year prior to the Mississippi law. By all appearances it would seem that Oklahoma did an outstanding job in looking ahead with a proactive plan to limit challenges for the future. Sadly, Mississippi’s approach has been more reactive than proactive. Shortly after the Oklahoma legislative session ended, law enforcement authorities began to develop plans to deal with their new open carry law. Stories began to surface as early as a month or so following the end of the session and up to the effective date of the...
  • Message to New Yorkers: If the Governor Kicks You Out, You’re Welcome in Oklahoma

    01/26/2014 3:12:41 PM PST · by NYer · 58 replies
    kresta in the afternoon ^ | January 26, 2014 | Al Kresta
    NY Gov. Andrew Cuomo Recently, New York Governor Andrew Cuomo, in a now-famous rant, put out the "Not Welcome" mat in front of Empire State pro-lifers.  If you're conservative, he said, you're not welcome in his state.  NYC Mayor Bill DeBlasio sided with him "100%". Oklahoma State Representative Rebecca Hamilton, who has served in the Oklahoma House for 18 years, has published a response to the governor's inflammatory remarks on her blog, Public Catholic, which can be found on the Catholic Portal at Patheos.   Rep. Hamilton first gratefully acknowledges the statement from Bishop Richard Malone of Buffalo, who publicly...
  • Driver indicted after illegal immigrant died in Oklahoma wreck

    12/16/2013 5:30:51 PM PST · by moonshinner_09 · 10 replies
    NewsOK ^ | December 15, 2013 | Nolan Clay
    PERRY — For the 1,500-mile ride from Houston to Los Angeles last October, the 12 illegal immigrants had been crammed into a 2004 black Suburban with their driver and another man.Some sat in the very back, where there were no seats. One later acknowledged he paid $400 for his spot. Their trip ended not in sunny California but in northern Oklahoma when the driver fell asleep on Interstate 35 the morning of Oct. 21. The Suburban rolled over one-and-a-half times inside the median and ended up on its top about a mile south of Perry, the Oklahoma Highway Patrol reported....
  • Tucson couple held daughters captive in bedrooms up to two years: police

    11/28/2013 3:15:25 PM PST · by moonshinner_09 · 13 replies ^ | Nov 26, 2013 | DAVID SCHWARTZ
    (Reuters) - A Tucson couple were arrested on Tuesday on suspicion of holding their daughters captive in the family's home in filthy conditions for up to two years, with the girls complaining they had not been allowed to bathe for months, police said. Police responded to the house on Tuesday after the two youngest girls, ages 12 and 13, ran to a neighbor's house and said their stepfather had kicked in their bedroom door and tried to attack them with a knife, Tucson police Captain Michael Gillooly told reporters. "During the course of the investigation, it was alleged by the...
  • OK:Police Search For Burglary Suspect Shot By Tulsa Homeowner

    11/04/2013 6:33:38 AM PST · by marktwain · 5 replies ^ | 31 October, 2013 | Ashlei King
    TULSA, Oklahoma - Police are searching for a burglar who was shot multiple times. He was caught in the act by a homeowner, who showed no mercy. The burglar was taken to the hospital on October 12, but now he's essentially disappeared. Police have already arrested one man for the burglary and now they're searching for Michael Watts. The homeowner who shot Watts said it's a shame that Watts broke into his house looking for gold and left full of lead. (snip) Watts had surgery and disappeared. Now, detectives have issued an arrest warrant for him. "The problem with burglary...
  • OK: Thief Slanders Homeowner who Shot Car Burglar

    10/25/2013 8:07:43 AM PDT · by marktwain · 27 replies
    Gun Watch ^ | 26 October, 2013 | Dean Weingarten
    This would be a fairly common "homeowner defends life and property" story, but it has a couple of interesting twists. John Becker was watching TV, saw the dome light on his truck go on, and took his shotgun to investigate.  The car burglar refused to obey commands, kept coming at him, and reached into his pocket. This is where it gets interesting.   As is common in deadly force situations, time seems to slow for John.  The phenomena is called tachypsychia.   In John's words, from, "It happens fast, but to me its like things just slow-motioned," Becker said. "For some...
  • OK:Homeowner shoots intruder after returning from a walk

    10/16/2013 5:53:39 AM PDT · by marktwain · 21 replies ^ | 13 October, 2013 | Michael Purdy
    Tulsa, Okla. — A homeowner returns from a walk Saturday evening and finds an intruder inside his home near Skelly and Lewis. Police say they received the call around 6 p.m., but not just for a burglary.
  • Tulsa Apartment Resident Arrested After Holes Found In Female Neighbor's Ceiling

    10/11/2013 7:05:31 PM PDT · by moonshinner_09 · 20 replies ^ | Oct 11, 2013 |
    TULSA, Oklahoma - Police arrested an apartment resident after maintenance personnel working in an attic discovered holes in the ceiling above his neighbor's apartment. Police have identified the suspect as Carlos Perez, 26. Tulsa Police found holes in the ceiling of several more apartments at Tower Crossing Apartments in the 4400 block of South 109th East Avenue. They also found a steak knife, pepper spray, woman's panties, a wig, unused condoms and pornographic material in the attic. The woman who lived in the first apartment told officers her personal items had been disappearing for more than a year. Police said...
  • Meet Brenda Edwards, Mother of Accused ‘Bored’ Teen Killer James Edwards

    08/21/2013 12:33:54 PM PDT · by jazusamo · 93 replies
    PJ Media ^ | August 21, 2013 | Bryan Preston
    Did “bored” teen James Edwards learn about crime from his mother? Edwards is the 15-year-old apparent gang member accused of shooting Australian baseball player Chris Lane in the back last Friday. He appeared in court Tuesday and reportedly made a mockery of the proceedings. A search on turns up one Brenda M. Edwards, 50, of Stephens County, Oklahoma. I called the Stephens County district attorney’s office today and confirmed that Brenda M. Edwards is James Edwards’ mother. Edwards is currently incarcerated in the Oklahoma Department of Corrections . Her extensive rap sheet begins in 1994 with a conviction for...
  • Man Who Dobbed In Suspects Accused Of Murdering Melbourne Baseball Player Chris Lane

    08/21/2013 4:30:42 AM PDT · by Biggirl · 53 replies
    Herald Sun News ^ | August 21, 2013 | Carmel Melouney
    THE teenagers accused of murdering Melbourne baseball player Chris Lane were dobbed in by a local who claims his son was the trio's next target. Chancey Allen Luna, 16, and James Francis Edwards Jr., 15 have been charged with first-degree murder over the fatal shooting in Duncan, Oklahoma. Michael Dewayne Jones, 17, was charged with using a vehicle in the discharge of a weapon and with accessory to first-degree murder after the fact.
  • OK:Owasso homeowner shoots man during break-in

    07/16/2013 5:53:01 AM PDT · by marktwain · 4 replies ^ | 15 July, 2013 | RHETT MORGAN
    OWASSO – A homeowner shot a man who broke into his residence Sunday night, police said. Timothy Wall, 44 was arrested on a complaint of first-degree burglary, Police Capt. Tracy Townsend said. Police received a call at 8:18 p.m. about a break-in in progress at a home in the 9900 block of E. 100th Pl. N., Townsend said. Three minutes later, authorities were notified that the homeowner had fired two shots at the intruder, police said. Police discovered the intruder on the back patio with a gunshot wound to his thigh. He was treated at the scene at transported to...
  • OK:Woman reports shooting man trying to break into home

    07/05/2013 3:39:28 PM PDT · by marktwain · 20 replies ^ | 5 July, 2013 | NA
    Police arrested a 21-year-old Lawton man Wednesday after he was shot during an alleged attempted break-in. LPD Sgt. Henry Bryant said he met with a 23-year-old woman at her home in the 6300 block Northwest Oak Avenue around 11 a.m. She told Bryant that she had heard someone knocking loudly on her door but when she asked "Who is it?" received no reply. When the suspect began kicking the door, the woman said she moved her couch in front of it to make a barricade, the report states. The man began knocking on her front windows so she went to...
  • OK:Tulsa Police Say Friday Night Shooting Likely In Self Defense

    07/01/2013 4:45:55 AM PDT · by marktwain · 3 replies ^ | 29 June, 2013 | Sacha Thomas and Brandi Ball
    A man was shot in north Tulsa late Friday evening and died in surgery, according to police. They have arrested a man in the death but say it appears to have been a case of self-defense. Police said when they arrived at East 54th Street North and Frankfort Place, they found a wounded 34-year-old man in the front yard of a residence. The man had at least one gunshot to the lower torso and was transported by EMSA in critical condition, investigators said. He died after being rushed into surgery. "It appears that he may have been shot at different...
  • OK:Edmond homeowner shoots intruder

    06/24/2013 9:15:08 AM PDT · by marktwain · 11 replies ^ | Jon Miller, Jordann Lucero
    EDMOND - UPDATE - Edmond police say a homeowner shot and killed an intruder early Saturday morning. Marlow Dewayne Wilson, Jr., 20, broke into a home in the 1900 block of Cobblestone Ct. about 3:40 a.m., according to police. "One of the first things [the homeowner] did was call 911. That allows us to get here quickly," Edmond Police spokesperson Jenny Monroe said. "One person in the home was checking what was going on and the other person was on the phone with 911." One homeowner shot Wilson. Monroe said Wilson was dead by the time EMSA arrived. "We're just...
  • Foreign Authorities Assume Kidnapping Of OKC Valedictorian

    06/20/2013 12:11:40 AM PDT · by Cindy · 24 replies - NEWS 9 ^ | Updated June 19, 2013 | By Michael Konopasek, News 9
    SNIPPET: "Authorities in Ecuador are officially treating the disappearance of an Oklahoma City valedictorian as a kidnapping case, according to family members searching for the teen." SNIPPET: "Classen SAS graduate August Reiger went missing Sunday from a mountain near his Bańos resort where he had been staying for the last week." SNIPPET: "The U.S. Embassy says it is in close contact with the Reiger family while the State Department continues to warn of the dangers in the area." SNIPPET: "The family tells supporters in Oklahoma City that roughly 150 people searched for August on Tuesday. Those close to August say...
  • OK:Owner Of Tulsa Lawn Care Business Chases, Shoots At Would-Be Thieves

    06/12/2013 10:24:15 AM PDT · by marktwain · 4 replies ^ | 10 June, 2013 | Tess Maune
    TULSA, Oklahoma - The owner of a Tulsa lawn care service made use of his handgun permit to protect himself and his business Monday afternoon. The owner was on a mower when he said two people tried to steal some of this other equipment in a neighborhood near 31st and Garnett. He said the two people also tried to run him over in the truck they were driving. It was at that point he said he made the decision to draw his weapon. A bullet hole and a couple of flat tires was all the damage left behind after Steve...
  • OK:OKC Man, 87, Holds Would-Be Burglar At Gunpoint

    06/11/2013 4:33:55 AM PDT · by marktwain · 10 replies ^ | 6 June, 2013 | LaShauna Sewell
    OKLAHOMA CITY - Police say an elderly man held a 28-year-old burglary suspect at gunpoint when the man allegedly tried to break into his house early Thursday morning. The man was awakened around 4:30 a.m. when he heard noise at his back door in the 5000 block of S. Bypass Terrace. When he went to investigate, he said he saw Anthony Cabralalez attempting to break in to the house. The victim told Cabralalez to stop and go away, but the suspect kept trying to get inside the house. The victim said he even tried to get in through a small...
  • OK:Homeowner catches burglars breaking into barn, opens fire

    06/04/2013 7:32:21 PM PDT · by marktwain · 2 replies ^ | 2 June, 2013 | Michael Purdy
    Tulsa, Okla. — A homeowner opens fire after he finds three men trying to break into his barn early Sunday morning. Tulsa police say it happened around 2:35 a.m., near 17th and Memorial. The homeowner heard a noise and went outside to investigate. Police say the suspects were attempting to break inside the barn when they were discovered. Before the suspects could get inside, police say the homeowner fired four shots. It's not known whether he was firing at the suspects or if he was just trying to scare them. None of the three suspects were hit. Police say they...
  • Obama Embraces Role As Consoler In Chief To Remain Above The Fray

    05/28/2013 1:34:34 PM PDT · by Biggirl · 11 replies
    The Hill ^ | May 28,2013 | Niall Stanage
    President Obama will gain one more day of respite from the controversies that have crowded in on his administration Tuesday, as he tours the New Jersey coast to inspect the recovery and rebuilding efforts in the wake of Hurricane Sandy.
  • Birth control coverage up for federal appeal (Hobby Lobby)

    05/23/2013 8:58:06 AM PDT · by oxcart
    Associated Press ^ | 05/23/13 | KRISTEN WYATT
    DENVER (AP) -- In the most prominent challenge of its kind, Hobby Lobby Stores Inc. is asking a federal appeals court Thursday for an exemption from part of the federal health care law that requires it to offer employees health coverage that includes access to the morning-after pill. The Oklahoma City-based arts-and-crafts chain argues that businesses - not just the currently exempted religious groups - should be allowed to seek exception from that part of the health law if it violates their religious beliefs. "They ought to be able - just like a church, just like a charity - to...
  • Sen. Whitehouse says he had no idea about Okla. tornado when he gave his global warming remarks

    05/21/2013 8:02:09 PM PDT · by The Old Hoosier · 22 replies
    Conservative Intel ^ | 5/21/13 | David Freddoso
    If you can believe that President Obama doesn’t know anything about his own administration, then I’m sure it isn’t hard to believe this:
  • Oklahoma Gov. Mary Fallin: We Need Prayers For Tornado Recovery

    05/21/2013 7:34:46 AM PDT · by Biggirl · 3 replies
    Politico ^ | May 21,2013 | Kevin Robillard
    Oklahoma Gov. Mary Fallin said Tuesday that her state will rebuild, and she asked for prayers to aid the rescue and recovery.
  • Severe Weather Outbreak, Day 2 (OK TX KS MO MI for starters) - Moore, OK devastation

    05/20/2013 12:46:11 PM PDT · by dirtboy · 749 replies
    Tornado warnings up in Oklahoma. Watches in TX, OK, KS, MO, far NW Arkansas.
  • OK:Gun Auction Proceeds To Buy Sheriff’s Office New Vehicles

    05/18/2013 7:46:03 PM PDT · by marktwain · 22 replies ^ | 18 May, 2013 | Katie Kormann,
    More than 100 people lined up to check out the handguns and rifles being auctioned off in Poteau on Saturday (May 18). The LeFlore County Sheriff’s Office auctioned off 264 weapons that had been confiscated and held in the department’s evidence vault. Sheriff Rob Seale said some of the guns were collected as far back as 1999. “A lot of them are weapons that have been seized in court cases that have been cleared,” said Seale. “A lot of them are just lost property that’s been found, property that’s been turned over by the owners.” The auction brought in potential...
  • Muskogee business owner shoots suspected burglar

    04/25/2013 7:02:01 AM PDT · by marktwain · 3 replies ^ | 12 April, 2013 | Abbie Alford
    A Muskogee business owner told police he shot a man breaking into his business. Muskogee police are investigating a case where the owner of Fast Wrecker shot a suspected burglar he says he caught breaking into his business early Thursday morning. Oklahoma’s Stand Your Ground law expanded to businesses in 2011, that allows a business owner to shoot an intruder if they feel they fear death or great bodily harm. The intruder doesn’t have to be armed. In the three-and-a-half minute 911 call, business owner, Dale Ford, didn’t know at first if he shot the suspected burglar. Ford: "I fired...
  • OK:Guthrie homeowner shoots naked home invader

    04/12/2013 7:24:25 AM PDT · by marktwain · 20 replies ^ | 11 April, 2013 | A. Edwards
    GUTHRIE, Okla. – One person was shot and killed Thursday on Guthrie’s east side. Police said a homeowner opened fire on a naked intruder who stunned the family after breaking through a back door. That homeowner told police his family was asleep when they first heard banging at the door. He loaded his weapon and shot the man when he walked into the kitchen and lunged at him. The victim’s name hasn’t been released but they said he’s a white male in his 40s who lives in the area. Officials said the suspected intruder may have been suffering from mental...
  • Norman man claims self-defense in weekend shooting

    02/12/2013 8:43:09 AM PST · by marktwain · 5 replies ^ | 10 February, 2013 | NA
    NORMAN, Okla.—The family of a man who was questioned by police for a shooting Saturday afternoon says he shot another man in self-defense. Police were called to the 4000 block of Mayfair Dr. around 10 a.m. Saturday, regarding a fight. While officers were on their way to the scene, the fight intensified to a shooting. Authorities took the suspected shooter, 47-year-old Todd William Hoss into custody at that time. After investigating the shooting, police learned that Hoss may have fired the weapon in self-defense.
  • Discovered papers: Hanoi directed Kerry [2004]

    01/29/2013 3:19:13 AM PST · by RaceBannon · 81 replies
    world net daily ^ | Published: 10/26/2004 at 1:00 AM | Art Moore
    memory hole reminder The first documentary evidence that Vietnamese communists were directly steering John Kerry’s group Vietnam Veterans Against the War has been discovered in a U.S. archive, according to a researcher who spoke with WorldNetDaily. Read more at
  • McLoud homeowner shoots intruder

    01/27/2013 10:50:40 AM PST · by marktwain · 14 replies ^ | 26 January, 2013 | NA
    A suspect who was shot by a McLoud homeowner during a reported overnight burglary remained hospitalized Friday.
  • OK:Burglars shot in southeast Oklahoma City, police said

    01/23/2013 6:52:25 AM PST · by marktwain · 8 replies ^ | 18 January, 2013 | LeighAnne Manwarren
    Police were at two locations in southeast Oklahoma City Friday night investigating reports of a burglary and a shooting. Police said five people were trying to burglarize a home at the 1500 block of SE 45 when the female homeowner shot one of them with her gun. A friend of the homeowner, a man, shot another burglar with the homeowner's gun, police report. The burglars fled the scene and went to a house at the 500 block of SE 79, police said. Both shooting victims were taken to a hospital and were in serious to critical condition, police said.
  • Lawmakers file Oklahoma Firearms Freedom Act

    01/19/2013 4:47:55 AM PST · by marktwain · 6 replies ^ | 18 January, 2012 | NA
    State Rep. Sean Roberts will be among 15 bill authors of a measure named the Oklahoma Firearms Freedom Act. House Bill 2021 would assert the Second Amendment rights of Oklahomans by exempting guns or ammunition made in the state from federal regulations. The bill specifies that to qualify for the exemption the guns must be clearly marked as “Made in Oklahoma” and kept within state boundaries. In 2010, the legislation was introduced as Senate Bill 1685, but was vetoed by then Gov. Brad Henry after passing in both the House and Senate.
  • James Inhofe United States Senator from Oklahoma Responds

    01/09/2013 4:28:30 PM PST · by marktwain · 9 replies ^ | 9 January, 2013 | James Inhofe
    Dear...: Thank you for contacting me about the Second Amendment. As your voice in Washington, I appreciate knowing your views. In 1994, the assault weapons ban established a comprehensive regulatory scheme of prohibiting the manufacture, transfer, or possession of assault weapons, as well as the possession or transfer of large capacity ammunition feeding devices that hold more than 10 rounds. These magazines are used by millions of Americans and are customary in handguns and other firearms. Nineteen specific weapons and their copycats were banned by the original legislation signed into law by President Clinton on September 13, 1994. The weapons...
  • Following Portland shooting, gun advocate wants to open carry at mall(OK)

    12/12/2012 5:57:03 PM PST · by marktwain · 7 replies ^ | 12 December, 2012 | Sharon Phillips
    We now know the name of the masked man dressed in camouflage that opened fire in a shopping mall near Portland, Oregon. Police say Jacob Tyler Roberts was armed with a stolen semi-automatic weapon when he stormed the mall on Tuesday. FOX23 did some checking and neither Woodland Hills Mall or the Promenade allows open carry holders to bring their guns inside. Tulsa police say it’s a good thing it would allow them to pinpoint who a shooter is if this were ever to happen here. However, local gun advocates say it puts them more in danger. Kirby Ellis is...
  • Douglass High School Mess Reflects a System Wide Failure

    12/04/2012 2:37:08 PM PST · by Osage Orange · 38 replies
    The Daily Oklahoman ^ | 12-4-12 | The Oklahoman Editorial
    <p>ON the first day Douglass High School students walked the halls of their new building, the Oklahoma City School Board chairman at the time stood before students with a message of hope.</p> <p>“The investment they made in you is one we expect to pay off for years to come,” Cliff Hudson said that day in January 2006. He was referencing voter support of MAPS for Kids, which paid for the new Douglass and hundreds of millions of dollars' worth of capital improvements throughout the district.</p>
  • Business owners approach open carry law differently, many wait and see (OK)

    12/03/2012 5:07:19 PM PST · by marktwain · 6 replies ^ | 3 December, 2012 | Jennifer Palmer
    A handful of local businesses have posted signs banning, or welcoming, firearms since the state's open carry law went into effect Nov. 1. But many, possibly apprehensive to offend customers, have decided to wait and see if open carry becomes an issue first. Business owners have the right to control the presence of guns on their premises and it appears many are treading carefully since the open carry law went into effect Nov. 1. Signs banning, or welcoming, legal firearms are not widespread. Business owners face a difficult decision: if they ban firearms, will they alienate pro-gun customers? But if...
  • Undocumented students and supporters hold vigil at University of Oklahoma

    12/01/2012 1:13:36 PM PST · by moonshinner_09 · 34 replies ^ | November 28, 2012 | Silas Allen
    NORMAN — Deisy Escalera considers Oklahoma her home. She graduated from high school here, goes to college here and pays taxes here. But in some respects, Escalera isn't American — at least, not on paper. “I consider myself an American,” she said. “I was not born here, but I consider myself an American.” Escalera, 23, came to the United States illegally from Mexico with her mother when she was 6 years old. Today, she's one of 25 undocumented students at the University of Oklahoma. Several of those undocumented students and their supporters gathered on OU's South Oval Tuesday evening to...
  • Routine traffic stop finds 14 illegal immigrants in vehicle

    11/28/2012 7:19:27 PM PST · by moonshinner_09 · 12 replies
    KOKH FOX25 ^ | November 28 2012 | KOKH FOX25
    Dashcam video captures 14 illegal immigrants piling out of a car and running from police. What was supposed to be a routine traffic stop turned out to be anything but. Fox 25's Kisha Henry shows us why deputies think the unusual scene could become a lot more typical. Sgt. Cody Palmer is the Canadian County Sheriff's Deputy who made the stop. He says he's seen a lot of things being transported across the interstate-- narcotics, money loads, stolen property-- but nothing like this. "I'm driving eastbound on I-40," says Sgt. Palmer, describing the scene. He says he pulled over the...
  • S.E. RUCKMAN: Open Carry a fact for Oklahoma, but not Indian Country(barf alert)

    11/26/2012 5:42:23 AM PST · by marktwain · 7 replies ^ | 26 November, 2012 | S.E. RUCKMAN
    At midnight of the first day of the eleventh month, a different day dawned in Oklahoma. A new law went into effect that will undoubtedly change a few things around here. The “Open Carry” statute allows gun holders (who are trained and licensed) to publicly carry their guns. Make no mistake it signals a return to a time when this kind of gun-toting dress was de rigueur. Advocates of this law cite that openly carrying (and swaggering) with the weight of one’s gun is the hip and trendy thing to do among states. One news source cites that 14 other...
  • Retired Marine Shoots Home Intruder During Break-In (OK)

    11/22/2012 4:22:00 AM PST · by marktwain · 40 replies ^ | 14 November, 2012 | dabneybailey
    If you’re a thief, there are a couple of warning signs that you should watch out for. A dog bowl and a leash in the front yard would tip you off that you’re probably going to get bitten. A sign that reads, “Trespassers will be shot!” is pretty self-explanatory. The home of 77-year-old Lloyd McCarty is similarly filled with warning signs. He flies an American flag on the front porch, he has a U.S. Marine Corps patch tacked to the wall, and he also keeps a framed picture of himself in his glory day as a Marine. If the home...
  • Concealed Carrier Walks into Robbery Trap, Shoots His Way Out (OK)

    11/19/2012 6:46:28 AM PST · by marktwain · 29 replies ^ | dabneybailey
    The Tulsa Police Department got a call from Oklahoma State University Medical Center last Friday night, warning them that two men had shown up with bullet wounds. This was kind of a backwards crime. Usually, police start with a crime and have to figure out where the criminals are. This time, they started with two wounded criminals and had to figure out what crime had been committed. Police investigated and puzzled out the source of this mysterious double shooting. According to their report, it all started when a woman invited a man back to her room at the Economy Inn,...
  • Handgun carrier shoots multiple suspects(OK)

    11/11/2012 6:13:20 AM PST · by marktwain · 16 replies ^ | 10 November, 2012 | Michael Purdy
    Tulsa, Okla. — A man licensed to carry a gun shoots two men attempting to rob him at a motel Friday evening. Tulsa police tells KRMG it happened just before 7:30 p.m. at the Economy Inn at the 5600 block of West Skelly Drive in Sapulpa. TPD were called out to the Oklahoma State University Medical Center after two men showed up shot. Police said they were dropped off by two people believed to have been involved in the attempted robbery. The investigation shows the victim was invited into a motel room by a female, where multiple men were waiting...