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  • Democrat Makes History in House Seat for District 85

    09/09/2015 3:09:38 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 15 replies
    democrats are celebrating an upset from Tuesday night. For the first time ever, democrats hold a seat for House District 85, which includes part of The Village, Nichols Hills, and Quail Creek. Cyndi Munson beat republican challenger Chip Carter with 54% of the vote…even though Carter raised nearly twice as much money. Munson is a first generation college student with a Political Science degree, and recently worked as a community programs manager with the Girl Scouts of Oklahoma. Her seat was previously held by David Bank, who passed away in April. His wife, Odelia, and current Governor Mary Fallin were...
  • OK: Warning Shots Evidence of Restraint in Berdahl Self Defense Case

    09/08/2015 1:01:56 PM PDT · by marktwain · 12 replies
    Gun Watch ^ | 6 September, 2015 | Dean Weingarten
    On December 16, 2013,  Michael Berdahl, 66, shot and killed David Wimmer, 43.  Wimmer was visiting Berdahl at his apartment in Enid, Oklahoma.  Berdahl fled, but was arrested the next day in Anthony, Kansas.  He had a pistol on his person, and admitted to the shooting.  Bond was set at 1 million dollars.  Berdahl did not make bail and stayed in jail. The trial took place on 1 September, 2015, more than 20 months later.  The jury was out for little more than an hour when they came back and rendered a not guilty verdict.   Berdahl's use of warning...
  • OK: First Time Shooter Drives off Three Invaders

    09/04/2015 4:44:05 AM PDT · by marktwain · 11 replies
    Gun Watch ^ | 2 September, 2015 | Dean Weingarten
    Carmen Smith had never shot a gun before.  She used her recently acquired firearm to drive off three home invaders.  She did not hit any of the criminals, but the shots were enough to send them fleeing from the house.  From "He was coming towards me. You know, like he was going to do something to me, harm me, and I was going to get him before he got me," she said. The bullets didn't hit the burglars but got them out of her house. The shots shattered a picture of Smith's family, left a hole in the...
  • OK: Couple Honored for Bravery in Fighting Invaders

    07/28/2015 12:31:30 PM PDT · by marktwain · 6 replies
    Gun Watch ^ | 23 July, 2015 | Dean Weingarten
    Eddie and Cindy Gilmore, of  Marshall County, Oklahoma, were given an award for fighting back against armed home invaders in March of this year.   Four masked and armed invaders broke into their home and took Cindy hostage before Eddie accessed a pistol and started shooting.   He wounded two of the invaders before they fled, leaving him and Cindy unharmed.  From The Gilmores are being recognized for how they handled a break-in that happened at their home back in march.  The night of the incident three people broke into their home with the intent to rob them, but the...
  • Four Oklahoma Christian Universities Lose Abortion Pill Battle

    07/15/2015 7:18:37 PM PDT · by Morgana · 14 replies ^ | Jul 14, 2015 |
    DENVER, Colorado - Four Christian Universities in Oklahoma lost a religious freedom case Tuesday in the 10th Circuit Court of Appeals. A district court temporarily stopped enforcement of the Obama administration's abortion-pill mandate after the universities objected to it in 2013. The appeals court overturned that ruling Tuesday saying it's the insurance companies that provide the contraception not the universities.
  • Mother Miriam's Heart for the Family and Church (former Jew & Evangelical)

    07/06/2015 3:40:57 PM PDT · by NYer · 34 replies
    Catholic World Report ^ | July 6, 2015 | Jim Graves
    The founder of Daughters of Mary, Mother of Israel’s Hope, discusses her conversion from Judaism, religious habits, family life, and current social upheaval Left: Presentation of Jesus in the Temple (; right: Mother Miriam of the Lamb of God, O.S.B. on Sept. 8, 2011, when the Daughters of Mary, Mother of Israel's Hope became a public association of the faithful under Bishop Edward Slattery of Tulsa. Mother Miriam of the Lamb of God, O.S.B. is founder of Daughters of Mary, Mother of Israel’s Hope (, a new religious congregation currently headquartered in the Diocese of Tulsa, Oklahoma, under the leadership...
  • Ben Carson wins SRLC straw poll

    05/23/2015 1:57:08 PM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 40 replies
    Politico ^ | May 23, 2015 | Alex Isenstadt
    OKLAHOMA CITY — Ben Carson won the straw poll at the Southern Republican Leadership Conference Saturday, demonstrating his popularity among conservative activists at one of the party’s traditional presidential cattle call events. Carson, a former surgeon who formally launched his underdog campaign this month with an appeal to the GOP’s tea party wing, finished first with 25 percent. He was followed by Scott Walker, who received 20 percent, and Ted Cruz at 16 percent. Chris Christie and Rick Perry tied at 5 percent, with Jeb Bush narrowly behind. Marco Rubio tied with Bobby Jindal and Rand Paul at 4 percent....
  • Oklahoma Repeals Knife ban that Balimore Police used to Arrest Freddy Grey

    05/01/2015 1:28:38 PM PDT · by marktwain · 35 replies
    Gun Watch ^ | 2 May, 2015 | Dean Weingarten
    Oklahoma has repealed their version of the switchblade knife ban.   Baltimore has a similar law that Freddy Grey was arrested under before his death from a serious spinal cord injury, three fractured vertebrae, and a crushed voice box, apparently while in police custody.   The Baltimore law is more vague than the Oklahoma law HB 1911(pdf) , and the AG in Baltimore has ruled that the arrest was illegal, probably for two reasons. First, the knife was not concealed. The officer noted that he saw the knife clipped to the front pants pocket. Second, the knife was not a...
  • OK: Armed Citizen tells Story to Media at Request of Sheriff

    04/23/2015 7:06:05 AM PDT · by marktwain · 15 replies
    Gun Watch ^ | 22 April, 2015 | Dean Weingarten
    In rural Pottawotamie county in Oklahoma, the Sheriff appreciates the efforts of armed citizens.  I was able to get in touch with the elder Alvin Cleere.   His son had captured a burglar by being observant.   The son, also named Alvin, had noticed a pickup truck at an property were it did not belong.  He checked things out and found that the truck was loaded with stolen goods.   From He discovered the truck was loaded with stolen property, matresses, fixtures- even a kitchen sink. This fed up crime fighter pulled the 45 from his pickup. “That...
  • OK: Judge rules Gun Ban on Streets and Sidewalks is Unconstitutional

    04/21/2015 1:11:19 PM PDT · by marktwain · 2 replies
    Gun Watch ^ | 19 April, 2015 | Dean Weingarten
    In Oklahoma, Judge Thad Balkman ruled in favor of second amendment supporters when he issued a tempory restraining order to prevent the City of Norman from enforcing a ban on the carry of weapons during the Norman Music Festival.   The city argued that it was not banning weapons; only that the private organization that it had given control of city streets and sidewalks was banning arms.   From Bateman and Assistant City Attorney Rick Knighton argued that the festival operators essentially lease a three- or four-block area from the city for the special event. By doing so, they...
  • Amendment would require Oklahoma businesses to bring religious beliefs out of the closet

    03/12/2015 7:07:42 AM PDT · by GIdget2004 · 16 replies ^ | 03/12/2015 | K. QUERRY
    An amendment to a controversial piece of legislation is making waves across Oklahoma. House Bill 1371, which was proposed by Rep. Chuck Strohm, would create the Oklahoma Religious Freedom Act. The bill would give businesses the right to refuse service to customers if it is against their religious beliefs. Specifically, the bill addresses that companies should not be required “to participate in any marriage ceremony, celebration, or other related activity or to provide items or services for such purposes against the person’s religious beliefs.” The legislation was proposed after several businesses around the country have faced legal action after denying...
  • OK: Almost half of Tulsa Shootings have been Self Defense this Year

    02/22/2015 4:54:08 AM PST · by marktwain · 11 replies
    Gun Watch ^ | 21 February, 2015 | Dean Weingarten
    In what is probably a statistical quirk, five of eleven homicides in 2015 have been self defense shootings.  Calling them 'victims' seems a little odd when the people shot were the aggressors.  From Of the 11 homicide victims so far this year, five have been killed by civilians or security guards in shootings Tulsa police have deemed self-defense. For comparison’s sake, only eight such homicides occurred in all of 2014, and six of those involved Tulsa police officers. Tulsa police have not been involved in a shooting yet this year.  “It’s been an odd year,” Walker said. “I’m...
  • OK: Man Shoots Police Chief; No Charges

    01/20/2015 5:33:45 AM PST · by marktwain · 17 replies
    Gun Watch ^ | 19 January, 2015 | Dean Weingarten
    On 15 January, Police Chief Louis Ross was loaned a bullet resistant vest before he and other officers broke into a home in Sentinel, Oklahoma.  Ross was shot three times in the chest, and once in the arm.  Three of the bullets were stopped by the vest.  The police had no warrant for the raid.  The homeowner, Dallas Horton, was not hurt and has not been charged, and it seems unlikely that he will be.   He and his wife Esther Marie, were both interviewed. There are many things about this case that have not been widely reported. First, Police...
  • OK: Pistol as Impact Weapon worked; with Unintentional Discharge

    01/18/2015 5:29:48 AM PST · by marktwain · 18 replies
    Gun Watch ^ | 16 January, 2015 | Dean Weingarten
    Jerry Pierson, burglary and assault suspect Guns are built to take punishment.  Pistols are most often dense and hard, with a convenient handle.   They make fairly good improvised impact weapons. That is what happened in Oklahoma recently.   A home invader who is a suspect in several other burglaries in the Ardmore area, was caught in the act by James Collins and his father-in-law. The suspect, Pierson, had a knife, and had already used it to stab the father-in-law when Collins arrived on the scene.  From "I didn't know he'd been stabbed when I came out. So my first...
  • OK:Failure of Victim Selection: Do not Burglarize a Gun Rights Supporter

    12/26/2014 4:53:53 AM PST · by marktwain · 73 replies
    Gun Watch ^ | 25 December, 2014 | Dean Weingarten
    Pastor Vinyard in his Church It appears that the teen burglar did not read the papers.   It is foolish to burgle the house of a "vocal supporter of gun rights", and then attack them in their home.  Tom Vinyard is the senior pastor of Windsor Hills Baptist Church, and has been outspoken in his political beliefs.  From A pastor at a northwest Oklahoma City church who has been a vocal proponent of gun rights has been cleared of wrongdoing in the fatal shooting of a 14-year-old boy at the pastor’s home. (snip)  The pastor arrived home about 3...
  • Religion of Peace Update [Updated]

    09/27/2014 12:14:07 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 10 replies
    Powerline ^ | September 26, 2014 | John Hinderaker
    Oklahoma got a dose of peace yesterday, when Alton Nolen, apparently a Muslim convert, beheaded a co-worker at the food company where he worked. He attacked a second woman and would have killed her too, except that the company’s COO has a gun and knows how to use it. This could actually be a case of workplace violence, as the attack occurred immediately after Alton had been fired. (For what, has not been reported.) Nolen had a colorful criminal record, which makes one wonder how he got a job at all when millions are unemployed. Paul has written about the...
  • Oklahoma City

    09/26/2014 5:59:14 PM PDT · by jtal · 48 replies
    vanity | self
    On Sunday, the forces of darkness were invited into Oklahoma City. It seems that today the invitation was accepted.
  • Police: FBI looking into Moore beheading after suspect tried to convert others to Islam

    09/26/2014 9:27:30 AM PDT · by ImJustAnotherOkie · 80 replies
    KTFOR TV ^ | September 25, 2014 | KTFOR
    MOORE, Okla. – Officials with the Moore Police Department say the FBI is now involved in the investigation related to a brutal attack of workers at a food distribution plant. Sgt. Jeremy Lewis says the alleged suspect, 30-year-old Alton Nolen had just been fired when he drove to the front of the business, hit a vehicle and walked inside. He walked into the front office area where he met 54-year-old Colleen Hufford and began attacking her with a knife. Sgt. Lewis confirms the type of knife used in the attack is the same kind used at the plant. Lewis confirms...
  • Police: Beheading Suspect Tried to Convert Coworkers to Islam (Religion on Peace Alert)

    09/26/2014 9:03:29 AM PDT · by tobyhill · 51 replies
    nbc ^ | 9/26/2014 | staff
    A fired Oklahoma food processing plant employee who proselytized for Islam beheaded one co-worker and seriously injured another before the owner of the plant shot him, police said Friday. Moments after Alton Nolen, 30, was let go from Vaughan Foods in Moore, he drove to another part of the facility and walked into a front office where he attacked 54-year-old Colleen Hufford, police said. He used a “standard” knife — similar to the ones found at the facility — to allegedly behead Hufford. Then, he used the same knife to repeatedly stab Tracy Johnson, 43, who suffered numerous wounds and...
  • Man beheads woman in Oklahoma workplace

    09/26/2014 6:37:52 AM PDT · by Enlightened1 · 147 replies
    CNN ^ | 09/26/14
    A man has beheaded a woman after a workplace dispute in Oklahoma, U.S. law enforcement officials told CNN on Friday. He also tried to kill another woman, officials said.
  • Hundreds Turnout To Protest Black Mass, Held At OKC Civic Center

    09/22/2014 4:21:56 AM PDT · by Biggirl · 7 replies ^ | September 22, 2014 |
    OKLAHOMA CITY - The much talked about Black Mass was held in downtown Oklahoma City Sunday night. It was sold out event Sunday night at the Civic Center. There were Rock bands and rituals performed inside, much to the dismay of Christian protesters outside the theatre.
  • The Struggle Against the Black Mass, From Oklahoma Archbishop's Perspective

    09/19/2014 3:36:25 PM PDT · by NYer · 45 replies
    Aleteia ^ | September 19, 2014 | JOHN BURGER
    Archdiocese of Boston Ever since he first learned of a local satanic group's plans to use a public theater to perform a "black mass," Archbishop Paul S. Coakley of Oklahoma City has been urging public officials to cancel the event and asking Catholics to pray for that intention. He has been unsuccessful, and this Sunday, the Dakhma of Angra Mainyu will take to the stage in an 88-seat theater within the Oklahoma City Civic Center Music Hall to reenact a ritual that is an inversion of the Catholic Mass. Though they were forced to hand over what they claimed was...
  • THE HOUR HAS COME (Oklahoma Archbishop Coakley on impending Black Mass)

    09/19/2014 9:54:40 AM PDT · by NYer · 19 replies
    archokc ^ | September 19, 2014 | Archbishop Paul S. Coakley
    On Sunday, Sept. 21, a local satanic sect apparently will be allowed to conduct a public act of blasphemy in the form of a so-called black mass at the Civic Center in Oklahoma City. In spite of an overwhelming outcry of alarm from around the world, our city leaders will allow this outrage to take place in a publicly supported facility. They will not accede to the reasonable requests of local citizens to stop this outright mockery of the Catholic Mass nor the reasonable concerns of so many that this satanic ritual invokes powers of evil and invites them into...
  • Satanists Sell Out Controversial Oklahoma 'Black Mass' Event, Will Stage Exorcism

    09/12/2014 6:03:06 AM PDT · by NYer · 42 replies
    Christian Post ^ | September 11, 2014 | STOYAN ZAIMOV
    FULL TITLE: Satanists Sell Out Controversial Oklahoma 'Black Mass' Event, Will Stage Exorcism Despite Christian Protests (Photo: Facebook/The Satanic Temple) Satanic rights activists outside Harvard Square, after the "black mass" was cancelled by Harvard.The Satanist group that will stage a controversial "black mass" at an Oklahoma City civic center has said that all 88 tickets for its Sept. 21 event are sold out. The co-founder of the group revealed that the ritual will go ahead despite strong Christian protests and will feature a satanic exorcism, but will be "toned down" to comply with state health laws."One of the dictates of...
  • Demons Believe and Tremble: A Reflection on the Theft of the Eucharist by Satanists

    08/25/2014 2:16:13 AM PDT · by markomalley · 110 replies
    Archdiocese of Washington ^ | 8/24/2014 | Msgr. Charles Pope
    A couple of years ago I wrote of an unusual experience I had at Mass wherein a person who was troubled by a demon had those demons manifest themselves at the consecration, causing the person to run out of the Church. More on that in a moment.I thought of that long-ago incident in relation to the current events transpiring in Oklahoma City, where a satanic cult stole the Eucharist from a Catholic parish and announced plans to desecrate it at a satanic “mass” in September. Archbishop Paul Coakley filed a lawsuit, asking a judge to stop the desecration by requiring...
  • OKLAHOMA CITY: Lawsuit filed against those attempting Satanic event with consecrated Host

    08/21/2014 1:10:45 PM PDT · by NYer · 34 replies
    WDTPRS ^ | August 21, 2014 | Fr. John Zuhlsdorf
    I read at the National Catholic Register that His Excellency Most Reverend Paul Coakley, Archbishop of Oklahoma City has brough a suit against the people who would perpetrate a public Satanic event, a black mass. OKLAHOMA CITY — Attorneys for the Archdiocese of Oklahoma City filed a lawsuit at noon today [20 Aug] to stop the satanic black mass that organizers are planning to stage next month in the Oklahoma City Civic Center Music Hall.The lawsuit asks the Oklahoma County Sheriff‘s Office to retrieve the consecrated host that the event‘s organizers claim to have, and return it to Oklahoma City...
  • Tulsa officers Shannon Kepler, Gina Kepler arrested for murder after Tuesday night shooting

    08/07/2014 3:47:34 PM PDT · by Morgana · 13 replies
    KJRH ^ | staff
    TULSA – Two Tulsa police officers are behind bars for the murder of a 19-year-old man Tuesday night. Homicide detective Sgt. David Walker says 54-year-old Shannon Kepler, a 24-year veteran of the Tulsa Police Department, turned himself in following the shooting around 9:15 p.m. He was arrested for first-degree murder and shooting with intent to kill. Kepler's wife, Gina Kepler, who is also a police officer, was arrested for accessory to murder after the fact. Police say Shannon Kepler confronted his daughter's boyfriend, 19-year-old Jeremey Lake, who was walking with Kepler's daughter near the northwest corner of the Inner Dispersal...
  • Satanist Claims to Have Consecrated Host for Oklahoma Black Mass

    08/07/2014 5:07:24 AM PDT · by NYer · 51 replies
    Aleteia ^ | August 6, 2014 | JOHN BURGER
    The head of the Oklahoma City satanic church that is planning a black mass in a public venue next month says the Eucharistic Host he plans to use in the ritual was mailed to him by a friend. " I'm sick of hearing about this 'Consecrated Host,'" Adam Daniels, of the organization, the Dakhma of Angra Mainyu,  wrote in an emailed response to questions from Aleteia. "As my understudy has told other Catholic Inquisitors, the Eucharist was mailed to us by [a] friend. That is all I'm going to say about how it was attained [sic]. My question is, why...
  • Will "Halbig" Be Obamacare’s Undoing?

    07/16/2014 3:43:52 PM PDT · by TurboZamboni · 10 replies
    CCHC ^ | 7-16-14 | Twila Brase
    What if Obamacare subsidies disappear? This week a critical decision is expected on Halbig vs. Burwell, formerly titled Halbig vs. Sebelius. The case challenges the IRS for providing millions of dollars in Obamacare subsidies to people in 36 states through the federal exchange, Waiting in the wings is Pruitt vs. Burwell, a case filed by the Oklahoma Attorney General that also challenges the subsidies. One or both cases could end up in the Supreme Court. Halbig plaintiffs say the law allows subsidies only through a state exchange. And because the mandate and its penalties are hinged on the existence...
  • Thunder-Spurs: Another blowout puts OKC on another brink of elimination

    05/30/2014 7:55:10 AM PDT · by laotzu · 25 replies
    The Oklahoman ^ | 5/30/14 | Darnell Mayberry
    The last time the Thunder walked out of San Antonio the team left with a series deficit that at the time seemed insurmountable. But in the back of everyone’s mind was history. It was the one thing the Thunder and its fans had to cling to when searching for a reason to believe this team could march back to the NBA Finals. Then Serge Ibaka came back. And then the Thunder won twice in Oklahoma City to tie the Western Conference Finals at two games apiece. Before we knew it, a repeat of 2012 looked not just possible but likely....
  • Oil companies say new federal regulations on Southwest bird has halted drilling in Kansas

    05/24/2014 11:07:55 AM PDT · by Hojczyk · 17 replies
    Fox News ^ | May 24 ,2014 | Joseph Weber
    Oil companies say a weeks-old Obama administration ruling that protects a Southwestern prairie bird has already halted oil-drilling operations in Kansas and is costing the U.S. economy tens of millions of dollars, as a GOP congressmen suggests the move is another “job-killing” attack on fossil fuel. The decision by the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service that was announced in late March and took effect May 1 includes a provision that should allow federal officials and landowners in the five impacted states -- Colorado, Kansas, New Mexico, Oklahoma and Texas -- to manage conservation efforts. But oil producers say the interim...
  • OK:Right to Keep and Bear Arms Amendment in Danger of "University Carveout"

    05/12/2014 6:42:54 PM PDT · by marktwain · 2 replies
    Gun Watch ^ | 13 May, 2014 | Dean Weingarten
    OK2A has sent out an urgent message that Senator Greg Treat may be intending to carve out an exception universities from the right to keep and bear arms amendment, HJR 1026.  The amendment passed the House and the Senate, but is to be in conference committee and subject to amendment.  From OK2A: HJR1026, OK2A’s proposed amendment to the Oklahoma Constitution’s Bill of Rights is in trouble.  The Senate author, Senator Greg Treat, appears to be ready to cave in to Higher Ed’s pressure to neutralize HJR1026.  He is prepared to add a carve out that would restrict the right...
  • MO: Constituitonal Amendment to Strengthen Right to Arms on November Ballot

    05/11/2014 5:00:32 PM PDT · by marktwain · 10 replies
    Gun Watch ^ | 11 May, 2014 | Dean Weingarten
    The Missouri Legislature has followed Oklahoma in placing an amendment to strengthen the right to keep and bear arms on the ballot for this November, 2014.  The wording on the ballot will read: Shall the Missouri Constitution  be amended to include a declaration that the right to keep and bear arms is an unalienable right and that the state government is obligated to uphold that right? The current amendment reads as follows:  Section 23. That the right of every citizen to keep and bear arms in defense of his home, person and property, or when lawfully summoned in aid...
  • OK:Override of Governor Fallin Gun Bill Veto Passes Both Houses

    05/10/2014 5:14:11 AM PDT · by marktwain · 13 replies
    Gun Watch ^ | 9 May, 2014 | Dean Weingarten
    Governor Fallin, (R) Oklahoma, vetoed a number of bills in what has been described as a "tantrum" on the 29th of April.  The Oklahoma House overrode the veto of HB2461 on May 4th.   It was then reported that the Senate would not vote on veto override. HB 2461 is a "shall sign" law that requires Chief Law Enforcement Officers (CLEOs) to allow Oklahoma residents to pay the $200 tax necessary to obtain class III NFA items, which primarily concern gun mufflers, short barreled rifles and shotguns, and automatic firearms.  This follows a trend in other states to require CLEOs...
  • Oklahoma State Senate not planning to override gun rights veto

    05/06/2014 5:24:04 AM PDT · by marktwain · 17 replies
    St. Louis Gun Rights Examiner ^ | 6 May, 2014 | Kurt Hofmann
    Last week, when this column reported that the Oklahoma House had voted overwhelmingly to override Governor Mary Fallin's veto of the gun rights bill HB 2461, a similar vote in the Senate seemed inevitable. The Senate's original vote on the bill, after all, was 46-2. Failure to obtain the 32 votes for the required 2/3 majority would thus mean that 15 senators would have to decide to submit to Governor Fallin's little temper tantrum. Now, though, the Tulsa World reports that the Senate Republican "leadership" has no plans to take any vote at all: Senate Floor Leader Mike Schulz, R-Altus,...
  • OK:Governor Fallin Vetoes Gun Bills; Legislature Strikes Back

    05/04/2014 1:25:13 PM PDT · by marktwain · 13 replies
    Gun Watch ^ | 3 May, 2014 | Dean Weingarten
    Governor Mary Fallin of Oklahoma vetoed 15 measures on Tuesday, the 29th of April.   She described the measures as serving "no significant interest of the citizens".    Three of the measures were issues pushed by second amendment supporters that passed the legislature nearly unanimously. HB 3367 is Oklahoma's knife preemption bill.  It passed the House 88-3 and the Senate 45-1.  It provides the same protection from local government overreach to knives that Oklahoma already provides for firearms.   Several other states have passed similar laws. HB 2539 cleans up some antique language in the law about justifiable homicide.  It passed...
  • OK: Right to Keep and Bear Arms Amendment Will be on the Ballot in 2014

    05/03/2014 11:52:44 AM PDT · by marktwain · 12 replies
    Gun Watch ^ | 30 April, 2014 | Dean Weingarten
    The Oklahoma legislature is sending a constitutional amendment to the people for a vote in November of 2014.   It is meant to clarify and strengthen the right to keep and bear arms.   The desire and need for such clarification is understandable.   The current Article II, Section 26, reads: “The right of a citizen to keep and bear arms in defense of his home, person, or property, or in aid of the civil power, when thereunto legally summoned, shall never be prohibited; but nothing herein contained shall prevent the Legislature from regulating the carrying of weapons.” The problem, obviously, is...

    05/03/2014 5:42:21 AM PDT · by Cats Pajamas · 97 replies ^ | May 1, 2014 | Jonathan Smith
    Nonetheless, the satanists are building this thing, and I was offered an early peek at the work in progress by Temple spokesperson Lucien Greaves. Greaves told me he has received numerous threats from people who want to attack the sculpture, but that he “wouldn’t expect these outraged and nearly insensible reactionaries to actually know how to assault a bronze monument without severely hurting themselves in the process.” Still, he’s not taking any chances. The Temple is building a mold of the sculpture so they can pop these things out like evil, terribly expensive action figures whenever they need a new...
  • Civilian Militia Remains at Bundy Ranch After Standoff Ends

    04/20/2014 12:15:10 PM PDT · by Jim Robinson · 47 replies
    ABC News ^ | April 19, 2014 | By Liz Fields
    A group of armed militia and protesters, some sporting nametags reading "domestic terrorist," remain camped out on a cattle ranch in Nevada, where they have been purportedly defending the property since a tense showdown ended with the federal government last week. A 20-year struggle between rancher Cliven Bundy and the Bureau of Land Management over decades of alleged illegal cattle grazing on public land ended last Sunday, with the government backing down from a controversial week-long cattle round-up. The BLM defused the standoff, citing safety concerns for its employees and the protesters, some of whom were on horseback and others...
  • 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...