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In Wake of Attacks, Gov. Fallin Authorizes Adjutant General to Arm Full-Time Military Personnel. Governor Mary Fallin today authorized Oklahoma’s adjutant general, Maj. Gen. Robbie L. Asher, to arm full-time personnel at installations like the military facilities that were attacked Thursday in Chattanooga, Tenn. “Four unarmed Marines were killed in what appears to be a …

Despite public support and strong bipartisan votes in the Oklahoma House of Representatives and Senate, Governor Mary Fallin vetoed pro-gun Senate Bill 41 yesterday.  The Governor caved to pressure from the Oklahoma City Chamber, which disseminated misinformation based on a flawed legal analysis.  The NRA is extremely disappointed that this common sense legislation was put …

HB1936 is in jeopardy of being killed.  We know that Oklahoma State Bureau of Investigation (OSBI) is lobbying hard against a bill that would make it easier and less expensive for Oklahomans to obtain a handgun license. Why is OSBI lobbying so hard against this bill?  They say it is due to public safety concerns.  They …

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.  …

Oklahoma prison officials violated the First Amendment when they prevented reporters from viewing portions of the botched execution of a death row inmate earlier this year, two news organizations claim in a federal lawsuit filed Monday. The lawsuit follows the April 29 death of inmate Clayton Lockett, who writhed, moaned and clenched his teeth before …