OKLAHOMA CITY — A group of Oklahoma state senators have failed to override their governor's veto of a bill that would exempt firearms and ammunition produced and kept in the state from federal regulations.
The Republican-controlled Senate voted 28-16 on Wednesday with 36 votes needed to override Democratic Gov. Brad Henry's veto of the "Oklahoma Firearms Freedom Act." There was no debate.
Republican state Sen. Randy Brogdon, who is running for governor, vowed to try again to override the veto.
The bill says firearms, gun accessories or ammunition made in Oklahoma would not be subject to interstate commerce laws and federal regulations if they remain in the state.
Henry warned the bill would give criminals easy access to a wide array of weapons.
Doesn't it seem like the gun rights crowd want whatever laws make their gun owning activities easier. If the fed limits gun control, they're all for it, but when a State wants to exempt itself from federal regulations, they're all for that.
Is there an inconsistency here? Or is it absolute in its consistency - less gun control, regardless of where it comes from?
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