Saturday, March 26, 2011

Oklahoma Rifle Association Against Open Carry

The Officers and Board Members are in opposition to SB 129 for these reasons:

First, The purchase of handguns by persons under the age of 21 is in violation of existing Federal Law.

Second, Allowing citizens, trained or untrained, to carry Rifles and Shotguns either in a scabbard or with a sling on city streets and into business establishments will create an atmosphere of hostility and distrust, not to mention create fear in those in our society who have an aversion to any type of firearm.

Third, The apprehension, created for the Law Enforcement Officers by the open carrying of long guns could create situations resulting in unnecessary use of deadly force.
I found this pleasantly surprising. I knew there were reasonable gun rights enthusiasts, I just haven't met many of them. And to find them in Oklahoma, of all places, was wonderful.

Over at Robert's blog the commenters were pretty much in agreement.  I guess that's why he calls them the "armed intelligentia." 

What's your opinion?  Please leave a comment.


  1. The amusing thing is that all the may issue CCW laws that the NRA is currently trying to get rid of were proposed by the Pistol Owners in the 20s and 30s.

    Maybe reason will prevail in US gun laws.

    I'm not holding my breath though.

  2. That's funny about Farago's commentariat.

    Don't be too surprised about sanity in the state of Oklahoma. It was once thought of as the promised land. It used to be one of the two most civilized states on the western frontier. Tulsa was once the wealthiest city in our nation. My own dear mother, the sanest person on the planet was born in Broken Arrow. Not to mention that Aztec Red is the wittiest commenter here.

  3. Flying Junior, Thanks for mentioning AztecRed in a positive way. He and Fat White Man have been commenting here for a long time and never once did I see the need to delete one of their comments, never even close.

    Most of the other pro-gun extremists, which I think is a fair description of these guys, and one which I hope doesn't offend, get tired after a few months and begin to get nasty. Once that happens it seems like a quick slide to leaving us completely, often in a dramatic flourish of blame and recriminations.