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.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.
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.