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Pro-gun Group Rallies at Oklahoma Capitol
Oklahoma City (AP) - About 80 people -- many of them armed -- rallied outside the Oklahoma Capitol in support of gun rights.
The rally Friday was sponsored by the Oklahoma Defense Force, a group of gun rights supporters that includes a self-described militia led by Ron Cross -- who says the group has about 300 members.
Cross urged action against what he calls government's hostility against gun rights. He says they should organize to oppose any proposal to restrict the right to keep and bear arms.
Among those attending is former Republican state Rep. Charles Key, who said in 2010 that he supported creating a state militia.
A law allowing residents with a handgun license to openly carry weapons was approved last year and many at the rally had their guns on display.
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Posted: Friday, February 8 2013, 03:19 PM CST
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Okla. House gives final approval to tornado relief
May 23, 2013 16:07 GMT
OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) -- The Oklahoma House has given final approval to legislation that dips into the state's constitutional reserve fund to help central Oklahoma communities impacted by devastating tornadoes.
Without debate, the House voted 95-0 Thursday for the measure that appropriates $45 million from the state's Rainy Day Fund for tornado relief. The bill passed the Senate on Wednesday by a vote of 45-0.
The reserve funds will be deposited into the State Emergency Fund and used by the Oklahoma Office of Emergency Management to aid in recovery efforts, including infrastructure repairs. Officials say the money will be used to match federal money made available to affected communities.
A massive tornado struck the city of Moore on Monday, killing at least 24 people. A separate tornado on Sunday left two dead in Shawnee.
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