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School Shooting Sparks Gun Control Debate
The shooting at Sandy Hook Elementary has sparked the debate on guns once again. Just hours after the deadly incident Friday morning, the White House press office was already fielding questions about gun control.
"There is, I'm sure, will be, rather, a day for discussion of the usual Washington policy debates but I don't think today is that day," White House press secretary Jay Carney.
Clay Hoover, the range manager for Heartland Outdoor in Edmond, says there is no need to begin the debate over gun control.
"There are 25,000 federal laws, just federal laws, on guns alone right now, we don't need more laws, we need enforcement of the laws that are on the books now," he said.
Hoover says tight laws are not going to prevent people with bad motives from getting guns, but having the right to arm yourself could help you protect others in those situations.
"Now more than ever the past incidents of this last week, explicitly, unequivocally, advocate carrying firearms," Hoover said. "An unarmed citizen is a victim."
Most Oklahomans we spoke with agree with Hoover.
"I think that guns or knives aren't the problem, necessarily, people are the problem," one man told Fox 25.
CNN reports the guns used in the shooting at Sandy Hook belonged to the suspect's mother. The network identifies the suspect as Adam Lanza, 20. Connecticut requires its citizens to be 21 to buy handguns.
Posted: Friday, December 14 2012, 09:19 PM CST
IN OKLAHOMA NEWS
Tornado watch issued for western, central Oklahoma
May 18, 2013 22:57 GMT
OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) -- A tornado watch is in effect for western and central Oklahoma.
The weather system brought severe thunderstorms to the Altus and Clinton areas, as well as Harper County late Saturday afternoon. There were no reports of rotation as evening approached but the tornado watch lasts until 11 p.m. Saturday.
The dangerous weather is forecast to continue into Sunday night as the system progresses to the east.
The tornado watch area Saturday stretched from eastern edge of the Panhandle to include the Oklahoma City area.
Forecasters warn that the system could also bring large hail.
The National Weather Service in Norman reports tennis ball-size hail along U.S. 62 near the border of Harmon and Jackson counties in the state's far southwest.
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