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Gun Enthusiasts Flock to OKC Gun Show
Claude Halls Original OKC gun show opened this weekend to wall to wall people
at the Oklahoma City fairgrounds. "There are a lot of people today, that
are worried," Vender and gun manufacturer Rick Stowers said.
said under current law gun applicants must provide identification, fill out
paperwork from the Justice department and pass a background check, "They
can say approved, delayed or denied," Stowers continued, "The first
thing I ask someone (when they buy a gun) is what are you going to do with
it?" Stowers explained this is what he calls one of the most important
questions. Stowers would not like to see more gun laws passed across the
country, but he says he'd like to see more control on who can and can not sell
guns, such as what he calls big box stores, "They are allowing someone
they don't trust with the key to the waste-bin to make a decision on whether or
not to sell a firearm," Stowers said.
patrons think there are enough laws already in place to protect Americans,
"I came in to see what kind of deals there might be and take advantage of
them while I can," Mark Bailey said. He's here to likely trade in a
firearm. "As a criminal defense attorney I understand both sides of it, but
I can tell you from experience that criminals are going to get guns, you can't
legislate human behavior."
enthusiasts are leery of what is to come when it comes to gun control but are
worried what is to come, "Everyone understands tragedy, but to take
tragedy and form a political agenda, is a shame," Bailey added.
Claude Halls Original OKC gun show runs in the expo center at the OKC
fairgrounds through Sunday, December 16th.
Posted: Saturday, December 15 2012, 09:28 PM CST
IN OKLAHOMA NEWS
Oklahoma lawmakers plan $45 million tornado relief
May 21, 2013 22:12 GMT
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OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) -- Oklahoma lawmakers have begun the process of appropriating millions of dollars in emergency funds to help pay the cost of recovering from tornadoes that have ravaged parts of central Oklahoma.
Separate committees of the House and Senate on Tuesday approved a plan to appropriate $45 million from the state's Rainy Day Constitutional Reserve Fund. The money will go to the State Emergency Fund to help recover from a massive tornado that struck Moore on Monday, killing at least 24 people. A separate tornado on Sunday left two dead in Shawnee.
Republican Sen. Clark Jolley of Edmond says the money will help the Department of Emergency Management match disaster aid from the Federal Emergency Management Agency or to pay costs not covered by federal dollars.
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