guns http://kgou.org en Senate And House Override Fallin's Veto http://kgou.org/post/senate-and-house-override-fallins-veto <p style="color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: Verdana, Helvetica, Arial, sans-serif, Geneva; font-size: 15.454545021057129px; line-height: 15px;">The&nbsp;<font color="red">Oklahoma</font>&nbsp;Senate has voted to override Gov. Mary Fallin's veto of a House bill dealing with federal gun regulations.</p> Thu, 08 May 2014 21:09:04 +0000 Associated Press 28877 at http://kgou.org Senate And House Override Fallin's Veto House Responds To Fallin's Pressure With First Override Of Governor's Veto http://kgou.org/post/house-responds-fallins-pressure-first-override-governors-veto <p>The <a href="okhouse.gov">Oklahoma House</a> voted overwhelmingly Wednesday to override a veto by Gov. Mary Fallin of a House bill dealing with federal regulations over firearms.</p><p>The move is the latest signal of the growing tension between the Republican governor and the GOP-controlled House.</p> Thu, 01 May 2014 12:57:57 +0000 Associated Press & eCapitol & Christie Southern 28373 at http://kgou.org House Responds To Fallin's Pressure With First Override Of Governor's Veto Kentucky Southern Baptists Draw Crowds With Gun Giveaways http://kgou.org/post/kentucky-southern-baptists-draw-crowds-gun-giveaways It's an hour before suppertime, and the line outside Lone Oak First Baptist Church in Paducah, Ky., is wrapped around the building. The people are waiting for more than a Bible sermon; there's a raffle tonight. Twenty-five guns are up for grabs.<p>There's nothing new about gun raffles in Kentucky, even at a church. Last year, there were 50 events like this one in the state. The Kentucky Baptist Convention says it's a surefire way to get new people through church doors.<p>Sunday school teacher David Keele says everyone he knows has a gun. Mon, 10 Mar 2014 11:59:26 +0000 Blake Farmer 24826 at http://kgou.org Kentucky Southern Baptists Draw Crowds With Gun Giveaways Oklahoma City Legislator Cancels Gun Law Study http://kgou.org/post/oklahoma-city-legislator-cancels-gun-law-study <p></p><p style="color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: Verdana, Helvetica, Arial, sans-serif, Geneva; font-size: 15px; line-height: 15px;">A Democratic state representative from northeast&nbsp;<font color="red">Oklahoma</font>&nbsp;City says he's canceled plans for <a href="http://www.okhouse.gov/Media/ShowStory.aspx?MediaNewsID=4733">a study</a> of the state's gun laws because several gun rights groups declined to participate.</p><p style="color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: Verdana, Helvetica, Arial, sans-serif, Geneva; font-size: 15px; line-height: 15px;"><a href="http://www.okhouse.gov/District.aspx?District=97">State Rep. Mike Shelton</a> says he planned to host an interim legislative study on Tuesday to look at both the state's open carry law, which allows licensed adults to openly display a handgun, and the "Stand Your Ground" law that allows the use of deadly force.</p><p> Mon, 11 Nov 2013 18:25:00 +0000 Associated Press 16942 at http://kgou.org Oklahoma City Legislator Cancels Gun Law Study After Newtown Tragedy, Some Schools Are All But Bulletproof http://kgou.org/post/after-newtown-tragedy-some-schools-are-all-bulletproof As parents send their kids off to school this fall, many are wondering what's been done since last year to make sure they're safe.<p>Many schools have embraced new security measures since the Sandy Hook Elementary School shootings, from uniformed police on hallway patrol to shatterproof laminated windows.<p><strong>'How Could This Have Happened?'</strong><p>Bob Gay of Newtown, Conn., has a tattoo on his arm of his daughter Josephine's footprints as a baby and the number "2560," for the number of days she was alive.<p>"Joey," as her parents call her, was one of the 20 children killed in the sho Tue, 10 Sep 2013 23:25:31 +0000 Craig LeMoult 13274 at http://kgou.org After Newtown Tragedy, Some Schools Are All But Bulletproof Lawmaker To Examine "Stand Your Ground" Law http://kgou.org/post/lawmaker-examine-stand-your-ground-law <p style="color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: Verdana, Helvetica, Arial, sans-serif, Geneva; font-size: 15px; line-height: 15px;">A Democratic lawmaker from&nbsp;<font color="red">Oklahoma</font>&nbsp;City says he intends to convene an interim study in the fall to conduct a review of the state's so-called "Stand Your Ground" self-defense law and open carry laws.</p> Thu, 18 Jul 2013 13:52:26 +0000 Associated Press 9872 at http://kgou.org Lawmaker To Examine "Stand Your Ground" Law A New 'Smart Rifle' Decides When To Shoot And Rarely Misses http://kgou.org/post/new-smart-rifle-decides-when-shoot-and-rarely-misses <p>http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UoMAiYnJOBM</p> Wed, 15 May 2013 21:50:22 +0000 NPR News 5971 at http://kgou.org A New 'Smart Rifle' Decides When To Shoot And Rarely Misses Sen. Coburn Votes to Start Debate on Gun Background Check Bill http://kgou.org/post/sen-coburn-votes-start-debate-gun-background-check-bill <p><strong>UPDATE</strong>: Oklahoma's two U.S. Senators split over Thursday's vote to begin debate on a bipartisan gun control bill. Sen. Tom Coburn was one of 16 Republicans voting to debate the legislation. Sen. Jim Inhofe voted with other GOP members to block debate.</p><p>Coburn told a town hall recently in Oklahoma City he was interested in finding a way to keep guns out of the hands of criminals and the mentally ill, but was concerned about keeping any data from turning into a firearm registry.</p> Thu, 11 Apr 2013 14:30:00 +0000 Kurt Gwartney 3677 at http://kgou.org Sen. Coburn Votes to Start Debate on Gun Background Check Bill Coburn: All Guns are Assault Weapons http://kgou.org/post/coburn-all-guns-are-assault-weapons <p></p><p><a href="http://www.coburn.senate.gov/public/index.cfm/secondamendment">U.S. Sen. Tom Coburn</a> (R-Okla.) told a crowd at an Oklahoma City town hall that a .45-caliber handgun with 10 rounds in it is no different than an AR-15.</p><p>“There isn’t a gun that’s made that isn’t an assault weapon,” he said after one man recommended a ban on military-style assault guns.</p><p>After answering several questions last week related to controlling firearms, Coburn told the nearly 150 people in the room that he wouldn’t answer any more questions about guns.</p><p>“What I’m trying to do right now is both protect the Second Amendment and the 10th Amendment for Oklahoma if we want to do something different,” Coburn said.</p><p> Mon, 08 Apr 2013 17:25:26 +0000 Kurt Gwartney 3443 at http://kgou.org Coburn: All Guns are Assault Weapons Gun Toting Teachers Bill Shot Down in State Senate http://kgou.org/post/gun-toting-teachers-bill-shot-down-state-senate <p></p><p style="color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: Verdana, Helvetica, Arial, sans-serif, Geneva; font-size: 11px; line-height: 15px; ">The chairman of the Senate Education Committee says he doesn't plan to grant a hearing to a bill that would give school districts the option of allowing armed teachers in public school classrooms.</p> Mon, 01 Apr 2013 21:31:00 +0000 Associated Press 3001 at http://kgou.org Gun Toting Teachers Bill Shot Down in State Senate