Coburn http://kgou.org en Coburn Announces 'Farewell Tour' Of Town Halls http://kgou.org/post/coburn-announces-farewell-tour-town-halls <p style="color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: Verdana, Helvetica, Arial, sans-serif, Geneva; font-size: 15.555556297302246px; line-height: 15.9375px;">U.S. Sen. Tom&nbsp;<font color="red">Coburn</font>&nbsp;plans a series of town hall meetings in Oklahoma as he prepares to resign from the Senate at the end of the current term.</p> Fri, 25 Jul 2014 00:19:51 +0000 Associated Press & KGOU Staff 34098 at http://kgou.org Coburn Announces 'Farewell Tour' Of Town Halls 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