Oklahoma City Legislator Cancels Gun Law Study

Nov 11, 2013

State Rep. Mike Shelton (D-Oklahoma City)
Credit Oklahoma House

A Democratic state representative from northeast Oklahoma City says he's canceled plans for a study of the state's gun laws because several gun rights groups declined to participate.

State Rep. Mike Shelton 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.

But he says some local gun rights groups that he spoke with "simply stopped returning our calls."

Don Spencer with the Oklahoma Second Amendment Association and a well-known gun rights advocate at the Capitol, says he wasn't invited to participate in the study.

Shelton says he still plans to introduce "gun safety" legislation next session.


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