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Gun group formed to help people get used to new open carry law(OK)
krmg.com ^ | 23 May, 2012 | April Hill

Posted on 05/24/2012 8:59:59 AM PDT by marktwain

It may take a while to get use to someone next to you in the grocery store with a visible gun.

That’s why a newly-formed group is launching a public awareness campaign before the new open carry law begins on November 1st, 2012.

Franklin Smith is a former police officer, veteran and one of the founders of the Oklahoma Open Carry Association.

He says the people who openly carry are law-abiding citizens.

Smith says, "The truth is that criminals just don't open carry their firearms."

Hear Smith's entire interview.

He says he knows because he was part of another start-up organization in Michigan to increase awareness.

"We just need to normalize it. In Michigan it was easy to do because the laws were less restrictive."

That's why Smith and a couple of other gun owners started the Oklahoma Open Carry Association on May 22nd.

"So, this new open carry law is not going to lead to an increase in guns on the street. It's not going to lead to an increase in violence."


TOPICS: Constitution/Conservatism; Culture/Society; News/Current Events; US: Oklahoma
KEYWORDS: banglist; constitution; ok; opencarry
The more Constitutional rights are exercized, the stronger they grow.

They more they are not exercized, the weaker they become.

Just like muscles.

1 posted on 05/24/2012 9:00:09 AM PDT by marktwain
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To: marktwain

An armed society is a polite society, something that our politicans would do well to remember.


2 posted on 05/24/2012 9:19:32 AM PDT by thethirddegree
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An armed society is a polite society,...

Looka here mark, perfect opportunity to post your cartoon again! hehe...

3 posted on 05/24/2012 9:32:42 AM PDT by houeto (FReepathon 2Q! https://secure.freerepublic.com/donate/)
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4 posted on 05/24/2012 10:03:02 AM PDT by marktwain
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I have posted before but will again. In the frontier/wild west days, open carry was the norm and concealed carry was frowned upon.
5 posted on 05/24/2012 10:13:52 AM PDT by PeterPrinciple ( (Lord, save me from some conservatives, they don't understand history any better than liberals.))
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