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  • Man is shot and killed during apparent burglary in Oklahoma City

    03/01/2012 3:16:35 AM PST · by marktwain · 6 replies · 1+ views ^ | 29 February, 2012 | Staff
    A man is dead after being shot by an Oklahoma City homeowner during an apparent burglary Wednesday night, police said. About 10:15 p.m., a woman called 911 and said she had shot a man trying to break into her home in the 600 block of SW 51, Oklahoma City police Lt. Jason Samuel said. The man died at the scene, Samuel said. His name was not released. The homeowner told officers she did not know the man, Samuel said.
  • Oklahoma lawmakers draw up gun bills

    02/21/2012 5:04:35 AM PST · by marktwain · 4 replies ^ | 21 February, 2012 | Mark Schlachtenhaufen
    EDMOND — Dozens of firearm-related bills filed by Oklahoma lawmakers seek to, among other things, expand the state’s open carry laws, expand where guns may be legally kept and expand the scope of the self-defense law. On Feb. 14 the House Judiciary Committee passed House Bill 2988 by Rep. Mike Ritze, R-Broken Arrow. The bill gives legal authority to use deadly force against dangerous individuals at a place of worship. Ritze said the bill was inspired by several recent cases in which violence or threats involved places of worship in the state. In November, Edmond’s Fairview Baptist Church and pastor...
  • Hero Teen Mom’s Open Letter to Nebraskans – Pass Victim Protect Act(OK)

    02/16/2012 5:11:44 AM PST · by marktwain · 1 replies
    Ammoland ^ | 14 February, 2012 | NFOA
    OMAHA, NE --( Sarah McKinley, an 18-year-old Oklahoma mother who was forced to shoot an armed intruder in her home last New Year’s Eve, has released an open letter to Nebraska residents that supports the efforts of the Nebraska Firearms Owners Association (NFOA) and other citizen groups in trying to pass a Victim Protection Act in Nebraska. A copy of her letter is attached or can be found at On the evening of January 31, 2011, Mrs. McKinley and her infant son were home alone, as her husband had passed away just a week before after a painful fight...
  • Pope Appoints Oklahoma City Vicar General Bishop Of Salina

    02/06/2012 2:07:05 PM PST · by NYer · 8 replies · 1+ views
    USCCB ^ | February 6, 2012
    WASHINGTON—Pope Benedict XVI named Msgr. Edward Weisenburger, vicar general of the Archdiocese of Oklahoma City, bishop of Salina, Kansas. Bishop-elect Weisenburger, 51, succeeds Archbishop Paul Stagg Coakley, who was appointed archbishop of Oklahoma City on December 16, 2010. The appointment was publicized in Washington, February 6, by Archbishop Carlo Maria Viganò, apostolic nuncio to the United States. Edward John Weisenburger was born December 23, 1960, in Alton, Illinois and attended Edison Institute and Eisenhower High School in Lawton, Oklahoma. He graduated from Conception Seminary College in Missouri, American College Leuven in Belgium, and St. Paul University Seminar in Ottawa, Canada,...
  • Concealed-carry class on OSU campus lacks only guns(OK)

    01/28/2012 6:47:43 AM PST · by marktwain · 5 replies ^ | 28 January, 2012 | SARA PLUMMER
    STILLWATER - It looked like a regular class. Students took notes while the instructor talked about the points listed on a screen behind him. But this Friday evening session on the Oklahoma State University campus didn't count toward a college degree. This class was for a license to carry a concealed firearm. Forty-two people - students, faculty members and Stillwater residents - registered for the session, a first for the university. The group Students for Concealed Carry on Campus hosted the class, with certified instructors from the Stillwater Armory, a gun store, range and training center, leading the course. Weapons...
  • Burglar shot and killed in Midwest City(OK)

    01/27/2012 10:38:29 AM PST · by marktwain ^ | 26 January, 2012 | NA
    A man inside his home said he fatally shot an intruder who had a gun Thursday morning.
  • Gun sales on the rise among women(OK)

    01/23/2012 6:10:11 AM PST · by marktwain · 12 replies ^ | 23 January, 2012 | NA
    TULSA - Gun sales among women are on the rise. The number of criminal background checks for gun purchases hit an all-time high in December, according to the FBI. Experts said there are many reasons why Americans, especially women, are choosing to arm themselves. For some it's a new hobby. Others are concerned about gun rights this election year. Some just no longer feel safe in their neighborhoods. Here in Oklahoma, interest in guns has also spiked, especially among women. Enrollment in the "women's only" conceal-carry class at the Red Castle Gun Club is up 400 percent. "That's remarkable and...
  • Guns, smoking, texting among hot issues revived for another look by Oklahoma legislature

    01/16/2012 7:37:16 AM PST · by marktwain · 18 replies ^ | 16 January, 2012 | BARBARA HOBEROCK
    OKLAHOMA CITY - Guns, smoking and texting while driving are among issues that lawmakers are expected to revisit when they return to the state Capitol on Feb. 6. Thursday is the deadline in both chambers for lawmakers to file bills for consideration in the upcoming session. Sen. Steve Russell, R-Oklahoma City, has filed Senate Bill 1092, which would allow those who meet certain requirements to openly carry a weapon. Russell also has a measure that would allow hunters to use suppressors to reduce the sound of their weapons. The measure has yet to be assigned a bill number, according to...
  • Okmulgee business owner shoots potential burglar(OK)

    01/12/2012 2:05:47 AM PST · by marktwain · 1 replies ^ | 7 January, 2012 | BRYAN DEAN
    OKMULGEE — The owner of an auto salvage yard shot one of six people he believed to be burglarizing his business Saturday. Okmulgee County sheriff's deputies said the owner of A&A Auto Salvage, in the 21000 block of South 236 Road between Okmulgee and Schulter, interrupted six people he said were trying to break into his business about 2 p.m. Saturday. The business owner, whose name was not released, shot one person and the other five fled. The person who was shot was taken by helicopter to a hospital in Tulsa. That person's name and medical condition were not released....
  • EDITORIAL: Shariah in America’s courts

    01/11/2012 6:41:21 PM PST · by jazusamo · 14 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | January 11, 2012 | Editorial
    Koranic law: Coming to a city near youA panel of federal judges has ruled that states cannot protect their courts from jurists who base their decisions on international or Koranic law. America needs better judges. On Tuesday, the 10th Circuit Court of Appeals upheld a federal district court order blocking implementation of an amendment to the Oklahoma constitution that sought to ban judges from using international or Muslim law as a basis for deciding cases. The amendment was approved in November 2010 by a 70 percent popular vote but has never been enforced. Plaintiff Muneer Awad, executive director of the...
  • Oklahoma mom kills home invader: Why the law was on her side

    01/06/2012 9:21:16 AM PST · by marktwain · 35 replies ^ | 5 January, 2012 | Patrik Jonsson
    Sarah McKinley, the Oklahoma mom who shot and killed an intruder after asking a 911 operator if it was okay to shoot, was cleared of wrongdoing Thursday. Also this week police declined to bring charges against a Pennsylvania man who killed a romantic rival with a bow and arrow. And in South Carolina, a woman who shot a homeless person squatting in an empty rental home was also not charged. As these cases show, the so-called “castle doctrine” is being tested in a variety of new ways, as states have steadily expanded the rights of citizens to protect their homes...
  • Palin: ‘I’m All in Favor of Girls with Guns’

    01/06/2012 7:00:57 AM PST · by marktwain · 44 replies ^ | 5 January, 2012 | Brian Bolduc
    On New Year’s Eve, 18-year-old Sarah McKinley shot and killed 24-year-old Justin Martin, who was trying to break into her Oklahoma home. Before McKinley confronted the crook, she called 911 and asked the dispatcher, “Is it okay to shoot him if he comes in this door?” “I can’t tell you that you can do that, but you do what you have to do to protect your baby,” the dispatcher replied. When Martin kicked in the door, McKinley fired. Police later said the shooting was justified. Former Alaska governor Sarah Palin agrees. In an email to NRO, Palin writes, “I love...
  • Alleged accomplice in Blanchard home invasion faces murder charge(OK)

    01/05/2012 7:11:11 AM PST · by marktwain · 24 replies ^ | 4 January, 2012 | JULIANA KEEPING
    An Oklahoma man accused of being involved in a home invasion that ended with the shooting death of one of the intruders is to be charged Wednesday with murder, a Grady County prosecutor said. BLANCHARD — The two men who invaded Sarah McKinley's Blanchard mobile home had just taken prescription painkillers and might have been after more medication, according to an affidavit filed Wednesday in Grady County. Those and other details have come to light in the days since New Year's Eve, when McKinley, 18, shot and killed Justin Shane Martin, 24, of Blanchard, with a 12-gauge shotgun after he...
  • OK Mother, 18, Kills Intruder Breaking Into Her Home While on Phone With 911 (ABC !!!)

    01/04/2012 7:46:11 PM PST · by STARWISE · 36 replies
    FULL TITLE: Oklahoma Mother, 18, Kills Intruder Breaking Into Her Home While on Phone With 911 *** 911 operator told young mother she could not shoot until man entered her home. VIDEO
  • 'There's nothing more dangerous than a woman with a child'(OK followup)

    01/04/2012 6:59:19 PM PST · by marktwain · 39 replies
    The Daily Mail Online ^ | 4 January, 2012 | Beth Stebner
    On Christmas Day, 18-year-old Sarah McKinley lost her husband to lung cancer, leaving her the sole caregiver to their three-month-old son. On New Year’s Eve, the Oklahoma mother proved she was anything but defenceless after she shot and killed an intruder breaking into her home. Two men tried breaking into Ms McKinley’s house, one armed with a 12-inch hunting knife. While on the phone with 911, the young mother shot and killed one of the intruders with a 12-gauge shotgun after he passed the threshold. After her husband’s funeral the previous week, a man named Justin Martin stopped by Ms...
  • Blanchard woman shoots and kills intruder(OK)

    01/02/2012 7:11:37 AM PST · by marktwain · 14 replies ^ | 1 January, 2012 | Sarah Stewart
    BLANCHARD, Okla. -- An 18 year old Blanchard woman says she was forced to shoot and kill a man who was breaking into her home Saturday afternoon. Sarah Dawn McKinley was home alone with her three month old son at the time. She says she heard a knock on her door and looked through the peephole to see two men, one of whom she'd met a couple times before. "I saw that it was the same man. He had been here Thursday night and I had a bad feeling then," said McKinley. McKinley says she moved her couch in front...
  • DEA Raids Car Dealership with Alleged Ties to Terrorist Group Hezbollah

    12/18/2011 7:59:04 PM PST · by Nachum · 27 replies
    Fox News ^ | 12/18/11 | Fox News
    Drug Enforcement Administration agents have raided an Oklahoma car dealership that the government suspects may be one of about 30 such businesses in the U.S. involved in funding the terrorist group Hezbollah. DEA agents say the car lot of Ace Auto Leasing in Tulsa is part of a huge network that is selling cars and drugs -- and then using the money to support terrorism against the U.S., reports. During Friday's raid, agents could be seen carryout out filing cabinets and other items. They also questioned employees and took inventory. "They're making big time money and it's going right...
  • Man acquitted in fatal shooting of neighbor in BA(OK)

    12/07/2011 4:00:56 AM PST · by marktwain · 10 replies ^ | 6 December, 2011 | BILL BRAUN
    A Tulsa County jury on Tuesday night acquitted a man of a murder charge in the fatal shooting of a neighbor in Broken Arrow. Jurors found Joshua James Vaughn, 34, not guilty of first-degree murder in the killing of Tommy James Lovell on Feb. 10, 2009. District Judge William Kellough gave jurors the option of reaching a verdict on the lesser charge of first-degree manslaughter. The jury found Vaughn not guilty of that alternative also. First-degree murder in this case carried a possible sentence of life in prison, either with or without the possibility of parole. First-degree manslaughter has a...
  • Nasrallah Comes Out of Hiding, Asks to be Martyred

    12/06/2011 4:11:30 PM PST · by Eleutheria5 · 33 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 6/12/11 | Tzvi ben Gedalyahu
    Hizbullah leader Nasrallah, who stays in hiding so Israel won’t target him, made a rare public appearance Tuesday and asked to be martyred. He showed up in public for the first in more than three years, in the southern suburbs of Beirut Tuesday at a mourning ceremony on Ashura, when Shiite Muslims mark the anniversary of the death of the Prophet Mohammed's grandson Imam Hussein. He remained in a public for only a few minutes but long enough to preach for death in the name of Jihad. “It is the dream of every single one of us to join the...
  • Coates files bill to create Guest Worker Program

    12/05/2011 7:08:16 PM PST · by moonshinner_09 · 17 replies
    The State Column ^ | December 05, 2011 | The State Column
    In an effort to stimulate Oklahoma’s economy and allow the state to be more competitive with out-of-state companies, Sen. Harry Coates filed the Oklahoma Guest Worker Program Act Monday. Senate Bill 995, which is similar to Utah efforts, would allow illegal immigrants to legally work in the state providing a boost to sales and tax revenues. The bill will stop workers from continuing to flee to surrounding states such as Texas as well as attract hundreds of workers back to jobs that are chronically unfilled in the state. “Since the passage of House Bill 1804, we’ve seen a mass exodus...