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Lifesaver: State shooting blanks with gun buyer check

Oklahoman Published: March 21, 2013
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The Oklahoma Association of Chiefs of Police supports the proposed new law, which provides an avenue for a person to apply for reinstatement. The association's president, Norman McNickle of Stillwater, says the reason for the support is simple: “We just think those records are important to keep guns out of the hands of people who aren't supposed to have them.”

The Sandy Hook school shooting in December may be providing momentum for this bill, but a change has been needed in Oklahoma for some time. HB 1240 needs to make it to the governor's desk, where it should quickly checked and signed.

by The Oklahoman Editorial Board
The Oklahoman Editorial Board consists of Gary Pierson, President and CEO of The Oklahoma Publishing Company; Christopher P. Reen, president and publisher of The Oklahoman; Kelly Dyer Fry, editor and vice president of news; Christy Gaylord...
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