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Mother of Oklahoma homicide victim opposes open carry

By KEN MILLER Published: May 16, 2012
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EDMOND (AP) — The mother of an Oklahoma homicide victim and a self-described gun rights advocate say they oppose a new state law that allows the open carry of firearms.

Oklahoma City resident Sharron Rogers — whose son was shot to death in a 2002 attempted carjacking — said Wednesday that she considers the law a step backward. Rogers said she wants lawmakers to focus on supporting families and helping teach children right from wrong.

Anadarko resident Steve Williams, who describes himself as an avid hunter, gun owner and gun rights advocate, said he doesn't believe a firearms training course required by the law is enough to prepare people to openly carry a weapon.

Gov. Mary Fallin signed the bill into law on Tuesday. It goes into effect Nov. 1.


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