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Oklahoma lawmaker loses new bid for legislators to carry handguns anywhere

Legislator said lawmakers receive threats from the public and need to be able to protect themselves when speaking in public buildings, which don’t allow firearms.

BY MICHAEL MCNUTT Published: May 23, 2012

Oklahoma legislators need to have the ability to carry handguns to defend themselves from angry constituents and others who might carry out death threats and turn public meetings into killing fields, a House member said Tuesday.

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