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Bill to allow guns in Oklahoma courthouses passes House

Discussion in 'Law & Order' started by Poke78, Mar 15, 2017.

  1. Fyrtwuck

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    That may have changed over the years. I can remember thirty years ago that officers were not even allowed to carry in the courtroom. I've seen quite a few take the stand with an empty holster. Years went by and I went to court one day and asked where I needed to store my pistol. The clerk told me " we don't do that anymore, the judges want officers armed." Skeptical, I took the stand with my pistol still in the holster and not a word was said about it.

    Things could have changed back since I retired in 2007. I've been to court as a juror once since then and the testifying officer was wearing his.
     
  2. rawhide

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    Isn't this about elected county officials, not state legislators?
     
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    Sorry, I should have clarified, "under this bill".
     
  4. Poke78

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    I, too, work in a GFZ every day however the legislature did make car storage legal a few years ago. It had been illegal. Your second sentence does not apply here. The proposed legislation only allows elected county officials the ability to carry at the courthouse, not the minions or the peons, i.e. those getting the daily work of the people done and the people paying the taxes who come to petition the government for some favor.
     
  5. rawhide

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    We tend to give up our liberty incrementally. It's realistic to get them back the same way.
     
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    I see what you mean about getting them back incrementally, but it's fundamentally different when you're creating a class of "super-citizens" out of government actors. Remember, it's .gov that takes our liberties; returning those liberties to them, but not us, is a fundamental injustice that does nothing to further the cause of returning freedom to "we the people." If anything, it tends to reinforce the notion that they are our betters, and we should just deal with it.
     
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    QFT!! Well said!! DITTO - especially the final sentence!
     
  8. Jack T.

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    And the "news" article doesn't even have a bill number in it. . .HB1104, if you need to contact your Senator to support/oppose it.

    I let my Senator know I was opposed to this, for the reasons many here already outlined.
     
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    This bill is pure bs. Just shows what the elected officials think of themselves. Feels great being a peon.
     

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