Oklahoma

Permitless gun carry in Oklahoma takes effect

A “constitutional carry” gun law in Oklahoma took effect Friday. Also known as permitless carry, the law lets some Oklahomans carry a firearm in public without a license. Most Oklahomans 21 and older can now carry concealed or unconcealed firearms without having gone through a background check or training requirements, with exceptions for those illegally in the country or who have been convicted of certain crimes. Firearms are still prohibited in public buildings, bars, casinos and schools, and at professional sporting events. Oklahoma’s Supreme Court and a county judge this week rejected Oklahoma City Democratic Rep. Jason Lowe’s requests to hold off on the law. Lowe had introduced a petition in August following the mass shootings in El Paso, Texas, and Dayton, Ohio. The petition would have stopped the law from taking effect and made it a 2020 ballot question, had it been successful. The Oklahoma Second Amendment Association filed a protest against the petition that rendered its signatures invalid. Republican Gov. Kevin Stitt signed the bill into law in February. “As I traveled all over the state to all 77 counties, I heard from Oklahomans all over that they wanted us to protect their right to bear arms,” Stitt said at the time. There are at least 14 states that have some version of a permitless carry law, according to the National Rifle Association (NRA).

Some other states that do this include, Arizona, Arkansas, Idaho, Wyoming, Missouri, Alaska, Kansas, and North Dakota.  Congrats to the great state of Oklahoma for enacting this constitutionally-sound law, and joining these other states that are strong supporters of our Second Amendment rights!  Our founders would be proud!    🙂

Homeowner’s son shoots, kills three would-be burglars

Three would-be robbers were shot and killed Monday when an Oklahoma homeowner’s son opened fire on them with an AR-15, authorities said. Wagoner County sheriff’s deputies were called to the home in Broken Arrow, southeast of Tulsa at around 12:30 p.m. local time. When they arrived, they found the three dead suspects and two uninjured residents. Sheriff’s spokesman Deputy Nick Mahoney said the suspects enetered the home through a glass back door with the intent to burglarize it. It was not immediately clear why they picked that home. Mahoney said the suspects encountered the homeowner’s 19-year-old son, who opened fire after an exchange of words. Two of the suspects died in the home’s kitchen while a third was found in the driveway. It was not immediately clear whether the suspects were armed, but Mahoney said the preliminary investigation indicated the shootings were in self-defense. The homeowner’s son volunteered to give a statement at the sheriff’s office. This is very, very unusual for us [in Wagoner County],” Mahoney told the Tulsa World. “It’s not something we’re used to.”

And the 21 year old female getaway driver just turned herself in…  Wow..  THIS is why you should have a firearm for self-defense.

Oklahoma high schooler records teacher’s racism lecture: ‘To be white is to be racist, period’

A Norman North High School teacher is instructing students that “to be white is to be racist, period.” A student at the school who did not want to be identified recently used her cell phone to record a classroom lecture at Norman North High School in which her teacher, who also is not identified, explained how to “heal the racial divide,” KFOR reports. The girl alerted her parents to her teacher’s troubling comments and they in turn contacted district officials to demand answers. The lecture began with a video about the “Mistreatment of Native Americans” that prompted the student to record the lesson and ended with the teacher’s lecture about racism. In the video, a man “pulls out this globe with a bottle of white out and marks over a country or a piece of country and puts his name on it,” the student said. “So he was basically comparing what he had done to the globe to what we did to America,” she said. When her teacher laid out his theories of racism afterwards, the student said she was stunned. “To be white is to be racist, period,” the teacher said in the recording. “Am I racist? I say yea. I don’t want to be. It’s not like choose to be racist, but do I do things because of the way I was raised?” The student was naturally offended by her teacher labeling her a racist. “Half of my family is Hispanic so I just felt like, you know, him calling me a racist just because I’m white … I mean, where’s your proof in that,” the girl said. “I felt like he was encouraging people to kind of pick on people for being white.” Her father wasn’t impressed, either, and he contacted school officials and the media to alert them about the situation. “Why is it okay to demonize one race to children that you are supposed to be teaching a curriculum to?” he asked KFOR. The family posed that question to the school district, which claims the lecture was simply sharing one of several “perspectives” on racism. The student thinks many of her classmates took the lecture as fact, and the teacher should make it clear that’s not the case. “You start telling someone something over and over again that’s an opinion and they start taking it as fact,” the student told the news site. “So I wanted him to apologize and make it obvious and apparent to everyone that was his opinion.” Norman Public Schools Superintendent Joe Siano offered a statement to the news site that blamed the teacher, but did not offer any details on what, if any, disciplinary action the teacher would face. “Racism is an important topic that we discuss I our schools. While discussing a variety of philosophical perspectives on culture, race and ethics, a teacher was attempting to convey to students in an elective philosophy course a perspective that had been shared at a university lecture he had attended,” the statement read. “We regret that the discussion was poorly handled. When the district was notified of this concern it was immediately addressed. We are committed to ensuring inclusiveness in our schools.” KFOR attempted to contact the teacher, but was unsuccessful.

Of course they were “unsuccessful.”  This tool of a teacher got caught, and is hiding from the media.  Kudos to this girl and her father for fighting back, and not accepting this politically correct, liberal, inherently (and ironically) racist, agenda-driven crap.

Starnes: Why does this water tower anger atheists?

The city council in Broken Arrow, Oklahoma was in a bit of a pickle. The city was in the middle of a growth spurt and needed high ground to build a one-million gallon water tower. But the property they needed was owned by the First Baptist Church. So they made a deal with Pastor Nick Garland and the congregation. “We donated the land and the easements for the tower,” Pastor Garland told me. “In kind, they said they would paint our name on the water tower.” It was a fair trade – all on the up and up. “Our people are very generous,” he said, referring to his congregation. “We want to be good citizens as well as good Christian folks representing the kingdom of God.” And Baptists are mighty partial to water. “We’re in the business of talking about Living Water and this (deal) provided water for a community and water for our church and water for a whole new area of the city to develop,” the pastor said. But it turns out – a gaggle of perpetually offended atheists, agnostics and free-thinkers from Wisconsin took issue with the deal. The Freedom From Religion Foundation fired off a sinister letter to the city – warning that the inclusion of the church’s name on the water tower violates federal law. “At some point that name is going to have to come off the water tower,” attorney Andrew Seidel told television station KTUL. “The water tower is in fact, government owned, and on government land. And as such, it can’t be advertising for any religion.” Seidel accused the city of promoting the Baptist religion. “The Supreme Court has spoken very clearly on this, and it has said the government can’t promote one religion or church over another, or religion over non-religion,” he told the television station. Well, the good people of Broken Arrow don’t appreciate a bunch of out-of-town atheists causing trouble. And the city’s attorney politely told the Freedom From Religion Foundation that the church’s name is going to stay on the water tower. “It wasn’t intended to endorse any sort of religion; it was simply to recognize them for the land contribution. It was a contract,” City Attorney Beth Anne Wilkening told television station KOTV. Pastor Garland told me the church is grateful for the way the city has handled the controversy. “They stood up for us – against the Freedom From Religion Foundation,” he said. “They have been very gracious to us.” Lord knows those silly atheists don’t have the good sense God gave a goose. They probably think the city’s tap water has turned into holy water since the tower is on church property. “Buddy, if it did, we’d have a lot of conversions down in the valley. I’m telling ya,” the good-natured parson said with a chuckle. Nor is the tower filled with Communion wine. That wouldn’t be appropriate for a Baptist church. We take our Communion before fermentation sets in – preferably Welch’s. The pastor assured me the city’s tower is filled with old-fashioned tap water – nothing more, nothing less. “It’s just plain water in a tower that has [the word] Baptist on the side of it,” Pastor Garland said. And the water tower has unintentionally given First Baptist Church bragging rights in the Sooner State. “We claim it’s the largest baptistery in the state,” the pastor said with a great big grin. That’s a joke, Mr. Seidel. Tell your attorneys to stand down. It’s only a joke. -Todd Starnes is host of Fox News & Commentary, heard on hundreds of radio stations. His latest book is “God Less America: Real Stories From the Front Lines of the Attack on Traditional Values.” Follow Todd on Twitter@ToddStarnes and find him on Facebook

Black Muslim man sues ‘Muslim-free’ gun range for refusing him service

A U.S. Army reservist from Tulsa asked to leave a gun range in eastern Oklahoma after identifying himself as a Muslim sued the owners Wednesday, the latest in a series of cases across the nation alleging anti-Islamic discrimination. The lawsuit on behalf of 29-year-old Raja’ee Fatihah, an employee with the Oklahoma Department of Human Services, was filed in U.S. District Court in Muskogee against the owners of Save Yourself Survival and Tactical Gun Range in the small town of Oktaha. A sign posted on the business declared the range a “Muslim-free” establishment, and is similar to signs that have been placed at businesses in Florida, Arkansas, Kentucky and New York, said Brady Henderson, legal director the Oklahoma chapter of the American Civil Liberties Union, which filed the suit. “Whether the sign in question says ‘no Muslims’ or whether it says ‘no coloreds’ or whether it says ‘no women’ or ‘no Christians’ or ‘no Buddhists’ … it is just as un-American and fundamentally it is just as wrong,” Henderson said. Fatihah, who is a board member with the Muslim advocacy group Council on American-Islamic Relations’ Oklahoma chapter, said he went to the gun range after learning about the sign. He said the owners of the store were pleasant and welcoming until he told them he was Muslim. “At that point, they started treating me with suspicion,” Fatihah said. A similar lawsuit was filed by CAIR last year against a gun shop in Florida, but that case was dismissed by a federal judge who determined CAIR could not prove its members were harmed by the store’s Muslim-free policy, Henderson said. Robert Muise, with the American Freedom Law Center, represented the Florida gun shop owner and now is working for Chad Neal, the owner of the Oklahoma gun range. Muise said Fatihah was denied service because he was belligerent, not because of his religion, and that the sign declaring the shop a “Muslim-free” business is protected free speech. “The only thing the law prohibits is if somebody denies services strictly on the basis of religion, and that didn’t happen here,” Muise said. Fatihah denies that he acted belligerently.

So… who do you believe?  Well, sometimes a picture is worth a thousand words..  Click on the text above to see this guy.  If you were a gun shop owner, and this guy walked in  (and c’mon, he CLEARLY was looking for a confrontation, and almost admitted as much), and he said he was a Muslim…how would you feel?  Exactly…

Confederate flags greet Obama in Oklahoma

President Obama was greeted by people waving Confederate flags when he arrived in Oklahoma City on Wednesday night. Several dozen people stood on the sidewalk as the presidential motorcade arrived at hotel where Obama was staying. About 10 people were waving Confederate battle flags.

Hahaha!!! How great is that?!? To read “the rest of the story,” click on the text above. Excellent!!! 🙂

‘Bored’ Oklahoma black teen thug gets life in prison for killing white Australian baseball player

An Oklahoma teen who police said shot and killed an Australian baseball player because he and his friends were bored was sentenced to life in prison Tuesday. District Court judge Ken Graham handed down the punishment to 18-year-old Chancey Allen Luna after a Stephens County jury had convicted Luna of first-degree murder in the August 2013 shooting death of 22-year-old Christopher Lane. Luna was tried as an adult, making him eligible for the punishment of a life sentence. According to the Oklahoman newspaper, Luna told the probation officer who prepared a presentencing report that he had been involved in the Crips street gang for three years before the shooting. The paper reported that “Crips For Life” was written on the back of the clothes he wore to sentencing. Authorities say Lane was shot in the back while he was jogging in Duncan. Luna’s defense attorney had acknowledged that Luna fired the fatal shot from a passing car that he was riding in, but during closing arguments, he repeatedly noted that Luna was 16 at the time and said 16-year-olds “take stupid, senseless, thoughtless actions.”

No, counselor. You cannot excuse this kind of evil. When you’re 16 years old you know the difference between basic right and wrong. You KNOW that killing is wrong. Chancey is a low-life, animal. It was absolutely he be tried as an adult. And, he should be glad he didn’t get the penalty he really deserved; the death penalty.