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Sensible Vetoes | Blue Oklahoma
Here's part of Gov. Brad Henry's statement about his decision to veto House Bill 3354, legislation that would allow people here to openly carry weapons: I'm a strong supporter of the right to bear arms and have earned an A rating from the NRA, but this measure does nothing to strengthen 2nd Amendment protections. We already allow trained and licensed Oklahomans to protect themselves by carrying concealed handguns, and it doesn't make anyone safer to wear a holster and display that weapon to the rest of the public. On the contrary, it makes it more difficult and dangerous for law enforcement officers to try to sort out the good guys and bad guys when they arrive at a crime scene.