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Oklahoma lawmakers respond to gun proposals

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Lawmakers from Oklahoma are responding to the president's gun proposals.

Fourth District Congressman Tom Cole says he opposes the ban on assault rifles.  He released this statement: "I represent tens of thousands of responsible gun owners who safely use guns for hunting and protection, and restricting their freedom is not the solution to gun violence."

Senators Tom Coburn and Jim Inhofe agree but say they do say they support the president's right to examine what can be done to prevent such tragedies.

Inhofe says he supports many of what he called the president's quote "common sense" executive orders, including gun crisis training for schools and law enforcement.  However, he says an assault weapons ban will have no meaningful effect on gun violence. 

In a statement Sen. Inhofe said, "Statistics demonstrate that a ban on particular weapons will not significantly decrease crime. Such a ban will, however, significantly decrease our rights guaranteed by the Constitution."

 

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