Oklahomans Unite To Rally Against New Gun Laws

Saturday, February 23rd 2013, 10:34 pm
By: News On 6

As the President pushes for stricter gun laws, Second Amendment supporters nationwide gathered in opposition to take part in a "Day of Resistance Rally" on Saturday.

Oklahomans met in Tulsa at LaFortune Park to take part in the event.

After the mass shooting at an elementary school in Connecticut in December, President Barack Obama became vocal about gun laws.

"We're not going to wait until the next Newtown or the next Aurora," Obama said.

After he rolled out a wide-ranging plan to curb gun violence in America, many Oklahomans united to oppose the plan.

"I've been very concerned where our country's going," Oologah's Glenn Martin said.

Glenn Martin and hundreds of others support sheriffs who've said they won't enforce any new gun laws that come out of Washington.

"I support them, as with our military, they take an oath to the Constitution not the government," Martin said.

And Jim Miller says it's not just about the Second Amendment, but about protecting all of Americans' rights.

"We don't believe that there should be any limitation on the amount of defense that a person can have for themselves or their family," Miller said.

The President wants to limit high-capacity magazines, require background checks on all gun purchases and ban certain high-powered weapons.

Tulsa mayoral candidate Bill Christiansen is against the President's proposed legislation.

"I'm here to support the rights of the citizens to bear arms, and anything that would infringe upon that, I would have to say I'm totally against," he said.

Christiansen has concealed-carry permit and said he's worried the President's plan could snowball into something bigger.

"I think there is probably a reasonable place somewhere in between the two extremes, but do I say to you, it's a slippery slope," he said.

Miller said: "When you look at what other countries have done in the past, it starts out with one gun, and then the next thing you know, they take another gun, and eventually they are all disarmed."