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Oklahoma State Senate
Communications Division
State Capitol
Oklahoma City, OK 73105

For Immediate Release: May 1, 2014

Sen. Ralph Shortey
Sen. Ralph Shortey

Shortey applauds House veto override, encourages Senate to act

Sen. Ralph Shortey today said the House of Representatives sent a message that they are serious about protecting the Second Amendment rights of Oklahomans by overriding the governor’s veto of House Bill 2461.

“The House of Representatives has let the people of Oklahoma know they take the Second Amendment seriously, and will protect those rights from any infringement,” said Shortey, R-Oklahoma City. “I applaud their decision, and encourage my colleagues to support an override of the governor’s veto in the Senate. I disagree with the governor’s assertion that this legislation serves no significant interest to the citizens of Oklahoma. Protecting our fundamental right to keep and bear arms should be a cornerstone of conservative leadership and is a matter of tremendous importance to Oklahomans.”

The House on Wednesday voted 86-3 to override the governor’s veto of the bill. The measure would require law enforcement officials to sign applications to transfer federally regulated firearms within 15 days, provided the recipient is legally entitled to possess them.

For more information, contact:
Sen. Shortey: (405) 521-5557

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