Oklahoma City, OK 73105
For Immediate Release: May 1, 2014
Sen. Ralph Shortey
Shortey applauds House veto override, encourages
Senate to act
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
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