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Tulsa Mayor Remains Silent on Effort to Repeal Constitutional Carry via Referendum

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After Oklahoma City Mayor David Holt made an announcement on Twitter that he signed a referendum petition to repeal the Constitutional Carry law passed by the Legislature earlier this year, Tulsa Mayor G.T. Bynum has remained silent on the issue.

The Tulsa World reports that they did not receive a response from Bynum after they reached out to him on Thursday, August 22, 2019.

Bynum posted a message on his Facebook page later in the afternoon stating that “some things don’t fit in sound bites.”

The Tulsa mayor claims that he ran for mayor promising to bring the city together to confront its biggest challenges.

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Bynum wrote, “So if you are in a job like mine, you focus on the things you can really make a difference on — and you bring together people who otherwise disagree on the other stuff to fix those things within your purview.” He added, “You sacrifice your right to express your opinion on every issue in service to the job you’ve been given.”

The Tulsa mayor is well aware that some of his friends get frustrated by how he doesn’t comment on national politics, add his name group letters to the U.S. Senate or “jump into the fray on state initiative petitions.”

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“As a citizen, you should feel free to do all of these things,” Bynum declared. “As a citizen, I have opinions on all of them too. But as mayor, I have a responsibility to pull our city together so we can move it forward.”

The previous week, Bynum said that he did not sign a U.S. Conference of Mayors letter to the U.S. Senate calling for immediate legislative action on gun control because he does not sign group letters..

In a tweet on Wednesday, August 21, 2019 , Holt did not express his position on Constitutional Carry but threw his support behind the referendum petition to repeal it.

The Oklahoma Supreme court recently weighed in on the Oklahoma Constitutional Carry repeal petition. It declared that the petition organizers such as Democratic State Representative Jason Lowe must now count the number of petitions that they submitted to the Oklahoma Secretary of State.

For this petition to be put on the ballot, they need slightly under 60,000 petition signatures.

A repeal of Constitutional Carry would set Oklahoma back in terms of its overall gun policies. It is already ranked among the most pro-gun states according to Guns & Ammo magazine, which puts it in 6th place for best states for gun owners.

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Merrick Garland Suggests that Getting Rid of Lawsuit Protections is Not a Second Amendment Violation

Garland as AG will be a disaster for the right to bear arms.

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If Merrick Garland is nominated as Attorney General, the Second Amendment is in big trouble.

Based on his comments at a Senate hearing on February 22, 2021, Garland made a suggestion that the repeal of lawsuit protections for gun manufacturers is not unconstitutional. 

AWR Hawkins of Breitbart News reminded his readers that President Joe Biden campaigned on a platform of repealing the Protection of Lawful Commerce in Arms Act (PLCAA), which shielded lawful gun manufacturers from lawsuits.

In a previous Breitbart News report, Biden spoke at an MSNBC forum in 2019 alongside gun control organizations such as March for Our Lives where he expressed his support for gun manufacturers to be subject to lawsuits.

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At the speech, Biden suggested that the PLCC be repealed. He declared, “No other outfit in history has gotten this kind of protection” and asserted that the legal actions would bring about “change overnight.”

In a subsequent occasion on February 7, 2020, Breitbart News covered Biden’s remarks to a New Hampshire crowd, in which he stated that it was a “mistake” to shield firearms manufacturers from lawsuits. He continued, “The first thing I’m going to do as president is work to get rid of that.” 

Later that month, Breitbart News recalled how Biden called out gun manufacturers at a South Carolina rally and boasted, “I’m going to take you down.”

According to a report by The Salt Lake Tribune, Utah Senator Mike Lee asked Garland about his views on removing protections for gun manufacturers. Garland responded, “I have not thought myself deeply about this. I don’t think it raises a Second Amendment issue.”

When he was questioned if he is in favor of Biden’s plans to ban so-called “assault weapons”, Garland responded, “Where there is room under the law for the president’s policies to be pursued, then I think the president is entitled to pursue them.”

Biden’s track record as a gun control proponent is well-documented. From his support of gun-free zones at schools to the 1994 Assault Weapons Ban, Biden is Gun Control Inc.’s guy. With Democrats in control of the House and the Senate, there will most certainly be attempts to ram gun control down our throats. If they can’t beat us legislatively, they will most certainly use the courts to undermine the Second Amendment. Pro-gun organizations should be ready to lawyer up and use whatever means possible to keep courts from destroying our rights.

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