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Governor is wary about open carry, immigration

Governor is wary about open carry, immigration

Tulsa World

By BARBARA HOBEROCK World Capitol Bureau

Published: 5/8/2010 2:24 AM
Last Modified: 5/8/2010 8:44 AM

OKLAHOMA CITY
— Gov. Brad Henry said Friday that he has concerns about an open-carry gun bill sent to him for consideration and that the state shouldn't follow Arizona's lead in attempting to crack down on illegal immigration.

Last week, the House sent Henry House Bill 3354 by Rep. Rex Duncan, R-Sand Springs. The measure would allow people with concealed-carry permits to carry their weapons openly.

"This legislation should actually reduce the chance of violence," Duncan said after the measure passed the House by a 74-24 vote. "A criminal is far less likely to attack once he sees a citizen is armed."

Henry said he hasn't had time to review the measure and is unsure whether he will sign it... FULL ARTICLE


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