Oklahoma Sheriffs Walk Out Of State Capitol Meeting When Ordered to Disarm

March 17, 2014 12:13 pmViews: 4924

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The anti-gun agenda has gone so far, even in rural Oklahoma, that state legislators are demanding even law enforcement officials be disarmed in certain cases. When a group of Oklahoma state sheriffs met at the state capitol to talk with lawmakers and lobby for their concerns, they were asked to remove their weapons or leave the building. So they left.

No, we're not kidding.

Everyone knows who the county sheriffs are at the OK state capitol. These are certified law enforcement officials and because some anti-gun state senator doesn't like the sight of guns, men and women who protect us from the bad guys are asked to disarm.

I wonder what the offended senator would think if some day he needs an armed police officer and no one shows up because guns are such a bad thing.

The last thing a state legislator should be doing is ticking off the very people who protect them.

Another account of this story from a local Oklahoma newspaper says that some of the Sheriffs stayed at the capitol.

Read more below from The Blaze:

Wagoner County Sheriff Bob Colbert traveled to Oklahoma City, the state’s capitol, earlier this week with 40 other sheriffs from around the state like they do every year — to meet with politicians and lobby.

Everything was going fine in the state capitol building on Tuesday. More than that, “everybody in that building knew who we were,” Colbert told KTUL-TV in Tulsa.

“One of the senators, who they wouldn’t tell us, complained because we were armed in the building,” Colbert added to the station.

Then he said the sheriffs were given a choice — disarm or leave.

“So we all packed up and left,” Colbert told KTUL.

Colbert said he doesn’t know which senator complained, but he has his own beefs about the treatment he and his associates received.

“We’re the people that protect these people,” he told KTUL.

In addition, Colbert said politicians should be more concerned about improving state business than law enforcement officers who happen to be carrying guns.

“If the state troopers are satisfied that we’re OK in that building,” he told KTUL, “I’m pretty sure that the legislators should have something else to worry about such as the economy or something.”

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