The Oklahoma House has now overridden Governor Mary Fallin’s veto of an NRA bill, the first time in history that a Republican majority has overridden its own governor. The state Senate is reportedly unwilling to follow suit.

House Speaker Jeff Hickman said, “The House of Representatives made the difficult and serious decision to override a Governor’s veto. The decision to take action was made with careful consideration and members ultimately voted to again protect Oklahomans’ Second Amendment rights. I made the Senate and Governor aware of our intent, and I expect our caucus and the House of Representatives to now continue our focus on the very important issues which remain before us prior to the end of this legislative session.”

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  1. Steve Mattern, 30 April, 2014

    What exactly is the bill about?

  2. Edmond Voter, 30 April, 2014

    I believe the bill that the House voted to override is … (as stated in the press release from the OK2A – Oklahoma 2nd Amendment Association that is another article on this site):

    “This bill would require chief law enforcement officers (Sheriffs) to perform background checks on NFA applications for full-autos, silencers, etc. This is in response to the President’s illegal rewriting of federal law concerning procedures for acquiring these items. Their reason for vetoing this bill? The state cannot regulate a federal agency. Huh? Tell me how this bill regulates a federal agency. It regulates Chief Law Enforcement Officers in Oklahoma. The reality is by vetoing this bill, Governor Fallin has given the President exactly what he wants.”

    It’s a BIG Mistake for the Senate to ignore the abuse of power that Mary is using and they should at the least take it up to see if enough members are willing to vote to override the veto. The Senators should decide, not the Senate leader (Bingman).

  3. The Logician, 01 May, 2014

    The House needs to worry less about guns and more about the crumbling building. If this bill by Rep. Turner is any indication of how he will legislate if elected to Congress, then he is not qualified to fill that seat. #Jolley2014

  4. sky, 01 May, 2014

    Are you kidding me? Gov. Fallin is trying to shake up this do nothing house…The GOP in the house needs to get important stuff done!!

  5. Edmond Voter, 01 May, 2014

    Thankfully the House is not caving in to Mary and her demands to issue bonds to fix the building. They continue to give reasonable suggestions that will not cost more in interest to the taxpayers. The House Republicans are the adults in this mix and are working very hard to pay for the state’s needs while not increasing debt. Wow, what a concept!!!!!

    So why is she continuing to push for this type of funding for the repairs instead of just starting the job and paying as we go. She’s been fussing about the capitol building for 3 years but won’t start the work unless it’s paid by borrowing money! My question is WHO is Mary trying to pay back with a pricey payoff for issuing bonds? They aren’t done for free!!!! Or is it that the cost will be extraordinarily more than the estimates (that’s usually the case) and once the work is done and the money runs out, she’ll push for more bonds.

    I am grateful for the sanity that the House is showing by continuing to work to spend wisely to meet all of the state’s needs… and not pile more debt on the taxpayers of today…or the next generation.

  6. Vernon Woods, 02 May, 2014

    Edmond Voter, considering your, and others posting here, knee-jerk rejections of any debt, you might benefit from a reading of the latest State Treasurer’s report posted earlier in the site. Miller makes a lot of sense when discussing the capitol problems, and other issues. He may even change my mind about that hill south of town.

    And your suggestion to just start work on fixing the capitol with a pay-as-you-go plan sounds a lot like the half-assed plan utilized to start building that hill south of town years ago. Fool me once, shame on you – fool me twice, shame on me.

  7. The Logician, 02 May, 2014

    ^^ What Vernon said

  8. Steve Dickson, 02 May, 2014

    You people are missing something here. The GOP was put in charge to reduce the size and reach of the government built by decades of democrats. Many of us are 100% opposed to any debts for any reason. We will move heaven and earth to stop ALL bond issues, and ALL expansions of government.

    Get used to it. Our numbers are growing, and we are more organized by the day.

    Limited government. Maximum Liberty.


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