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In the beginning, some people thought a wave of shootings by license holders would occur, but those fears have proved to be unfounded, Brown said.
Former state Sen. Frank Shurden, who sponsored the bill that led to the law, said he had tried to get the bill through the Legislature for several years but that fears of more shootings and of a more dangerous work environment for law enforcement officers held it back.
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fears of more shootings and of a more dangerous work environment for law enforcement officers held it back.
I wonder how many police officers have been killed by license holders in the last 10 years. It would be great to go back and interview the legislators who held this position and ask that question.
 

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Malum Prohibitum said:
fears of more shootings and of a more dangerous work environment for law enforcement officers held it back.
I wonder how many police officers have been killed by license holders in the last 10 years. It would be great to go back and interview the legislators who held this position and ask that question.
Simply because it hasn't happened yet doesn't mean it won't happen... What this country needs is more gun laws, not more people allowed to carry guns. We've just been lucky so far.

We should all send money to Sarah Brady and help her put a stop to this madness... before it's too late! :evil:
 

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"They didn't have confidence in law-abiding citizens like I did, but they do now," said Shurden, a Democrat from Henryetta. "They claimed that every fender bender would be a shootout."

Shurden said he is pleased with the law's results more than 10 years after it went into effect.

"They (license holders) have to be good, upstanding people. That's one reason it worked so well," he said.

"I've always been of the opinion that when good, law-abiding citizens are armed, we're all safer. I'm real satisfied with the way the law is working."
Did this actually come out of a Democrat! They really do exist! Man maybe it can rub off on a few more!
 

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Malum Prohibitum said:
fears of more shootings and of a more dangerous work environment for law enforcement officers held it back.
I wonder how many police officers have been killed by license holders in the last 10 years. It would be great to go back and interview the legislators who held this position and ask that question.
It'd also be interesting to see that number broken down into good/bad shoots. And then maybe next to a number of forcible felonies committed by cops during that same period.
 
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