The National Rifle Association is speaking out in support of President-elect Donald Trump’s selection of Congressman Ryan Zinke—an avid hunter and former Navy SEAL—to head the U.S. Department of the Interior.
“On behalf of our 5 million members, we commend President-Elect Donald Trump for nominating Congressman Ryan Zinke of Montana to be our next Secretary of the Interior,” said Chris W. Cox, executive director of NRA’s Institute for Legislative Action. “The sportsmen and women of this nation have long waited for an Interior Secretary who understands the need to preserve America’s outdoor heritage for generations to come. Ryan Zinke will champion those traditions with the devotion of a true outdoorsman while serving as our next Secretary of the Interior.”
During his tenure in the U.S. House of Representatives, Zinke, a lifelong hunter, has served on the Natural Resources Committee, as well as the Armed Services Committee.
OK State Sen. Wants To Drive Down Cost Of Carry Permits
Fearing that the cost of obtaining a Right-to-Carry permit could keep some law-abiding Oklahomans from being able to afford it, one state senator is pushing to reduce the cost.
State Sen. Josh Brecheen wants to reduce the costs from both the Oklahoma State Bureau of Investigation and from local sheriff’s offices. He’s proposing a reduction of the $100 for a new license and $85 for a re-licensing fee to $25 each.
"It's an attempt to make sure cost isn't keeping someone from the right to bear arms in accordance to the law," Sen. Brecheen told kfor.com.
Throw in the costs of a concealed carry course, and the total cost to get a carry permit in the state is close to $200.
Uber Driver Fights Off Armed Robber
A Florida Uber driver who was licensed to carry a concealed firearm used his gun to protect himself and a passenger from an armed robbery.
According to local media reports, a van cut off the Miami Uber driver on the William Lehman Causeway on Sunday morning. After coming to a stop, a man jumped out of the Dodge with two handguns drawn in an attempt to rob the Uber driver.
The Uber driver, who has not been identified by police, had his own gun and shot the robber, who died on the scene.
The person who was in the passenger seat of the van jumped into the driver’s seat and fled the scene. Police said the Uber driver had a permit to carry his gun and is not expected to face charges.