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Monday, March 27, 2017

Judge Rules Suit Against FBI Can Proceed

A federal judge has ruled that a lawsuit against the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) over the background check on convicted mass murderer Dylan Roof can proceed. 

According to a report at upi.com, U.S. District Judge Richard Gergel noted, “The FBI apparently gave up its attempt to learn about Roof's purportedly felonious drug arrest, and it took no action to prevent Roof from being allowed to purchase a handgun. The FBI cast aside the case, leaving it in a ‘Delayed’ status, and so, on April 16, 2015, Roof was permitted to purchase his Glock.”

Roof was convicted in December of 33 hate-related crimes from an attack on an African-American church where he killed nine people. The plaintiffs claim the FBI failed to manage its own database or perform a proper background check on Roof when he purchased the handgun and applied for a background check, adding that a prior arrest—for possession of medication without a prescription—should have eliminated him from purchasing the weapon.


Armed Pennsylvania Man Stops Intruder

A Philadelphia, Pa., man who was being attacked by a home intruder used his gun to put an end to the dangerous situation early Friday morning.

According to a report at Philly.com, local police said a would-be robber forced his way into a home by pointing a gun at the resident when he was trying to leave and ordering him back inside. Once back in the home, the robbery suspect held the man and another at gunpoint and demanded money and jewelry.

During a scuffle, the resident managed to get to his own gun and ordered the intruder to stop. When the would-be robber pointed his gun at the man, he shot him in the head.

The wounded intruder was taken to a nearby hospital, where he was listed in critical condition.


Oklahoma House Passes Several Pro-Gun Measures

The Oklahoma House of Representatives passed several pro-gun measures last week, all of which now move over to the state Senate for consideration.

House Bill 1721 would end the state’s prohibition on the carry of firearms on public buses. Current law discriminates against those who choose to use public transportation to travel and prohibits them from being to carry a firearm for self-defense. 

Additionally, House Bill 2323 would allow anyone who is 21 years of age or older to carry a pistol in a vehicle without the requirement of having to obtain a handgun license. And House Bill 2322 provides positive reforms to Oklahoma’s current state preemption laws and makes technical changes to better clarify the intent of the law.

Use Your Power!

Oklahoma gun owners are encouraged to contact their state senator and urge him or her to support HB 1721, HB 2323 and HB 2322. Contact them by clicking here.

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