Tulsa Oklahoma Parks Soon-To-Be Gun Friendly

State law in Oklahoma says that guns are allowed in parks, it is city ordinance that prohibits them. Currently, parks in Tulsa are ‘gun-free zones’ which will change very soon according the Mayor Breicha.

“City of Tulsa we do not desire to have stricter gun restrictions than what state law allows,” said Jarred Brejcha, of Mayor Bartlett’s administration.

 

Here is the link to the original news story from KTUL:

http://www.ktul.com/story/25346638/tulsa-to-allow-guns-in-parks?autoStart=true&topVideoCatNo=default&clipId=10095135

As usual, a lot of people are uncomfortable with the idea that guns will be permitted around their children. You see and hear comments like:

“Bad, bad idea, and bad law for sure,” said Tulsa city councilor Jack Henderson. He says parks aren’t the place for pistols.

“Parks is about kids having fun,” he said.

 

“I don’t think guns need to be in parks,” said Catherine Cresson.

“Who the hell needs a gun in a park?” asked Daniel Akers.

“Enough can go wrong when you have little kids in a park so I don’t really see a point in adding one more potential hazard,” said Craig Immel.

“I definitely don’t think it’s a place where you would need a gun,” said Justin Vinson.

 

“Who’s gonna take the blame if our child get, if they get shot?” asked Julia Lee Stokes. She is set to have a baby this September and was at the park today with her niece.

 

“The bullet has no name on it. So somebody could be shooting somebody to protect their self, but it could hit one of our children, and then who’s at fault then? Right. So is it gonna be the city’s fault? Are they gonna take blame for our children dying because of a stray bullet?” she asked.

For the average Joe, these comments seem like real concerns. But to say that “parks are for fun, not for guns” is completely ignorant in the sense that they’re assuming bad things never happen in parks. I can recall several experiences that happened in my own cities of residence.

Georgetown, TX- Rachel Cook was kidnapped while running through a park. It’s been over 10 years and her body has never been found.

Stephenville, TX- My first year of college, I attended Tarleton State University. Our city was on lock-down after 3 girls were raped and beheaded in the park. There was also an incident where a man walked up to a random woman watching her son play and stabbed her.

Need more? Ok, well here you go:

http://www.nationalparkstraveler.com/2008/03/violent-deaths-national-parks

http://www.nydailynews.com/news/justice-story/justice-story-twisted-trail-yosemite-murders-leads-resort-handyman-article-1.1168927

http://www.wtsp.com/story/news/crime/2014/04/20/2-dead-in-shooting-at-tampa-park/7944067/

So much for not needing a gun. Not to mention, gun owners who actually spend time to learn how to properly handle a fire arm know their target and what is behind it, so a ‘stray bullet’ hitting a child would not be the issue that everyone makes it out to be. Either way, I guess gun-control advocates will be opposed to gun freedom no matter what we decide.

To conclude my little article here, I would like to add that comparing current gun freedom laws to the Wild West makes you look extremely uniformed. I mean seriously, is that the best response you have? Like this guy..

“Go back to the saloon days, that’s right, ride horses, that’s what people think of Oklahoma anyway,” said Henderson.

 

 What an intelligent guy! You TOTALLY changed my view on guns.

Colorado Students Go On Field Trip To A Gun Range

School officials in Pueblo County Colorado went against the grain with the ever so popular anti-gun trend and took their middle school students on a field trip to a local shooting range.

Project Appleseed was brought in to interact with the students and instruct them on the importance of gun safety and proper handling. All of the middle school students who attended the field trip were able to take a shot at a target with live ammunition. After all, hands-on learning has proven to be most effective right?

After getting permission from the county sheriff’s office and the parents, the field trip was scheduled a week after the students learned about the Revolutionary War. Jonah Statezny was interviewed by the area’s local news channel, KRDO-13 where he expressed his enthusiasm for the ‘not-so-ordinary’ school trip.

I’m very excited, today we’re going to come out here on the gun range and shoot a little bit. The past week we’ve learned about the revolutionary war… I think everyone should learn how to use a gun but learn how to use it properly, and the precautions you’re supposed to take and how serious a gun really is.

Let me just say, I think this is an AMAZING step forward for gun owners. Incorporating gun safety into school curriculum can help kids understand a gun’s full potential. So many teens think that guns are a toy and don’t realize the damage they can do if not handled properly. Accidents can and will be prevented as long as people continue to take a stand and educate everyone in gun safety and proper firearm use.

I applaud you Pueblo County. You have my full support. Heck, I wish I would have gotten this opportunity as a kid!