Joe Biden presents gun reform ideas; Oklahoma organizations differ in opinion on whether it’s necessary

Joe Biden presents gun reform ideas; Oklahoma organizations differ in opinion on whether it’s necessary

OKLAHOMA CITY ( KFOR ) – President Joe Biden presented his idea s for gun reform Thursday after a string of high-profile mass shootings in the country. In Oklahoma, the debate rages on between citizens and organizations on whether it’s necessary. “We need to actually have some action happen soon,” said Joshua Harris-Till, a member of Everytown for Gun Safety. “Thoughts and prayers have not done enough to curb gun violence.” “Far as we’re concerned, the president can just go pound sand,” said Don Spencer, president of the Oklahoma Second Amendment Association. “Gun violence in this country is an epidemic,” Biden said in his speech. President Joe Biden announcing gun reform plan. The main points of Biden’s speech included national red flag laws. These laws would allow people to petition courts to stop individuals suffering from a crisis from getting a gun. Also, mentioned was tightened restrictions on stabilizing braces like the one used by the Colorado shooter on a pistol. Another main point was so called “ghost guns.” These are guns that can be bought and put together from kits, which don’t have serial numbers or require a background check to purchase. “No matter how long it takes, we’re going to get this passed,” Biden said. “We’re not going to give up.” Spencer and the Oklahoma Second Amendment Association said they are not interested in the change. Don Spencer “We’re just going to ignore the unconstitutional federal effort to any kind of infringement on our rights,” Spencer said. […]

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