Your Views Sunday, March 10

Your Views Sunday, March 10

Legislature should reject these two bills Oklahomans do not support puppy mills. That’s why we asked our state senator and representative to oppose House Bill 2149 and Senate Bill 950. These anti-animal welfare bills pretend to protect pets, but actually they are sponsored by puppy mill breeders (who rarely pay taxes). These profiteers want to stop Oklahoma cities and counties from passing ordinances to stop them from selling their abused and over-bred “products” in our pet stores. If we believe in local government, we should let citizens work with their cities and counties to pass ordinances that restrict the sale of inhumanely bred pets for profit. We don’t want more unwanted or disabled puppy mill animals getting dumped in overcrowded taxpayer-funded animal shelters or abandoned on country roads to starve or get shot by frustrated homeowners. Ask your legislators to vote no on HB 2149 and SB 950. Tim Wagner, Yukon A tried-and-true way to reduce gun crime Gun ban extremists in Congress are hard at work cooking up a dish of punitive measures aimed at stripping law-abiding citizens of their rights under the Second Amendment. Their plans include, but are not limited to, a ban on all semi-automatic firearms, national gun registration and licensing, huge taxes on gun purchases and background checks for buying ammunition. These measures combined do nothing except provide a safe haven for criminals who abuse the right of firearm ownership. There is, though, one tried-and-true method of reducing gun crime that has been proven […]

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