Cox: Standards should be uniform across nation
Thanks to the hard work of National Rifle Association members, gun owners, and freedom loving patriots nationwide, Americans are now one step closer to strengthening our fundamental right to self defense. Last week, the U.S. House of Representatives passed the National Right to Carry Reciprocity Act (H.R. 822) by a majority, bipartisan vote of 272 to 154. The act would allow any American citizen with a valid, state issued concealed carry permit to exercise his right to carry a firearm in any state that affords the same right to its own residents.
Read About It: The Philadelphia Inquirer
Oklahoma's New CareerTech handgun law praised
A change in state law that now allows guns in locked vehicles on CareerTech campuses makes Greg Oringderff feel safer. Oringderff, who lives north of Enid, said he and his wife, Sally, frequently go to Tulsa Technology Center to take classes in order to renew their real estate appraiser licenses. The trip of nearly 120 miles between Enid and Tulsa covers some lonely stretches of highway, so Oringderff, who has a concealed carry permit, would have liked to take his handgun along. Most classes end at 9 p.m. so he and his wife make the trip back at home at night. "I just felt uncomfortable," said Oringderff, 69. "I think older people especially are more vulnerable than younger people."
Read About It: The Oklahoman (Oklahoma City, Okla.)
North Carolina: Fayetteville's City Council to address state gun law
Carrying a concealed handgun into Fayetteville parks will become easier under a state law that takes effect Dec. 1. The law places new restrictions on local ordinances that previously banned permit holders from carrying their handguns into parks. The Fayetteville City Council has been asked by recreation staff to relax local gun prohibitions at parks to comply with the state law.
Read About It: The Fayetteville Observer (N.C.)