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Gun laws face a contentious couple of months in Oklahoma City

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Thursday night, the answers to many questions were dished out in Rogers County.

"We've been getting calls every day asking when can I carry, when can I not," said Rogers County Sheriff Scott Walton.

Sheriff Walton held a meeting in Inola Thursday night to address those questions on constitutional carry laws and active shooters.

For instance, what should be done before using deadly force.

"The best advice I could give is to find a good training facility and invest some time. It's not the kind of deal where you can sit down in a few hours or half a day and become familiar and comfortable and safe for yourself and everyone else," said Sheriff Walton.

At Thursday night's meeting was one of the authors of many bills that could see Oklahoman's gun rights expanded.

Don Spencer says he's anticipating this to be a contentious year in Oklahoma City.

"I think there's seven or eight anti-gun bills that were introduced just this year alone. Usually we only see one or two, so yes, it's been elevated in the concern of trying to take our rights back away from us," said Spencer, president of the Oklahoma Second Amendment Association.

One of those bills to repeal permitless carry has been filed by Oklahoma City Democratic Rep. Jason Lowe.

"We believe it’s been an utter disaster since it’s been implemented. We’ve had shootings in Penn Square Mall, we’ve had an individual walk into a restaurant with an AR-15, we’ve had a young child find a firearm in a restaurant," Lowe said.

Spencer not only wants to retain constitutional carry, but also get rid of red flag laws, allow carry in the capitol, and on college campuses.

But that doesn't mean these things will pass easily.

"I've dealt with the state legislature for ten years," said Spencer. "I know it's not over till it's over."

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