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Wednesday, June 22, 2022

A man in a tactical vest with a semi-automatic rifle and holstered pistol prompted Broken Arrow Justice Center employees to lock their doors June 13, according to a news release. AT&T store employees who then saw the man proceeded to "run out the back of the store," and multiple 911 calls came from the parking lot of a Target store that he was walking toward, Broken Arrow police said. Due to Oklahoma's constitutional carry laws, police determined that at each location the man "was not breaking the law" with the rifle and vest.

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He was arrested, however, after he was found to have a recently-issued unrelated warrant and to be in possession of an over .45-caliber firearm and brass knuckles, both of which are illegal in Oklahoma.

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I have a feeling the man was white.

#1 | Posted by Tor at 2022-06-22 01:24 PM | Reply

and to be in possession of an over .45-caliber firearm

What!?!??!

And God fearing, responsible gun owning, red blood alpha male 'Murican! Oklahomans have just laid down and taken that infringement on their Constitutional rights?!?!?!

#2 | Posted by jpw at 2022-06-22 01:27 PM | Reply

Better toys for fondling? I'm surprised you seem to support banning high caliber guns. I thought you loved BIG guns.

#3 | Posted by Effeteposer at 2022-06-22 01:36 PM | Reply

I have a concealed carry permit. I can also open carry. It is ill eagle to carry a pocket knife with a blade longer than 3 inches here.

#4 | Posted by iloveyou at 2022-06-22 02:15 PM | Reply

I thought...

#3 | POSTED BY EFFETEPOSER

Facts not in evidence.

#5 | Posted by jpw at 2022-06-22 02:34 PM | Reply

@ JPW

No doubt he has to open carry like that since Oklahoma is Indian territory.

#6 | Posted by Tor at 2022-06-22 02:49 PM | Reply

This is the kind of world that most Republicans want to live in. You can be arrested (especially if you are black) if you have some brass knuckles. You can not be arrested (especially if you are white) if you are carrying around an AR-15.

How friggin' deranged does a person have to be in order to be a Republican at this point?

#7 | Posted by moder8 at 2022-06-22 03:16 PM | Reply

"This is the kind of world that most Republicans want to live in."

We're already there.

Cops pick and choose which laws to enforce. They have no obligation to be impartial.

#8 | Posted by snoofy at 2022-06-22 03:23 PM | Reply | Newsworthy 1

Yep. Welcome to Okiehomie.

I can assure all DR readers that if this gun-toter was African American he would have been shot dead on sight. He was white, so it was all right.

As I move about OKC I continue to be puzzled about the lack of police visibility. No traffic stops, no bicycle cops in the parks, nuthin', except for cases where there is a response to some criminal activity in the parts of town populated by darker-skinned folk. Then the cops are all over it...

#9 | Posted by catdog at 2022-06-22 05:01 PM | Reply

Why do cops even show up for someone with a gun, if it's legal?

#10 | Posted by snoofy at 2022-06-22 06:10 PM | Reply

Now, I don't know about you, but if I was armed to the teeth and wearing Kevlar, exactly what advantage would I think I was gaining by having a pair of brass-knuckles in my pocket?

OCU

#11 | Posted by OCUser at 2022-06-22 06:54 PM | Reply

One of the consequences of having made bribery of politicians legal, where it hadn't been for 200 years, is the tinkle down effect; now all kinds of other idiotic, self-defeating behavior is legal.

#12 | Posted by Corky at 2022-06-22 07:06 PM | Reply

You've got to be a special kind of stupid to think open carry is a good idea. I feel a person would have a pretty good self defense claim if they put a few rounds in one of these school shooter cosplayers.

#13 | Posted by johnny_hotsauce at 2022-06-23 04:45 AM | Reply

OCU, he probably had the 'brass knuckles' on in order to instigate an incident,
by hitting someone (with darker skin) and then stand there, all brave and puffed out,
with his AR-15 and Kevlar vest on. It's my guess he may have had either a scanner on
him, or had some people point at him while talking to store officials or an actual police
man, so that's why he 'took off running'...

Essentially, brave, brave man turned out to be Chicken Little when push came to shove
and quickly tried to extricate himself from his poor line of decisions... All dressed up
with nothing to show...

He should be found out who he is, and watched very carefully. He may not back down next time.

#14 | Posted by earthmuse at 2022-06-23 06:44 AM | Reply | Newsworthy 1

It is illegal to carry a pocket knife with a blade longer than 3 inches here.

#4 | Posted by iloveyou at 2022-06-22 02:15 PM | Reply | Flag:

A cousin of a battlefield weapon of war that rips human bodies apart so DNA or what clothes they had on is the only method of identifying the victim is perfectly legal, but a 3.5" blade is not. This is the insanity that the NRA has infested on the US in order to line their pockets.

#15 | Posted by Nixon at 2022-06-23 10:23 AM | Reply | Newsworthy 1

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