Cruising DefensiveCarry.com (A great forum for those in the Concealed Weapons Permit Lifestyle) I found the following tidbit of information:
Oklahoma police investigating the shooting deaths of two girls have told area residents with guns to bring them in for a test to determine whether they were used in the attack, sparking concern among those who own guns for hunting and self-defense.
According to reports in the Tulsa World the Oklahoma State Bureau of Investigation sent letters to members of the community who were registered as owning .40-caliber handguns suggesting they voluntarily bring in their gun or guns for a test.
That story in itself is disturbing as hell. Oklahoma does not have gun registration so how the hell OSBI managed to get a list of gun owners? Those enlighhtened in the gun business report that about the only way to get any kind of list would be for the OSBI to call ATF and get a hold of the “Yellow Sheets” or as we know the Firearms Transaction Record or Form 4473. Some are questioning the legality of using Tax Forms without proper judicial request since none of the reports so far indicate that legal measure.
The story in Fox News reveals that OSBI knows that a .40 caliber Glock was used as the murder weapon but the clincher is that from the list of 60 OK gun owners, 40 of them voluntarily turned their weapons in for testing. The precedent of such absurdity is astounding. A Law Enforcement Agency goes into a suspicious fishing trip looking for clues in a murder case that has stalled and you will relinquish your rights so easily? And to top it all off, here is a quote from the first article:
Brown said those weapons were taken by investigators and test-fired, and the results of those tests now are being evaluated. She said nearly half a dozen former gun owners contacted authorities to identify new owners
So just to be in the safe side, I will not only trample my own Second and Fifth Amendment Rights but I will do so unto others. This is just plain sad and worrisome. You’d expect this from New York, Chicago, Miami or Los Angeles but not from Oklahoma.
I do feel ashamed and sorry for the Sooner State.