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May 5, 2010

Okla. Senate fails to override gun bill veto

OKLAHOMA CITY —  

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — An effort to override the governor's veto of a bill that would exempt Oklahoma-made firearms and ammunition from federal regulations has failed.

The Republican-controlled Senate voted 28-16 on Wednesday with 36 votes needed to override Democratic Gov. Brad Henry's veto of the "Oklahoma Firearms Freedom Act." There was no debate.

Republican Sen. Randy Brogdon promised more override attempts until he gets the votes. Brogdon is running for the GOP gubernatorial nomination.

The bill says firearms, gun accessories or ammunition made in Oklahoma would not be subject to interstate commerce laws and federal regulations if they remain in the state.

Henry warned the bill would give criminals easy access to a wide array of weapons.

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