Wagoner County Sheriff Bob Colbert traveled to Oklahoma City, the state’s capitol, earlier this week with 40 other sheriffs from around the state like they do every year — to meet with politicians and lobby.
Everything was going fine in the state capitol building on Tuesday. More than that, “everybody in that building knew who we were,” Colbert told KTUL-TV in Tulsa.
“One of the senators, who they wouldn’t tell us, complained because we were armed in the building,” Colbert added to the station.
Then he said the sheriffs were given a choice — disarm or leave.
“So we all packed up and left,” Colbert told KTUL.
Colbert said he doesn’t know which senator complained, but he has his own beefs about the treatment he and his associates received.
“We’re the people that protect these people,” he told KTUL.
In addition, Colbert said politicians should be more concerned about improving state business than law enforcement officers who happen to be carrying guns.
“If the state troopers are satisfied that we’re OK in that building,” he told KTUL, “I’m pretty sure that the legislators should have something else to worry about such as the economy or something.”
While Colbert acknowledged that some lawmakers have called to apologize about the incident, the insult will be felt for a while.
“Pretty sad day for me,” he told KTUL.
BizPac Review noted that a different account of the incident was reported in The Oklahoman, a paper which serves Oklahoma City.
What's fair is fair, and what goes around comes around. If ANYone is to be disarmed, then EVERYone should be disarmed.
Another arrogant politician following in the foot steps of an arrogant anti constitutionalist on 1600 Penn. Ave.
Thw WH is running scared , afraid one of the cops is after THEM !
Maybe it is the paranoia of a dictator syndrome ?
No this is just another clear example of lack of comment sense coupled with radical ideology once again run amok!
That should have been :"common: sense!
Hah, in MY state, any law abiding citizen can be armed anywhere in the Capitol buildings… except the courthouse, when no one but the guards are armed. Legislature buildings in session, governor's office, even when Gov is there… anywhere Hearing rooms, cafeterias…. they figure if a citizen should not be armed they should not be there unarmed wither. \I do hope that "Senator" is identified, and taken to task for his one-man lawmaking session…. then playing enforcer into the bargain. Needs to be taken down a few pegs. Unacceptible.
A single complaint from an un-named state senator (or one of his or her staff).
What are the odds that it was a panty-waisted, gun-phobic liberal progressive Democrat?
Someone (probably several) KNOWS who this Euro-weenie is. The public has a right to know.
1. The Senator did not have the authority to make such a demand. It would have been better if they had REFUSED
2. Whoever SHE was, she did not have enough guts to do the demanding herself OR let people know who she was.
3. Probably was afraid of voter backlash. LOL
They should set the example of how we can be confident without arms. So these tyrannical leaders should insists that everybody must be disarmed within 100 yards of any congressman, senator or political leader and this is especially true for their body-guards and security force. After all, these people can call 911 just like us if there is a problem.
Yeah, youv'e just exhibited your ignorance in so many ways. Pay attention to the very first comment
So under the same logic with a lot of you posters, a person CHARGED with a crime should not be handcuffed at their appearance in court. The senators justification was logical.
Logical ?? then why didn't the Senator say his/her name,, that's logical, DAHHH
Seems that all it takes now days. Nevermind the majority, give in to the loudest whiner around.
You are the press. Find out and name the Senator that originated the complaint. Lets put him/her in the spotlight of public oppinion. Sully
I think it happened just the wayit was originally reported, but after the blowback, now these whiners are backtracking and making excuses.
I think I will believe the sheriff's version.
If my elected officials dont want me armed within 100 yards of them. They can leave!
This is the very Reason that the 2nd Amendment was written, so that no ELECTED official could do that very thing, then be 'TOSSED OUT'! until a replacement could be ELECTED!.