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February 9, 2013

Pro-gun militia group rallies at Okla. Capitol

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OKLAHOMA CITY —

Legislators this session will be considering measures to expand where an individual is allowed to carry their weapon to include public meetings, parks and recreational areas.

Among those in the crowd was former Republican state Rep. Charles Key, who said in 2010 that he supported the creation of a state militia as a way to push back against an overreaching federal government.

Sean Henson, an ex-Marine from Broken Arrow, carried a holstered .40-caliber handgun on his hip. He said he was interested in the militia, saying it’s a good way for a group of like-minded people to ensure government authorities won’t confiscate their firearms.

“If the government decides to come and take ’em, they’re going to send 30 men to take all your guns. If you’re just one guy, they’ll definitely put you in your grave,” Henson said. “United we stand, divided we fall.”

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