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Oklahoma Governor Vetoes Gun Bill Supported By NRA

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Oklahoma's Republican Governor Mary Fallin vetoed a bill late Friday that would have authorized adults to carry firearms without a permit or training.
    The bill would have authorized people 21 and older and military personnel who are at least 18 to legally carry a handgun, either openly or concealed, without a state-issued license or permit.
    The veto is a defeat for the National Rifle Association in a conservative state.  The NRA had supported the bill passage and had urged Fallin to sign it.
    However the bill was opposed by some law enforcement authorities, including top officials with the Oklahoma State Bureau of Investigation who have said it could erode public safety.
    Many business leaders, including local chambers of commerce, also opposed the bill, giving the governor - who cannot run for re-election under term limits - plenty of political cover to veto it.
    Several Republican candidates to succeed Fallin as governor urged her this week to sign it.

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