“One of the senators, who they wouldn’t tell us, complained because we were armed in the building”
Over 40 Sheriffs walked out of the Oklahoma State Capitol this week after an unknown senator demanded they remove their firearms.
After entering the capitol for an annual meet and greet with legislators, the state’s sheriffs were confronted and given an ultimatum, disarm or leave the building.
“One of the senators, who they wouldn’t tell us, complained because we were armed in the building,” Wagoner county sheriff Bob Colbert told KTUL News.
According to Colbert, the senator not only refused to identify, but also ordered others in the capitol to relay the message.
“Everybody in that building knew who we were,” Colbert said.
After being given their options, all 40 sheriffs refused to comply with the senator’s demand and walked out of the building, firearms holstered.
“So we all packed up and left,” Colbert said. “Pretty sad day for me.”
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