Pro-gun Oklahoma militia group rallies outside state Capitol
BY MICHAEL MCNUTT NewsOK.com
Saturday, February 09, 2013
2/09/13 at 6:14 AM
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OKLAHOMA CITY - An Oklahoma militia and survivalist group recruited members and urged others to defend their right to own guns during a rally outside the state Capitol on Friday.
"Together we're a force to be reckoned with," Ron Cross told about 80 people, several of whom were holding signs or flags. At least four openly carried handguns.
Cross, of Oklahoma City, several times turned and pointed to the Capitol building and said lawmakers don't have the authority to give them the right to carry or own a gun.
"That should be my decision, not theirs," said Cross, who identified himself as the commander of about 300 militia members of the Oklahoma Defense Force, which sponsored the hourlong rally.
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Protesters carry flags and signs Friday as members of the Oklahoma Defense Force rally at the state Capitol in Oklahoma City. PAUL B. SOUTHERLAND/ The Oklahoman
Brigham French, 11, of Rush Springs carries a protest sign Friday as the Oklahoma Defense Force rallies at the Capitol. PAUL B. SOUTHERLAND/ The Oklahoman