Sooner Politics:  Oklahoma's Parents Opting Out Of Public School Failures

  According to our most reliable available statistics, there are nearly 100,000 students in Oklahoma who are opting out of the typical public school system. Nearly 33,000 are enrolled in private schools which their families pay tuition for. Homeschooled students account for about 40,000. That number matched the research that the Tulsa World published nearly 10 years ago, when they concluded that homeschooling exceeds private school enrollment by about 20%.  […]

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Hoping to capitalize on tragedy, ignorance, and hysteria, 174 opportunistic anti-gun Democrats—led by Rep. David N. Cicillinie (RI)—introduced legislation last week proposing perhaps the most sweeping gun ban in U.S. history. The bill, H.R. 5087, is dubbed the “Assault Weapons Ban of 2018.” Yet its scope is so vast, and its drafting so poorly executed, that that the only semiautomatic firearms it clearly doesn’t reach are those listed in an appendix of what the authors consider permissible guns (many of which will be unknown or unavailable to the average consumer, if they’re available at all). 

Sooner Politics:  Oklahoma Libertarians Reorganize

  As Libertarians mark the 2 year anniversary of State sanctioning of Oklahoma’s Libertarian Franchise, the new party is preparing their 2nd State Convention. There have been significant growing pains for the group, and some continual shifting of message and method.  On March 31st, the 2018 Libertarian Party State Convention will convene in Shawnee, OK. They will elect party leadership and get to know their slate of announced candidates.  There current […]

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Sooner Politics:  Earthquake Epidemic Wanes In Oklahoma

  The number of “felt” Oklahoma earthquakes — those registering magnitude-2.8 or greater on the Richter scale — fell 58 percent in 2017 from 2016 levels, according to an Energy In Depth review of United States Geological Survey data.  The monthly average number of M-2.8 and greater earthquakes in 2017 was also down 82 percent from the June 2015 peak, and felt earthquakes were down 71 percent from levels seen in Oklahoma’s most […]

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As of March 9, 2018, his week, five bills that were requested by OK2A were passed (approved) through the House and Senate floors this week. There are currently 16 active gun bills in the Oklahoma House of Representatives and State Senate.