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Senator Inhofe speaks about 'Red Flag' laws

Posted at 6:49 PM, Aug 09, 2019
and last updated 2019-08-09 19:49:09-04

Oklahoma lawmakers are being asked to consider laws that will address mass shooters.

We sat down with senator Jim Inhofe to talk about where he stands.

Inhofe tells us, "I talked to Mitch McConnell as recently as this morning and we're in recess right now. When we get back from recess we're starting working on what we are going to do when they talk about the red flag thing."

'Red Flag' laws allow guns to be taken from people deemed to be at risk of hurting others.

Currently Oklahoma doesn't have any Red Flag Laws, but more than a dozen other states do.

Longtime Oklahoma Senator Jim Inhofe says Republicans in the Senate are working towards passing federal legislation this upcoming session.

"We're going to look at some of the 'red flag' approaches, the court system is going to be involved, I can't tell you exactly what's going to be passed but legislation is being developed in the United States Senate by Mitch McConnell and the team that is back there now" Inhofe said.

Senator Inhofe says he hopes there will be bi-partisan cooperation to get something done.

Something he says President Trump is on board with.

Inhofe tells us "all the problems we've had all through the Clinton administration, all through the Bush administration, through other administrations that they're all pointing and saying "well this is Trumps fault" and that's just an outrageous lie.

Senator Inhofe hopes whatever happens that both parties can work together.

"I think a lot of them realize they want to be on the right side of the issue and the right side of the issue is to punish the right people. To stop the crimes that are taking place and so I think that will prevail, and that we will have something that will be bi-partisan.

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