Sheriffs Walk Out of Capitol When Told to Disarm

Doesn’t it seem as though politicians can be the most disrespectful people on the planet sometimes? Whether it’s the condescending way they talk to the average voter, or the disgusting things they say about their opposition, or even the way they seem willing to lie in any situation. Sometimes though, the examples can be especially egregious.

Every year, Sheriffs from around the state of Oklahoma trek to the capital to schmooze, converse and lobby their state representatives. This same trek has been happening for years, and for years it’s gone on without controversy. But there’s a first time for everything.

This year, some lily livered, weak kneed politician was made to feel uncomfortable by the display of armed Sheriffs descending upon the state capitol. So the sheriffs were asked to disarm or leave. Many of them chose to leave instead of suffer the indignity of being forced to disarm.

“One of the senators, who they wouldn’t tell us, complained because we were armed in the building,” said Wagoner county sheriff Bob Colbert. The Sheriffs were told to disarm or leave. “So we all packed up and left. We’re the people that protect these people,” Colbert said. “If the state troopers are satisfied that we’re ok in that building I’m pretty sure that the legislators should have something else to worry about such as the economy or something,” he said. “Pretty sad day for me.”

 It was a pretty sad day for all of Oklahoma, Sheriff Colbert.


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Onan Coca

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Onan is a graduate of Liberty University (2003) and earned his M.Ed. at Western Governors University in 2012. Onan lives in Atlanta with his wife and their five wonderful children.

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