So how out of touch are the elected officials such as senators from Oklahoma? How about so ignorant as to request visiting active sheriffs and law enforcement to disarm while at the capital.
Yes, this really happened.
Wagoner County Sheriff Bob Colbert traveled to Oklahoma City, the state’s capitol, earlier this week with 40 other sheriffs from around the state like they do every year — to meet with politicians and lobby.
Everything was going fine in the state capitol building on Tuesday. More than that, “everybody in that building knew who we were,” Colbert told KTUL-TV in Tulsa.
“One of the senators, who they wouldn’t tell us, complained because we were armed in the building,” Colbert added to the station.
Then he said the sheriffs were given a choice — disarm or leave.
“So we all packed up and left,” Colbert told KTUL.