In Oklahoma, Garvin County Sheriff Larry Rhodes is joining the growing list of law enforcement officers encouraging citizens to arm themselves. He says recent events, including the terrorist attack in San Bernardino, California, have lead him to waive all sheriffs fees tied to Oklahoma Self-Defense Act gun license applications.
“Hopefully waiving the fee will encourage more people to do the process to legally carry a handgun,” Rhodes told News Channel Four last week.
“This is the least I can do for law abiding citizens, a good gesture to encourage people to carry a gun lawfully. We want people to carry a handgun lawfully, and I want to remove any obstacles for people interested in getting a handgun license.”