House Adopts Resolution Asking NRA To Relocate To Okla.

Tuesday, March 16th 2021, 3:52 am

Oklahoma lawmakers are making a pitch to bring the National Rifle Association to the Sooner State.

The NRA announced its plans to move operations out of New York and possibly relocate its headquartered in Fairfax, Virginia.

While the organization is setting its sights on Texas, representative Steve Bashore decided it was a good time to ask the NRA to consider Oklahoma.

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"Our citizens and our state Legislature have an obvious love and appreciation for our Second Amendment right to bear arms,” Bashore said in a statement. “With the association's announcement, we want to extend a welcome and open invitation to relocate to our firearm-friendly state.”

The resolution says since territorial times Oklahoma has been a firearm-friendly state, and currently ranks 9th in the nation when it comes to gun sales.

The association is no stranger to controversy.

The state of New York sued the NRA over alleged fraud and the organization eventually filed for bankruptcy.

It is currently locked in a legal battle with Oklahoma City marketing firm Ackerman McQueen.

The house resolution notes the organization has 5.5 million members and its annual conference often draws up to 80 thousand people.

The state senate passed a similar resolution earlier this month. The association has not publicly commented on the invitation.