The GOP is sitting in the catbird seat in Oklahoma politics. The Republicans control the executive branch (our very own Gov. Mary Fallin) as well as both houses of the state legislature.
Too bad the Republicans are prisoners of bad ideas—a whole passel of really, really bonehead notions.
For example, there's the wacky guns on campus idea, an idea vigorously opposed by OU and OSU officials, as well as the student governments at both of those schools. It has occurred to those people that drunk frat boys with guns is a really, really bad idea.
Sadly, facts and common sense are not part of the GOP thought process. Rep. Randy Terrill (of course) is one of the gun pushers, along with Sens. Steve Russell and Ralph Shortey.
Nice work, guys. After all, youth, testosterone, alcohol, and guns are a winning combination—especially if you want shoot-outs on campus. As we said, common sense is apparently not a Republican value. But fear certainly is.