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OKLAHOMA LAWMAKERS FIRE BACK AGAINST GUN LAWS
Bang legislation Teachers speak out regarding guns on campus BONNIE CAMPO
For The Oklahoma Daily
Oklahoma lawmakers are firing back against U.S. President Barack Obama’s proposed gun controls with a barrage of legislation designed to expand gun rights At the Oklahoma State Capitol in Oklahoma City, lawmakers have introduced more than 50 bills to protect the right to bear arms and create loopholes in current and proposed federal laws. The authors have offered the bills for consideration in the 2013 legislative session that began Feb. 4. The bills include proposals to exempt Oklahoma-made guns from federal restrictions. Other measures “Politicians get to make would deputize school officials and permit district attorneys to carry their constituents feel firearms. better by saying they At least one bill already has cleared its first hurdle: on Feb. 6, are engaging the issue.” the House Public Safety Committee keIth gaDDIe, voted 8-3 to approve HB 1062, which polItICal sCIenCe pRoFessoR would allow public school teachers and administrators to carry loaded handguns to school if they complete a basic firearm course. Although the legislature has tried in the past to allow guns on college campuses, none of the bills introduced this session contains provisions to permit that. OU political science professor Keith Gaddie said much of the backlash appears to be an attempt by lawmakers to publicly voice their support of gun rights. “Politicians get to make their constituents feel better by saying they are engaging the issue,” Gaddie said. “They get to get votes by appearing to respond to the issue. They will never be enforced, and everyone will just go along.” BLAyKLee BucHAnAn/tHe dAiLy
see GUNS PAGe 2
Bequeathing Boyd’s legacy
Bone marrow donations set to save lives
Founder of undergraduate research journal to retire AJINUR SETIWALDI Campus Reporter
After 7 years of straight publication, the future of a journal on religious topics is left undetermined as the founder retires from OU. The OU Religious Studies Student Journal recognizes the brilliance, research and writing of undergraduate students, said Barbara Boyd, religious studies professor and director of Outreach for the Religious Studies Program. “We had a number of incredible students, I mean just very bright,
academically skilled stuIn the last issue of the journal, Boyd dents who were writing reflected on her time spent with the superior papers,” Boyd project. said. “This will be my final year to obBoyd realserve, mentor, encour“I don’t know age, challenge and aid in ized that not many under- what’s going to the birth of this underjournal,” Boyd BARBARA graduate stuhappen to the graduate dents get an wrote in the foreword BOyD journal.” opportunity of the 2012 journal that to get their work published. came out in February baRbaRa boyD, She created the journal 2013. RelIgIoUs stUDIes Boyd and her husto recognize exceptional pRoFessoR band, OU religious studundergraduate research ies professor Tom Boyd, papers because too much attention is paid to graduate students’ will retire at the end of the semester, published papers and not enough is she said. “I don’t know what will happen to paid to undergraduate students, she said. see BOYD PAGe 2
OU looks to right the ship against KSU
Sports: After back-to-back losses, the sooner women’s basketball team tries to get back in the win column.
Norman Music Festival lineup released
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Morgan Hook drives through the lane TCU. Hook had 10 points in the first half.
the sixth annual norman Music Festival, which will be held this spring, announced its headliner on tuesday. the Joy Formidable will perform as the headliner on the Main stage and Jd McPherson will perform as the headliner on the Jack daniels stage, said steven White, the event coordinator. the norman Music Festival is a free event that will be held from 6 p.m. to 2 a.m. April 25 and 26, and will start at noon April 27, White said. the festival takes place in downtown norman from Gray street to comanche street, between Porter Avenue and santa Fe Avenue, according to the festival’s website. there will be a Latin and Blues stage on Friday night, Kid’s area saturday and Lion’s club carnival right off of the Main stage, according to White. White said all different kinds of music fans are encouraged to come. the Jack daniels stage will include Jonathan tyler and the northern Lights, elephant Revival, the o’s, samantha crain, Beau Jennings & the tigers, Kyle Reid and headliner Jd McPherson, White said. those who attend will be able to enjoy the bars and restaurants on Main street along with a food court that will be set up, White said. “there will be crazy amounts of good music. it will be tons of fun! More fun than one person should be allowed in one day,” White said. Ali Hausner, LIfe & Arts Reporter
OU, Okla. State University to battle in this year’s Bedlam Blood Drive MAX JANERKA
In March of last year, a 38-year-old man in the Netherlands who was suffering from lymphoma received his first bone marrow transplant, which was made possible by a donation from an OU staff member. In June, that patient relapsed and had to receive another. Although the patient died later that year, his life was extended because a bone marrow donor was found through a campaign that matches potential donors with patients around the world. The donor in this case was Michelle Shults, OU College of Liberal Studies academic advisor. This year’s Bedlam Blood Drive has added a “Be the Match” station where students and faculty between the ages of 18 and 44 can sign up to be bone marrow donors, said Julie Gimmel, program consultant for Oklahoma see BLOOD PAGe 2
Sequestration is a big word for a simple problem Opinion: despite lawmakers’ effort to mask financial policy, sequestration is easy to understand. (Page 4)
Men’s tennis team fares well at ITA Indoor in Seattle Sports: the no. 8 sooners went 2-1 during their three-match stretch at the itA indoor national championships. (Page 6)
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