- Associated Press - Monday, May 11, 2015

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) - Gov. Mary Fallin has vetoed legislation opposed by the Oklahoma City Chamber that would prohibit private entities from banning firearms in parks, recreational areas or fairgrounds.

Fallin vetoed the bill Monday after chamber officials expressed concern that it could threaten dozens of Oklahoma City events, including horse shows, basketball tournaments and the Women’s College World Series.

In her veto message, Fallin says she strongly defends Oklahomans’ right to bear arms. But Fallin says the measure is the subject of a lawsuit pending in Cleveland County that challenged a proposed gun ban at a music festival in Norman. The state constitution prohibits the Legislature from passing measures that affect pending litigation.

Last month, a district judge ruled officials could not enforce the proposed gun ban.

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