The Oklahoma House of Representatives on Monday adopted a resolution encouraging the National Rifle Association to relocate its headquarters to Oklahoma.
Rep. Steve Bashore, R-Miami, and formerly of Muskogee, author of House Resolution 1007, said with the group’s recent announcement that it is moving its incorporation status from New York to Texas, he felt now would be a perfect time to extend the invitation. The group’s headquarters is actually in Fairfax, VA, but it has operated as a New York-based nonprofit since its founding in 1871.
“Our citizens and our state Legislature have an obvious love and appreciation for our Second Amendment right to bear arms,” Bashore said. “With the association’s announcement, we want to extend a welcome and open invitation to relocate to our firearm-friendly state.”
Bashore said about 80,000 people attend the NRA’s annual conferences and approximately 5.5 million members in the association.