Okla. Law Enforcement Officers Told to Disarm or Get Out of State Capitol

Matt Vespa
By Matt Vespa | March 17, 2014 | 5:02 PM EDT

Law enforcement in the state of Oklahoma are not happy after a group of sheriffs at the State Capitol were told to disarm to get out.  It's not like this was an unusual circumstance.

Every year, about 40 sheriffs descend upon capital to meet, greet, and lobby, according to Oklahoma's KTUL.  Apparently, someone had a problem with armed law enforcement officers in the building. - Tulsa, Oklahoma - News, Weather

Sheriff Bob Colbert gave his two-cents (via KTUL):

"Everybody in that building knew who we were," said Wagoner county sheriff Bob Colbert, who, along with 40 other sheriffs from around the state, converged on the capitol as they do every year to meet and greet and lobby. Until...

"One of the senators, who they wouldn't tell us, complained because we were armed in the building," he said.

They were then given a choice, disarm or there's the door.

"So we all packed up and left," he said.

Colbert doesn't know for sure which senator complained, but has his own complaints about the complainer.

"We're the people that protect these people," he said.

What's more, he says, maybe if they were worried more about state business then law enforcement officers with guns, Oklahoma would be in better shape.