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February 3, 2013

Mullin holds town hall meeting at KTC

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McALESTER —

“What’s wrong with D.C. is nobody’s ever wrong, because they’re never told they’re wrong,” Mullin said.
“It’s the busiest town I’ve seen that never gets anything done.”
He told of walking  marble steps inside the Capitol and marveling that “a kid from Westville, a small country town, has an opportunity to walk on the same steps” on which so many of the nation’s leaders have walked through the years.
He noted the nation that had been given like a gift to  present generation by all the generations that came before it.
“What has my generation done, but point fingers at each other?” Mullin asked.
“There are people in this room who will instantly judge me because of what letter’s in front of my name.
“If we don’t stop judging each other, that’s what’s going to be written under our name — idiot,” Mullin said.
Mullin opened the floor for questions and was immediately asked “What’s your stance on the gun control issue coming up?” 
“I got one with me,” Mullin said, to applause from the room.
 Mullin went on to say that when President Barack Obama recently issued 23 executive orders related to the gun control issue, that he (Mullin) had been surprised at first that they didn’t go deeper.
“ I was surprised at the lack of teeth,” he said. Mullin said he now believes the president was “testing the waters.”
“Don’t think for a minute that the president wasn’t testing the waters, testing his limits,” said Mullin.
Noting he is only one House member, Mullin said “It’s not realistic for you to think I’m going to be taking care of everything.” If the rest of the nation operated like Oklahoma, “We’d probably be in pretty good shape,” he said.

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