Long frustrated by their inability to get much action in Washington, D.C., Moms Demand Action for Gun Sense in America branched out to the states in an effort to score. A win, that is. Unfortunately for the Demanding Moms, they will remain frustrated in Oklahoma as they have failed to gather enough signatures to put Oklahoma’s new Constitutional Carry law up for a vote.
They needed 60,000 John or Jane Hancocks. But the Moms, led by a Democrat Oklahoma State Rep. named Jason Lowe (couldn’t they find an actual mom to lead them?), failed miserably.
Spectacularly, in fact. By their own admission, they may have had as few as half the required number of signatures. And the petitions they circulated hadn’t even been subject to scrutiny to verify the signatures they did manage to get as legitimate.
In a court filing on Thursday, an attorney for the group estimates they gathered between 30,000 and 50,000 signatures.
They would have needed nearly 60,000 signatures from registered voters to qualify the question for the ballot.
Attorney Brian Ted Jones says one reason for the uncertainty is because supporters were dropping off signatures right up until the Aug. 29 deadline.
Led by Democratic state Rep. Jason Lowe and the gun safety group Moms Demand Action, supporters say they were prompted to act after two mass shootings last month.
Looks like the Moms came up short. In a state of almost four million people, they couldn’t even manage 60,000 signatures of gun control supporters. Gun control in Oklahoma must be very unpopular if Moms Demand Action couldn’t even get one in every 65 people in the state to support gun control.