The Finch Formerly Known As Gold

16 August 2005

An opinion with teeth

The pertinent 1991 statute (4 O.S. 46, section B):

Potentially dangerous or dangerous dogs may be regulated through local, municipal and county authorities, provided the regulations are not breed specific. Nothing in this act shall prohibit such local governments from enforcing penalties for violation of such local laws.

Attorney General Drew Edmondson read this off to Rep. Paul Wesselhoft (R-Moore), who is pushing for a state ban on pit bulls.

Wesselhoft's response:

The fact the attorney general has ruled in this manner makes it more imperative that my bill become the new law.

One of my readers asks: "I used to have a child that bit all the time. Can we ban children too?"

Posted at 4:35 PM to Soonerland