An Oklahoma school shooting has prompted renewed calls for new gun control measures.
In a statement released Wednesday, Oklahoma Governor Mary Fallin said her state has been “slow to respond to the growing threat of mass shootings” but said her administration has taken steps to address the growing demand for gun control.
The Oklahoma shooting occurred on Tuesday, June 18.
In a statement, Fallin urged parents to “think before they pull the trigger.”
“I urge you to consider the potential of the consequences of not doing so,” she said.
“If you pull the firearm, your child may end up in harm’s way.
If you do not, you may be held accountable for your actions.”
Fallin said the state will also continue to focus on making it easier for people to purchase firearms.
“We will continue to work with our state partners to develop a new, secure way to acquire firearms,” she wrote.
“This includes legislation to allow gun buyers to buy their weapons online or in stores.”
This post has been updated to include a statement from Oklahoma Gov.