Gun Rights Activist Facing Charges For Rifle In Restaurant

Timothy Harper

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — A gun rights activist accused of illegally taking a rifle into an Oklahoma City restaurant is facing a felony charge.

Police say 52-year-old Timothy A. Harper violated a state law that bars possessing or carrying a rifle in any establishment where alcoholic beverages are consumed. He was arrested Tuesday.

A police affidavit shows prosecutors have agreed to charge Harper. If convicted, he faces up to two years in prison and a $1,000 fine.

The Oklahoman reports that Harper told another activist in an online interview Monday that he took his rifle into Twin Peaks Nov. 2 in celebration of Oklahoma’s new permitless carry gun law.

Police say he was asked to leave the restaurant.

Harper, of Choctaw, is being held at the county jail. No bail has been set.

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