Legal dispute continues over Oklahoma gun museum


The J.M. Davis Arms & Historical Museum in Claremore, Oklahoma contains the world’s largest privately owned gun collection. Over 20,000 guns and artifacts are contained in this 40,000 sq/ft museum. Photo by Sroemerman at English Wikipedia, licensed under the Creative Commons Attribution-Share Alike 2.5 Generic License

CLAREMORE, Okla. (AP) – An ongoing legal battle over a northeast Oklahoma gun museum hasn’t been able to trigger a resolution.

The J.M. Davis Foundation Inc. sued the state and the J.M. Davis Memorial Commission about seven years ago. The foundation accuses the commission of breaching a contract to preserve antique weapons and artifacts displayed at the state-run J.M. Davis Arms and Historical Museum in Claremore.

The Tulsa World reports that the lawsuit alleges gross neglect, including melted gun butts, rusted guns and swords, and moth-eaten military uniforms.

A judge recently ordered both parties to submit protocol on how an inspection of the museum and collection could occur to provide an expert opinion at trial.


Information from: Tulsa World,

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