Oklahoma legislators are talking about gun control after the recent mass shootings that took place in Taft and Tulsa, OK. as well as across the Nation. Some lawmakers suggest that the state has too few laws and regulations regarding firearms and the safety of the general public.
Over the past couple of days, several stories have surfaced about Oklahoma malls and stores using A.I. gun detection technologies. People at Penn Square Mall in Oklahoma City, OK. have been approached by mall security and asked if they were armed.
A woman in Charleston, West Virginia is being hailed a hero after she stopped a mass shooting. She was lawfully carrying a firearm and when a gunman appeared and began shooting into a crowd she shot and killed him saving the lives of all those who were present. The only injury or fatality reported was the gunman.
Yesterday (04-12-22) U.S. Senator James Lankford (R-OK) announced a new piece of legislation that he'll be introducing called the 'Pistol Brace Protection Act.' The bill would restrict the ATF from reclassifying pistol braces and prevent the agency from future regulation, registration, and taxation of these devices.
So how will Biden's latest gun control measures affect Oklahoma? There are new restrictions and changes being discussed that will certainly challenge the courts. Will the Sooner State remain a Second Amendment Sanctuary?
It took less than .0001 seconds for the anti-gun crowd, politicians, and the White House to respond with their usual "let's ban everything" rhetoric. On Sunday, the same day as the shooting itself, President Biden released a statement calling for more gun control and further infringements of our 2nd Amendment rights.
If you held any doubts about the importance of the 2nd Amendment the war in Ukraine should serve as a prime example as to why the "right to keep and bear arms" is absolutely vital to the security and peace of the Nation.
More firearm legislation is headed to the Oklahoma House for a vote. House Bill (HB-3069) would grant municipalities the authority to allow city employees to carry concealed firearms while at work or on duty. The bill would amend various prohibited locations and properties that are currently restricted such as properties, buildings, structures, and office space that is owned by the city which does business with the public.
There's a new Senate bill (SB-1366) that would change and/or amend Oklahoma's firearm laws as it relates to the state's self-defense act and open carry. The new bill was written and introduced by Senator Lonnie Paxton (R-Tuttle, OK.) and seeks to make changes to the language of the self-defense act and the practice of concealed or open carry of firearms in the state.