Lawmakers want Okla. firearms exempt from federal regulations

Posted on: 3:24 pm, January 17, 2013, by and , updated on: 03:33pm, January 17, 2013

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OKLAHOMA CITY – A handful of lawmakers have authored an act that would make firearms made in Oklahoma exempt from federal regulations. 

The bill’s authors said the Oklahoma Firearms Freedom Act asserts Second Amendment rights by exempting guns and ammunition made in the state of Oklahoma from federal regulations. 

House Bill 2021 specifies that to qualify for the exemption, the guns must be clearly marked as “Made in Oklahoma” and kept within state boundaries.

In 2010, the legislation was introduced as Senate Bill 1685 but was vetoed by Gov. Brad Henry after passing in both the House and Senate.

“It doesn’t seem to matter how many times the U.S. Supreme Court upholds up our Second Amendment rights,” Roberts said, R-Hominy. “Anti-gun activists continue to seek to restrict lawful gun rights. This bill is meant to address potential federal gun control actions and regulations. I consider the legislation a states’ right bill.”

The bill’s authors are state Reps. Sean Roberts, John Bennett, Mike Ritze, Josh Cockroft, Jadine Nollan, Arthur Hulbert, Mike Reynolds, Jason Murphey, Sally Kern, Lewis Moore, Mike Sanders, Mike Turner, Tom Newell, Dan Fisher and David Brumbaugh.