Broken Arrow State Senator writes gun rights bill

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Updated: 1/22/2013 9:08 am Published: 1/21/2013 9:40 pm

A Broken Arrow State Senator is proposing a bill he believes would protect the sanctity of the 2nd Amendment.

Senator Nathan Dahm tells FOX23 this bill isn't about the state trying to overrule the federal government, instead it's about the state making sure the President and Congress don't ignore the Constitution.

“Most people agree with the second amendment, especially here in Oklahoma,” Dahm, a Republican from the 33rd District, said.

That's why Dahm authored “The 2nd Amendment Preservation Act.”

“Right now, Senate Bill 548 is very popular in the grassroots with the 2nd Amendment supporters,” he said.

If the bill goes into law, any changes that federal legislators make that would limit any Oklahoman's right to bear arms would be illegal. A federal employee caught trying to enforce any changes could be slapped with a felony.

“You can't have a law that's in violation of the Constitution. What my bill does, even though it's a state bill, it just reaffirms the 2nd amendment to make sure it is in line with the Constitution,” Senator Dahm explained.

Dahm, who only took office this year, is quickly becoming popular with gun activists. He spoke this weekend at “A Gun Appreciation Day” rally in Oklahoma City.

He calls his bill a call to action, not a call to arms.

“I actually started this before Sandy Hook happened, and before Obama issued his executive orders.”

To be clear, any federal law would limit the sale of certain assault-style rifles, but if you already own one, it wouldn't be taken away.

Senator Dahm's bill is scheduled for a first reading on February 4th.

To read a copy of the bill, click here.

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Steve In Tulsa - 1/22/2013 8:51 AM
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Democrat totalitarians cannot grasp that there are actually people who want to be free. The standard clip for my glock holds 10 bullets. And the totalitarians want to take that away. The morons don't seem to realize that you can just put another magazine in the gun. The only way to stop some one shooting is to shoot back. According to Congress 6500 people defend themselves using guns every single day. The totalitarian democrats would prefer to see those 6500 people a day be victims of criminals and not defenders of life. The totalitarian democrat does not think you need freedom and many democrats would like to send republicans to the ovens just for thinking differently. Look at how the totalitarians constanly lie about republicans calling them racists. Nothing could be more incorrect. The party of Lincoln has never been racist but that doesn't stop the totalitarans from lying to you about it.

Poor Tax Payer - 1/22/2013 12:14 AM
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Asguard, You need to read the 2nd Amendment Its not about hunting, it's about freedom. Our government works for "We The People". Why dont you try to make it harder for law abiding citizens to buy a car, so drunk drivers dont kill so many people. It makes about as much sense. Dumb ass Biden has said we need new gun laws because its too hard to enforce the ones we aready have. Boy he's a smart one.

Asguard - 1/21/2013 10:35 PM
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I'm so damn tired of all the scare tactics the republicans use like this about Govt going to take your guns away it will not happen and will never happen and as far as assault rifles and high capacity clips damn right they should ban them not a single person non military or someone not in law enforcement should not beable to own one there's absolutely no reason to have one you can not hunt with them instead of wasting your money on an assault rifle why don't you use that money for good like our schools or community instead of adding to the damn problem that's what's wrong with this country
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