A State Senator has filed legislation that he says would ‘reaffirm Oklahomans’ Second Amendment rights’ by not requiring law-abiding citizens to obtain a gun license.
State Sen. Nathan Dahm filed Senate Bill 1473, or what he calls the “Piers Morgan Constitutional Right to Keep and Bear Arms Without Infringement Act”.
The bill proposes to allow citizens over the age of 18 to open carry loaded or unloaded guns without a license for hunting and target shooting. The bill would also cover military or law enforcement functions; for practice or performance for entertainment purposes; or for lawful self-defense purposes.
“The Second Amendment says the right of the people to keep and bear arms shall not be infringed, and yet when we require our citizens to jump through hoops, pay fees and undergo a process that presumes they’re guilty of something until proven otherwise, their rights are being infringed upon,” Dahm said in a press release. “Senate Bill 1473 simply says Oklahomans can carry firearms in all the places currently allowed by law, but they will no longer be required to obtain a license to do so.”
If the bill passes, gun-free zones like schools and government facilities would still be off-limits.
After learning of the act, Piers morgan tweeted “unbelievable” followed by an invitation to Dahm to come on his show to debate the act: “Hi Senator @NathanDahm – come on my show and debate your new ‘Piers Morgan Act’. If you have the guts.”
Oklahoma would join other state who have a version of Constitutional Carry
Vermont has had Constitutional Carry since the nation’s founding in 1791–
they never enacted any law banning the right to discreetly bear arms.
Montana enacted Constitutional Carry in 1991, for all areas
outside city limits (99.4% of the state), and is working on the rest.
Alaska enacted Constitutional Carry in 2003.
Texas enacted Constitutional Carry “light” in 2007
as the “Motorist Protection Act,” freeing people to carry in their vehicles,
and to and from their vehicles and their homes, land or business.
Arizona got full Constitutional Carry in 2010,
and the sky has not fallen, despite desperate fears to the contrary.
Wyoming enacted Constitutional Carry for residents in 2011.