State Sen. Randy Brogdon continued his push to better protect the individual rights of Oklahomans on Tuesday with committee approval of the Oklahoma Firearms Freedom Act. Under the provisions of Senate Bill 1685, no firearms or ammunition manufactured in Oklahoma and remaining in the state could be subject to any federal regulations, including federal registration requirements.
“This is simply a reaffirmation of our second amendment rights. Too many times, Washington has abused the interstate commerce clause in an attempt to undermine our constitutional right to keep and bear arms,” said Brogdon, R-Owasso. “Ever increasingly, we’ve watched the federal government chip away at states’ rights and our individual rights as outlined in the U.S. Constitution. This legislation is an attempt to better protect the rights of Oklahoma citizens who choose to protect themselves and their families.”
The legislation, which was approved by the Senate Judiciary Committee, now proceeds to the full Senate for consideration.
“Time after time, we’ve seen members of the U.S. Congress and federal bureaucrats work to enact public policy that is in direct violation of not only our second amendment rights, but the ninth and tenth amendments as well,” Brogdon said. “States like Oklahoma must stand up to this erosion of our personal freedoms. Passage of the Oklahoma Firearms Freedom Act will help us do that.”