Posted on Jan 18 2013 - 12:52am by WireShots Staff


The “Oklahoma 2nd Amendment Preservation Act” is now working its way through the Oklahoma legislature.

Introduced by state senator Nathan Dahm, this legislation puts Oklahoma shoulder-to-shoulder with Wyoming and Texas by putting federal gun-grabbers in check.

The language of the legislation is clear: “Federal acts, laws, orders, rules, regulations, bans or registration requirements regarding firearms constitute an infringement on the individual right [to keep and bear arms] in the Constitution of the United States…and are hereby declared to be invalid in the State of Oklahoma.”

The legislation mentions the “intent” of America’s “Founders” and the Constitution’s “ratifiers,” and sets forth the punishment for trying to enforce new gun control measures:

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  1. Dave Soukup January 18, 2013 at 4:29 PM - Reply

    States have rights!

  2. Thomas Pedrosa January 18, 2013 at 5:08 PM - Reply

    I love our state! Put them in their place!

  3. Zachary Rentz January 18, 2013 at 5:09 PM - Reply

    Love it!

  4. MaryAnn Lackie January 18, 2013 at 5:11 PM - Reply

    I'm speechless…and that doesn't happen often. I knew there was a reason I love living in Oklahoma. Don't tread on my constitution!

  5. Will Titus January 18, 2013 at 5:15 PM - Reply

    Federal law overrules state law.

  6. David Moody January 18, 2013 at 5:17 PM - Reply

    Love it.

  7. Tim G Mehl January 18, 2013 at 5:18 PM - Reply


  8. Mike Weinacht January 18, 2013 at 5:18 PM - Reply

    The federal government doesn't think that citizens have rights. What makes you think they believe States have rights! King Obama and his round table should re-read the Constitution, in English. His actions are more acceptable for his half-brother.

  9. Tim Parker January 18, 2013 at 5:24 PM - Reply

    10th Amendment Protected State nullification of Federal law!!

  10. Mike Jantz January 18, 2013 at 5:25 PM - Reply

    Way to go, now lets get it passed!

  11. Eirik Price January 18, 2013 at 5:29 PM - Reply

    I love my state! Ha!

  12. Jarod Krystin Morris January 18, 2013 at 5:36 PM - Reply

    States have inherent power. The Federal government only has what the states give to it and that is expressed in the Constitution and Amendments. I understand the concept behind the supremacy clause, but there are serious issues when the federal government tries to usurp the state's inherent power to regulate themselves and the state's citizens. ~Jarod

  13. Mike Spring January 18, 2013 at 5:38 PM - Reply


  14. Steve Titus January 18, 2013 at 5:42 PM - Reply

    True. But what ever happened to "states rights?" What works in NY and CA doesn't necessarily work in the "flyover" states. While these state laws are largly "symbolic" in nature, it gives rise to the belief that the gun issue should be taken up at the state level and the federal govt needs to BUTT OUT.

  15. Rick Alleman January 18, 2013 at 5:43 PM - Reply

    I love my state of Oklahoma.

  16. Sandra D'Acquisto Endsley January 18, 2013 at 5:44 PM - Reply


  17. Hurshel George January 18, 2013 at 5:45 PM - Reply

    Hate vague announcements where they dont put the SBs for your posts to show others where to read. Here are his 3 SBs currently in the OK Senate. http://okfortearadio.wordpress.com/2013/01/17/dahm-files-legislation-to-safeguard-second-amendment-rights/

  18. Hurshel George January 18, 2013 at 5:49 PM - Reply

    Not real wild about the SB 401 unless he closes up the loop hole for the loophole he is closeing. If you are arrested but not yet convicted of a felony you are still legal. Should read arrested but not yet convicted will have the case reviewed after the trial. So that if you are innocent you dont get another charge, but if you are guilty or plead out to lesser, you get the extra felony for doing it near a school.

  19. Ron Ellis January 18, 2013 at 5:49 PM - Reply

    Hoora! for Oklahoma.

  20. Jimmy Fields January 18, 2013 at 5:52 PM - Reply

    Way to go Oklahoma. Makes me proud to be an Okie.

  21. Gregory Marks January 18, 2013 at 5:56 PM - Reply

    Its about time Oklahoma. Now every state should follow suit.

  22. Kurt Hallaman January 18, 2013 at 6:00 PM - Reply

    I'm so glad to hear this.

  23. Mike Jantz January 18, 2013 at 6:01 PM - Reply

    The bill is SB548.

  24. James Cornell January 18, 2013 at 6:05 PM - Reply

    Love it people need to stand up

  25. Betty Howse January 18, 2013 at 6:08 PM - Reply

    I hope it gets support.

  26. Hank Flemming January 18, 2013 at 6:12 PM - Reply

    It's about time Oklahoma stood up…

  27. Bill Burr January 18, 2013 at 6:19 PM - Reply

    Way to go okla.!

  28. Paul Bressman January 18, 2013 at 6:45 PM - Reply

    Sounds like a winner to me.

  29. Eddie Black January 18, 2013 at 6:52 PM - Reply

    I love the great state of Oklahoma looking after our second amendment

  30. Teri Smart January 18, 2013 at 7:01 PM - Reply

    Thank you finally!!

  31. Roger Smart January 18, 2013 at 7:28 PM - Reply

    Don't think I would ever say this but I'm glad to be a Oklahoman

  32. Darlene Carter January 18, 2013 at 7:37 PM - Reply

    ok-now, wheres the share button on this Roger. I need to put this on my site and also share….

  33. Shane Boydston January 18, 2013 at 7:51 PM - Reply

    http://law2.umkc.edu/faculty/projects/ftrials/conlaw/congpowers.htm goes over the power given to congress by the constitution. The authority to regulate firearms are no where in the aforementioned powers. In fact the writers of this Act were even smart enough to put in that the new guns to be sold have to be clearly marked as made in Oklahoma and couldn't leave Oklahoma so that Congressional powers of interstate commerce doesn't apply.

  34. Philip Freudenberger January 18, 2013 at 8:11 PM - Reply

    This is awesome!!!

  35. Jerry Shropshire January 18, 2013 at 8:28 PM - Reply

    Oklahoma recognizes "rights" and believes in the protection of those "rights" unlike dictators.

  36. Jean Swan-Haas January 18, 2013 at 9:02 PM - Reply

    Proud to be an Okie!….

  37. Flo Morgan January 18, 2013 at 9:25 PM - Reply

    This is why Oklahoma is home for me. Love Oklahoma.

  38. Kathryn Nelson Tracy January 18, 2013 at 9:39 PM - Reply

    Well, we weren't first but we definitely were not last! Way to go, Oklahoma!

  39. Anthony Vasquez January 18, 2013 at 10:55 PM - Reply

    Remember militia. That one word is going to be exposed for something it was not meant to be.

  40. Brett Means January 18, 2013 at 11:31 PM - Reply

    No, it does not. Tenth amendment. So really, it's quite the opposite. State law trumps Federal law. Only when the constitution specifically says the Federal government has powers, does it have power over the States.

  41. Daniel Hayes January 18, 2013 at 11:55 PM - Reply

    this is why I am proud to be an okie…sometimes it takes us some time but when it is all said and done…they know what the people want…wtg stae lawmakers…now lets get it passed and then lets tackle this health bill problem tat the federal government is shoving down our throat…what can we do about that.

  42. Daniel Hayes January 18, 2013 at 11:59 PM - Reply

    im curious how this will affect our standing with the states that recognize the ccl from oklahoma currently there are like 22 or 23 other states that recognize the oklahoma ccl and is valid in those states…will this be affected as well by this new law???

  43. Jim Copeland January 19, 2013 at 12:36 AM - Reply

    I'm glad its finally going, I hope my cousin Mary signs it as soon as it hits her desk!

  44. Aaron 'Suds' Cudnohufsky January 19, 2013 at 1:17 AM - Reply

    Only 47 more states to go!

  45. Jamie Carpenter January 19, 2013 at 1:57 AM - Reply

    what took so long? I'm a okie and I stand up for all my rights! now lets fix the capital with my kids and grandkids taxs and by all means tax me some more.

  46. Jim Copeland January 19, 2013 at 2:02 AM - Reply

    Robert Frantz : Very well said!!

  47. Jeremy Gore January 19, 2013 at 4:14 AM - Reply

    Who does Oklahoma law makers think they are

  48. Kendi Starr January 19, 2013 at 7:02 PM - Reply

    It's not our governments responsibility to protect us. It's governments responsibility to protect our rights and freedoms!!!

  49. Deb Flynn January 19, 2013 at 7:12 PM - Reply

    Thank God it's where I plan to spend my retirement if not sooner.

  50. Dennis Davis January 20, 2013 at 2:04 PM - Reply


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