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Action Alert


To:           OML Members
From:      OML Legislative Department
Date:       April 26, 2017
Subject: SB 6 - Firearm Regulation
 
IMMEDIATE ACTION NEEDED: NEW MUNICIPAL PREEMPTION BILL
  
Following the defeat of HB 2322 yesterday on the Senate floor, a new Floor Amendment has been filed for  SB 6 in the House making it an omnibus firearm bill including new municipal preemption language .  This bill can be voted on this afternoon in the House.
 
Of the eleven (11) new sections in the bill, Section 8 amends 21 O.S. Section 1289.24 by expanding state preemption. In current law, subsection (A)(3)'s preemption language covers the otherwise lawful "open" carrying of a "handgun" under the provisions of the Oklahoma Self-Defense Act. The proposed amendment reads: the otherwise lawful carrying of a "firearm" under the provisions of the Oklahoma Self-Defense Act "or the Oklahoma Firearms Act of 1971".     
 
The new proposed amendment also makes changes to current law in:
 
  • Unlawful Carry                                                                                    
  • Improper Transportation of Firearms
  • Unlawful Carry in Certain Places                                                       
  • Concealed Firearm for Off-Duty Police Officer
  • Convicted Felons and Delinquents                                                    
  • Short Title
  • Conditions Under Which Firearms May Be Carried                           
  • Authority to Issue License
  • Firearms in Vehicles
  • Business Owner's Rights

                                                                  

Please contact your House Member and ask them to vote  NO on SB 6.

To find your Representatives contact information please click here
 
Send copies of any correspondence you have with your legislators to missy@oml.org  or fax to 405-528-7560, attn: Missy for our records. If you need additional information, please call Missy at 405-209-4328 (cell) or at the OML offices at 405-528-7515.


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