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Oklahoma: Committee Action Deadline Brings Legislative Agenda into Focus

Monday, April 11, 2011

Last week, another deadline passed in the Oklahoma legislative process, as bills not passed out of committee will lie dormant until next year. Here is an update on a number of pro-gun bills this session:

NRA-backed House Bill 1652, the “Parking Lot/Employee Protection” expansion bill, passed in the Senate Rules Committee last week and now heads to the Senate floor. The bill would allow concealed carry permit holders to lock their firearms in their vehicles on technology center campuses, as well as parking lots set aside for use by a governmental entity and professional sporting events. HB 1652 is authored by state Representative John Enns (R-41) and is sponsored by state Senator Steve Russell (R-45).

House Bill 1439, a “Castle Doctrine” expansion bill, passed in the Senate Public Safety Committee last week. HB 1439 expands the right to use deadly force if necessary by the owner, manager or employee of a business against an intruder, when there is reasonable fear of imminent peril of death or great bodily harm. This “Castle Doctrine” expansion bill, authored by state Representative Steve Vaughan (R-37), now heads to a vote in the full Senate.

Please contact your state Senator and respectfully urge his or her support of HB 1652 and HB 1439!  To locate your state Senator and their contact information, please click here.

Senate Bill 858
, the NRA-backed “Firearm Owner Privacy Protection Act,” did not pass out of committee in the House before last week’s committee deadline and will be dormant until next year’s session. The “Firearm Owner Privacy Protection Act” would prohibit medical practitioners from requiring patients to divulge information about private firearm ownership. SB 858 would also prevent healthcare practitioners from denying healthcare to patients who refuse to disclose such information about firearms, ammunition or storage methods. SB 858 was authored by Senator Steve Russell and sponsored in the House by state Representative Mike Ritze (R-80).

Senate Bill 129, an “Open Carry” bill also authored by Senator Steve Russell, was withdrawn for this session for further work next year. SB 129 would have allowed the open carrying of firearms at the same locations that allow concealed firearms by persons 18 years or older.  It was sponsored in the state House by state Representative Leslie Osborn (R-47).

Senate Bill 856, the “Fraudulent Firearms Purchase Prevention Act,” was signed into law by Governor Mary Fallin (R) on April 7. Authored by Senator Steve Russell, SB 856 protects lawful firearm retailers from illegal gun sting operations such as those by anti-gun New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg. SB 856 passed unanimously in both the state Senate and House, and was sponsored by state Representative Paul Wesselhoft (R-54).

The NRA will continue to keep you updated on these and other bills throughout the rest of this legislation session!

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Maryland: House Passes Pro-Carry Legislation

Tuesday, March 21, 2017

Maryland: House Passes Pro-Carry Legislation

Yesterday, the Maryland House of Delegates passed House Bill 1036 by a 97-41 vote.

The Washington Post Gives Gun Control Group and U.S. Senator Three Pinocchios on Suppressors

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Friday, March 24, 2017

The Washington Post Gives Gun Control Group and U.S. Senator Three Pinocchios on Suppressors

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Ohio: Critical Self-Defense Law Takes Effect Today!

Tuesday, March 21, 2017

Ohio: Critical Self-Defense Law Takes Effect Today!

Today, March 21, the provisions of the critical self-defense legislation, Sub. Senate Bill 199, go into effect.  Thanks to your active involvement last session, this bill was signed by Governor Kasich last December.  This law ...

Illinois: Gun Seizure Bill Could be Heard by House at Any Time

Tuesday, March 21, 2017

Illinois: Gun Seizure Bill Could be Heard by House at Any Time

The Illinois House of Representatives could consider House Bill 2354 at any time.

Arkansas Action Needed: Anti-Gun Bill Which Undermines Concealed Carry Headed to House

Thursday, March 23, 2017

Arkansas Action Needed: Anti-Gun Bill Which Undermines Concealed Carry Headed to House

Today, the Arkansas Senate passed Senate Bill 724, an anti-gun bill which undermines some of the key advancements made with the passage and enactment of House Bill 1249.  SB 724 is now headed to the ...

Oklahoma: Multiple Pro-Gun Bills Passed Out of the House

Friday, March 24, 2017

Oklahoma: Multiple Pro-Gun Bills Passed Out of the House

This week, the Oklahoma House of Representatives passed multiple pro-gun bills, including House Bill 1721, House Bill 2323, and House Bill 2322. 

Utah: Governor Signs Self-Defense Legislation into Law

Thursday, March 23, 2017

Utah: Governor Signs Self-Defense Legislation into Law

Tonight, Governor Gary Herbert signed House Bill 198 into law.

Trump’s Supreme Court Nominee Embraces Heller and Originalism During Senate Hearings

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Friday, March 24, 2017

Trump’s Supreme Court Nominee Embraces Heller and Originalism During Senate Hearings

Judge Neil M. Gorsuch, President Trump’s pick to replace the late Justice Antonin Scalia on the U.S. Supreme court, asserted during his confirmation hearings this week that Scalia’s landmark Second Amendment opinion in District of ...

Nevada: Senate Passes Anti-Gun SB 115

Wednesday, March 22, 2017

Nevada: Senate Passes Anti-Gun SB 115

Yesterday, March 21, the Senate passed anti-gun Senate Bill 115 with a 12-9 vote.  SB 115 was sent to the Assembly for further consideration.  Sponsored by state Senator Moises Denis (D-2), SB 115 would expand the list ...

Maryland: Pro-Carry Legislation Pending Final Vote on House Floor

Monday, March 20, 2017

Maryland: Pro-Carry Legislation Pending Final Vote on House Floor

Today, the Maryland House of Delegates passed House Bill 1036 on second reading.

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