Oklahomans now have another day to celebrate freedom: June 28 of each year is now “Second Amendment Day” in Oklahoma.
June 28 is the date of the United States Supreme Court decision striking down Chicago’s decades-old gun ban and recognizing that the Second Amendment of the United States Constitution is applicable to the states. The high court ruled in favor of the Second Amendment by a razor thin 5 to 4 vote.
House Bill 1511 received an overwhelming show of bipartisan support, passing in the House of Representatives unanimously, 77 to 0 and passing in the Senate 42 to 3. HB 1511, designating "Second Amendment Day," was authored by state Representative Steve Vaughan (R-37) and state Senator Frank Simpson (R-14).