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Friday, March 30, 2012

Thanks to your active support, Senate Bills 1760 and 1743 passed in the state Senate and will be heard next week by their respective state House committees.  Please continue to encourage state Representatives to support protections to your Second Amendment rights and hunting heritage.

Senate Bill 1760, authored by state Senator Anthony Sykes (R-24) and state Representative T.W. Shannon (R-62), is awaiting a hearing by the House Public Safety Committee.  As previously reported, this “Emergency Powers” bill is necessary to fill the current gap in the language of the state riot control statute to prevent the banning of ownership, possession or transportation of firearms and ammunition during declared states of emergency.  It is important that this language to preserve the self-defense rights of Oklahoma citizens is passed and enacted in this session.

Senate Bill 1743, previously reported here, has been referred to the House Agriculture, Wildlife, and Environment Committee.  Known as the “Landowner’s Hunting Freedom Act," this bill would allow Oklahoma landowners and their guests to use lawfully-possessed suppressors (also referred to as silencers) on firearms for hunting.  This legislation is particularly important as noise complaints are being used more frequently as an excuse to close shooting ranges, informal shooting areas, and hunting lands throughout the country.  Increased use of suppressors will help to eliminate many of these complaints and protect hunting and shooting areas well into the future.  Most importantly, it will help protect hunters hearing.  For more information on firearms and suppressors, click here.

Please contact the appropriate Committee members and urge their support of Senate Bills 1760 and 1743.   House Committee contact information can be found by clicking here

Senate Bill 1420, authored by state Senator Ralph Shortey (R-44) and Representative John Bennett (R-2), will now be sent to the full House for approval. By legalizing use of these devices in specific circumstances, this legislation would expand hunting opportunities for the blind and those who have lost the use of their limbs, such as disabled veterans.    Yesterday, Senate Bill 1420, pro-hunting legislation to legalize the use of laser scoping devices for those with a variety of physical handicaps, passed the House Agriculture, Wildlife and Environment Committee by a unanimous 18 to 0 vote.

Your NRA-ILA will continue to keep you updated on the progress of these firearm freedom bills.

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