Oklahoma City, Oklahoma 73105
For Immediate Release: April 27, 2010
Sen. Randy Brogdon
Brogdon Slams Veto of Oklahoma Firearms
State Sen. Randy Brogdon said he was disappointed
to learn that Gov. Brad Henry had vetoed Senate Bill 1685, the Oklahoma
Firearms Freedom Act. The bill was designed to stop further encroachment
of the federal government on Second Amendment rights by exempting
firearms and ammunition manufactured in Oklahoma from regulations
handed down from Washington D.C.
“The governor claimed this bill would have given criminals
‘easy access’ to guns. That argument is absurd,”
Brogdon said. “Oklahoma law addresses this issue—convicted
felons cannot own guns in our state. The Oklahoma Firearms Freedom
Act would not have changed that state law.”
Under the provisions of Senate Bill 1685, no firearms or ammunition
manufactured in Oklahoma and remaining in the state could be subject
to any federal regulations, including federal registration requirements.
Brogdon, R-Owasso, noted the legislation was approved by wide margins
on bipartisan votes in both the Senate and the House.
“What the governor fails to grasp is that for years, anti-Second
Amendment politicians have been attempting to use federal regulation
as a way to prevent any law abiding citizen from owning firearms,”
Brogdon said. “My legislation would have stopped further federal
attempts to erode our Constitutional right to protect ourselves
and our families.”
Brogdon said he would attempt to override the governor’s veto
of SB 1685 as soon as possible.
“The governor claims to be pro-life then vetoes pro-life bills.
He claims to support the Second Amendment then vetoes legislation
supporting it. Actions speak louder than words—what he says
he believes and what he does don’t add up,” Brogdon
said. “This bill would have given Oklahomans greater protection
for their right to keep and bear arms. I will do everything in my
power to override this veto and make sure this bill becomes law.”
For more information, contact:
Sen. Brogdon: (405) 521-5566