Oklahoma City, OK 73105
For Immediate Release: January 17, 2013
Dahm files legislation to safeguard Second Amendment rights
Dahm has filed three proposals to protect the Second Amendment
rights of Oklahomans to keep and bear arms. Dahm said the Constitution
provides clear protections to gun owners, but if lawmakers are not
diligent, those protections can easily come under attack by proponents
of big government.
“Oklahomans understand that the right to keep and bear arms
is intrinsic to our cultural identity,” said Dahm, R-Broken
Arrow. “Our nation’s founders intended the Second Amendment
to protect the right of individuals to own guns, and it is critical
for lawmakers to be diligent in our protection of that right. This
legislation furthers our efforts to protect Oklahomans from federal
Dahm has filed Senate Bill 548, the Second Amendment Preservation
Act, legislation that will protect the right of Oklahomans to keep
and bear arms by opposing all unconstitutional laws, orders, or
regulations imposed by the federal government that violate the individual
right to keep and bear arms as guaranteed in the Second Amendment.
Also filed by Dahm, Senate Bill 401 states that licensed gun owners
who have not been convicted of a felony will not be charged with
a felony for possessing a weapon in a Gun-Free School Zone. The
measure will close a loophole created by federal law, and protect
law-abiding Oklahomans from wrongfully being charged with a felony.
Senate Bill 552 will allow any Oklahoman 21 years of age or older,
and who is not a convicted felon, to keep a pistol in their vehicle
for the purpose of self-defense.
“When we were sworn in, we took an oath to support and uphold
the Constitution, and I intend to do just that,” Dahm said.
“A broad majority of Oklahomans oppose gun restrictions, and
expect their elected officials to defend their Second Amendment
rights. With federal authorities currently considering gun restrictions,
we must be diligent.”
For more information contact:
Sen. Dahm: (405) 521-5551