Oklahoma City, OK 73105
For Immediate Release: March 27, 2013
Sen. Dan Newberry
Newberry applauds Coburn, Inhofe for defending Second Amendment
Dan Newberry this week applauded U.S. Sens. Tom Coburn and Jim
Inhofe for defending the Second Amendment rights of Oklahomans,
as controversial legislation expanding background checks and limiting
ownership rights may soon be heard in the U.S. Senate.
Among other restrictions, the proposed legislation would establish
new limits on magazine capacity, and expand background check requirements
for gun ownership. Newberry said the dedicated opposition of Coburn
and Inhofe contributed to the decision of Senate Democrats to shelve
a proposed assault weapons ban.
“Senators Coburn and Inhofe should be credited for their efforts
to protect our Second Amendment rights,” said Newberry, R-Tulsa.
“A broad majority of Oklahomans will stand with them whenever
they oppose universal background checks, assault weapons bans, and
magazine limits. We are proud of our conservative roots and are
honored to have their representation in Washington.”
Newberry noted the assault weapons ban has been dropped despite
pressure from the Obama administration, which supports both the
ban and universal background checks.
“I am tremendously grateful for the leadership of our Senators
on Second Amendment issues,” Newberry said. “They understand
these restrictions only make the process more cumbersome for law-abiding
citizens and do nothing to keep weapons out of the hands of criminals.
The United States Constitution protects the right of Oklahomans
to own firearms for their self-defense and sporting, and we must
be vigilant in our defense of that right.”
For more information, contact:
Sen. Newberry: (405) 521-5600