A controversial gun bill passed the Oklahoma House of Representatives after much debate at the Capitol between opponents and supporters.
On Wednesday, the Oklahoma House of Representative debated and passed what some are calling the ‘Constitutional Carry Bill,’ Oklahoma 4 News reports.
The Bill allows anyone over 21-years-old without a felony conviction to carry a handgun without a license.
Opponents point out that would mean no background checks would be needed to carry guns.
“Do you think that might be a reason why a vast majority of law enforcement agencies might be against this amendment?” Representative Meloyde Blancett (D) Tulsa asked author Representative Jeff Coody (R) Lawton.
“The Oklahoma State Bureau of investigation gets a great deal of money from the permitting process,” Coody replied, “So they simply are concerned about revenue over the freedom of law abiding citizens.”
Coody argued requiring a gun license only impacts law abiding citizens, because criminals don’t follow the laws anyhow.
“By that same definition do you propose to come out here and say introduce legislation that eliminates speed limits in Oklahoma?” Representative Scott Inman (D) Del City asked.
“There’s nothing in the constitution about cars and driving and it’s not a constitutional right. It’s a privilege,” Coody said, “But the right to self-defense, the right to carry keep and bear arms is a constitutional right.”
A right, Coody argues, that ‘s protected in the second amendment.
“The reason the second amendment is where it is, is because our founders understood how important it was,” Coody said.
The Second Amendment of the United States Constitution reads: “A well regulated Militia, being necessary to the security of a free State, the right of the people to keep and bear Arms, shall not be infringed.” Read about the attack on AR’s and YOUR Freedoms, here.
“I’ve been told so many times by people in favor of gun control: ‘No one is coming to take your guns.’ This explicitly comes for your guns.” ~ Oregon Rep. Bill Post, R-Keizer
Deschutes County Sheriff Shane Nelson publicly opposed the proposal this month, saying Oregon already has laws on background checks and age restrictions. He noted that among those prohibited from buying a gun are convicted felons, those convicted of misdemeanor crimes involving violence, and those found to be mentally ill.
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