Fair and Biased: Stitt signs an anti-red flag law!

Fair and Biased: Stitt signs an anti-red flag law!

Before the Oklahoma legislature adjourned on Friday, they passed Senate Bill #1081, an anti ‘Red Flag’ bill. Authored by Sen. Nathan Dahm, (R-Tulsa) and Rep. Jay Steagall, (R-Yukon), the bill was signed into law by Governor Kevin Stitt on Saturday. The new law prevents Oklahoma cities and towns from enacting policies that would allow a court or other entity to restrict gun access to people who they deem to be an imminent danger. The bill passed the House 77-14 and the Senate 34-9. “This bill would stop any action from the federal government or even from local or state authorities that would infringe on the Second Amendment rights of our citizens,” Steagall said. The bill is said to be the first of its type in the nation. Critics of the bill said it was unnecessary because Oklahoma municipalities are already prevented from engaging in gun control. Two thoughts: First, gun control is a fundamental plank in the Democrat platform. Their platform states: We recognize that the individual right to bear arms is an important part of the American tradition, and we will preserve Americans’ Second Amendment right to own and use firearms. We believe that the right to own firearms is subject to reasonable regulation. Their ‘reasonable regulation’ includes banning of assault rifles and more background checks. So much for not infringing. The Republican Party platform states: We believe the 2nd Amendment and all the rights guaranteed by it should enable law-abiding citizens throughout the country to own firearms […]

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