Oklahoma Gov. Kevin Stitt signs anti-red flag gun bill

Oklahoma Gov. Kevin Stitt signs anti-red flag gun bill

Gov. Kevin Stitt, pictured here signing budget bills, signed several more bills into law this week. BARBARA HOBEROCK/Tulsa World OKLAHOMA CITY — Gov. Kevin Stitt signed a number of bills on Tuesday. The new laws, ranging from a controversial gun law to pay raises for certain state employees to space and time for nursing mothers, include: • Senate Bill 1081, an anti-red flag law. Red flag laws allow police to temporarily confiscate guns from people who are deemed to be a danger to themselves or others. • SB 1081, which stops such orders from being exercised in Oklahoma and prohibits the state from accepting any federal money to do so, said Don Spencer, president of the Oklahoma Second Amendment Association. “It is needed because the due process has been ignored in taking firearms from otherwise lawful people,” Spencer said. “All it takes is a mad neighbor or an upset relative to make a claim against a person and have their firearms taken away from them without any … due process.” • SB 1424, which gives a $2 an hour wage increase, or an equivalent amount if not an hourly employee, to certain Department of Corrections employees who were accidentally omitted from raises last year. It would apply to 453 employees. • SB 285, which requires state agencies to provide reasonable paid break time to employees who are lactating and to have a designated room for them to use. • SB 1877, which requires that buildings owned or leased by […]

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