POLITICAL ROUNDUP: Some locals insist anti-red flag law necessary

POLITICAL ROUNDUP: Some locals insist anti-red flag law necessary

Oklahoma Gov. Kevin Stitt signed the Anti-Red Flag Act this week, prohibiting municipalities from enacting laws that allow the temporary seizure of firearms from people deemed a danger to themselves or others. Another new gun law passed the Oklahoma Legislature and was signed into law by Gov. Kevin Stitt Tuesday. Red flag laws allow law enforcement or family members to ask a state court to order temporary removal of firearms from people deemed a danger to themselves or others. Senate Bill 1081, also known as the Anti-Red Flag Act, prohibits the state or any city, county or political subdivision from enacting red flags laws. It is considered to be the first of its kind in the country. Similar measures, which vary from state to state, have been passed across the country in places like Oregon, Washington, Colorado, Florida, Maryland, Vermont, Connecticut, California and more. State Sen. Nathan Dahm, R-Broken Arrow, authored Oklahoma’s. "As other states have expanded infringements on the Second Amendment and other rights protected in our U.S. Constitution through their ‘red flag’ laws, I’m thankful we have a governor who has committed to protecting and defending our rights by signing Senate Bill 1081, the Anti-Red Flag Act, into law," said Dahm. "Whether it is passing constitutional carry or opposing these stealthy attempts at denying our due process, I’m honored to be continually leading the charge to defend the rights of Oklahomans and am pleased to see us be the first in the nation to pass this type […]

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