Government For And By The Few, Part 2 (Broken Oaths)

As I mentioned at the close of “Government For And By The Few, Part 1” we still had a chance to get HJR1026 out of the conference committee during the last week of the session.  Five Republican legislators stood in the way.  We told you we would name names, so here they are.  Senator Don […]

HJR1026 & HB2617 Pass Senate, Go To Conference

Both HJR1026 and HB2617 passed the Senate floor this week and will be sent to Conference Committees to work out differences between the House and Senate.  We expect HB2617 to work through that process easily; however, HJR1026 may be face a bumpier road.  Since Higher Ed has begun fighting it, others have piled on.  Misinformation […]

Legislative Alert: Calls Needed HJR1026

Three bills passed the Senate on Tuesday. April 22.  HB3367 (brings knives under state preemption law), HB2461 (requires local law enforcement to process NFA applications), and HB2539 (broadens and modernizes language on when a person can use deadly force and who a person can use force to protect) all passed the Senate and are going […]

HB2617 To Be Heard; HJR1026 Passes Rules Committee

It appears that Senators Bingman and Schulz truly stepped up for gun owners by persuading Senator Barrington to hear several gun bills on Thursday, among them is HB2617, which we have been asking for over the last week.  This bill will remove almost all unsecured state and local government buildings from the list of prohibited […]

HB2617 In Trouble: Calls Needed

This morning it became clear that Senator Barrington, who is term limited and no longer has to face an election, is showing his true colors this year.  He has, with some arm twisting, allowed some good bills through his committee in the past (he is quick to remind people that we applauded him for doing […]

Gun Bills in Trouble in the Senate

Several gun bills assigned to the Senate Public Safety Committee appear to be in trouble.  Senator Barrington, chairman of the committee, would not commit earlier Tuesday to hear the bills.  Please call Senator Barrington at 405-521-5563 or email him at barrington@oksenate.gov and ask him to hear the following bills this week.  Calls and emails need […]

HJR1026 Among Twelve Bills Going To Senate

We’ve reached the mid-session point when all remaining bills have been sent to the opposite chamber.  The House passed and sent twelve bills to the Senate.  The Senate may prove to be the more difficult chamber for these bills.  The Senate only passed one bill out of committee and it never was brought for a […]

Legislative Update

The first round of committee meetings is in the books.  A total of 19 House bills advanced out of committee.  These bills include OK2A agenda bills such as HB2324 (The Gun Free School Zones nullification bill), Sally Kern’s Common Sense Zero Tolerance bill (aka, the pastry bill), and the K-12 parking lot bill.  Also a […]

2013 State Legislative Wrap-Up

The state legislature adjourned for the year last Friday.  As another session has come and gone, OK2A continues to successfully expand gun-owners’ rights in Oklahoma.  While we did not get everything we wanted and there were some battles, especially with Senate leadership, we did get some important legislation passed. HB1314 was signed by the Governor […]