Oklahoma lawmaker's bill would defy federal gun laws

BY RANDY KREHBIEL, TULSA WORLD Modified: January 18, 2013 at 2:48 pm •  Published: January 18, 2013
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A freshman state senator from Broken Arrow has filed legislation challenging the federal government's authority to regulate weapons in any way.

Sen. Nathan Dahm's Senate Bill 548 says that "the 2nd Amendment guarantees an individual right to keep and bear arms free from infringement; that federal acts, laws, orders, rules, regulations, bans, or registration requirements regarding firearms constitute an infringement on the individual right, are not authorized by the Constitution of the United States and violate its true meaning and intent as given by the founders and ratifiers, and are hereby declared to be invalid in the State of Oklahoma, shall not be recognized by this state, are specially rejected by this state, and shall be considered null and void and of no effect in this state."

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