February 20, 2013
In response to proposed federal laws outlawing firearms, legislators in Oklahoma have put forward House Bill 2021, the Firearms Freedom Act. It sailed through a House Public Safety Committee on a 13-0 vote and is one of at least two dozen gun-related bills that are moving through the Legislature.
Sponsors of the bill say the legislation is designed to make sure the federal government does not violate the Second Amendment rights of Oklahomans.
Another bill passed by the committee would allow private schools to institute their own rules on whether teachers and visitors can be armed.
The measures will now move to the House Calendar Committee where they will be scheduled for a vote in the full House.