OKLAHOMA CITY – State Rep. Josh Cockroft is among 15 bill authors of a measure named the Oklahoma Firearms Freedom Act.
The legislation would assert the Second Amendment rights of Oklahomans by exempting guns or ammunition made in the state from federal regulations. The bill specifies that to qualify for the exemption the guns must be clearly marked as “Made in Oklahoma” and kept within state boundaries.
“I am concerned about the talk coming out of Washington, D.C., about tougher gun control,” said Cockroft, R-Tecumseh. “This bill is meant to address potential federal gun control actions and regulations by limiting federal regulation within Oklahoma borders. I believe the bill has been written in a way that is constitutional and will address potential federal action.”
The bill’s authors are Cockroft and state Reps. Mike Ritze, Sean Roberts, John Bennett, Jadine Nollan, Arthur Hulbert, Mike Reynolds, Jason Murphey, Sally Kern, Lewis Moore, Mike Sanders, Mike Turner, Tom Newell, Dan Fisher and David Brumbaugh.
Today was the final day to file legislation for the 2013 legislative session, which convenes Feb. 4.