Oklahoma's House members largely affirmed the 2nd Amendment in yesterday's floor vote to restore a public policy that individual's right to bear arms will not require special taxes, fees, indoctrinations, or bureaucratic process.
SB1212 by Sen. Dahm and Rep. Sean Roberts refers to the clear language of the US Bill of Rights which forbids any govt. entity from abridging the rights of the free citizen to bear arms.
For several years there have been clear suppressions of the right to bear arms in public. to that end, there have been alarming reports that mass murders tend to happen in gun-free zones.
The facts indicate that even an uncertainty of whether armed citizens are present will serve as a viable deterrent.
Those fundamental, philosophical, and practical arguments were enough to bring passage by a 2-to-1 vote ratio. 14 Republicans refused to support the measure.
The bill was amended in the House, so it goes back to the senate for final passage. It previously passed the senate by a vote of 44-0.
Republicans voting against these 2nd Amendment assurances were; Josh Cockroft, Roger Ford, Alise Hall, Katie Henke, & Pat Ownbey.
A Democrat supporting this bill as Johnny Tadlock.
Walking their Vote
Several more legislators "walked the bill", meaning that they were at the capitol but decided not to go on the record for a vote. those included;
Rep David Perryman was the only absent member, Wednesday.