Calling all Oklahoma freedom lovers, and gun owners, for some action on Tuesday! Read on, and forward to your friends. Time is of the essence!
THE NEXT STEP FOR STATE SOVEREIGNTY
As you know, Charles Key’s “Tenth Amendment Resolution”, HJR1003, passed unanimously out of committee in the House last week to a standing ovation!
Now, Senator Randy Brogdon has sponsored its twin bill in the Senate, SJR 10.
* SJR 10 reiterates the 10 Amendment of the U.S. Constitution and claims state’s rights. The 10th Amendment reads: “The powers not delegated to the United States by the Constitution, nor prohibited by it to the States, are reserved to the States respectively, or to the people.” SJR 10 reads in part, “THAT this serve as Notice and Demand to the federal government, as our agent, to cease and desist, effective immediately, mandates that are beyond the scope of these constitutionally delegated powers.”
Randy Brogdon has also sponsored the bill SJR 11, rescinding the standing call for a Constitutional Convention. A ConCon could be a devastating blow to liberty in America since the whole Bill of Rights would be up for modification or repeal.
Your job, if you should choose to accept it, is to show up on this Tuesday at the committee that is hearing these bills, and provide visible support for these bills!
Time: At or before 9:00 AM sharp
Date: Tuesday, February 17th
Place: Oklahoma Capitol Building, Room 419-C
Also, if you are in the district of one of the committee members, or if you can’t make it, spend some time writing emails and making phone calls. The list of Judiciary Committee members is here:
Once you have completed this mission, we have a special task for you…
TIME FOR GUN OWNERS TO SPEAK UP!
There are two gun-rights bills that are stuck in the House Public Safety committee, and will be killed on Friday if they are not brought up for a vote. The first, HB1083 by Jason Murphey, would allow veterans of military and law enforcement to carry concealed firearms on the property of public universities. This bill was created in response to the Virginia Tech shootings of 2007. The second, HB1414 by Dr. Mike Ritze, would allow anyone to carry a firearm that is wholly or partially visible, otherwise known as “open carry”, without the state requiring registration of the guns.
We have compiled several informative links below that you may read at your leisure. Right now, the most important thing that you should do happens to be on Tuesday, while at the Capitol. The chair of the Public Safety committee is Sue Tibbs, who was supported by Gun Owners of America when she originally ran for office as a strong pro-gun candidate. She needs to be convinced that people want these bills to be passed. So while you are at the Capitol, get together with your like minded friends who are there to support the Tenth Amendment Resolution and pay her a visit in support of both gun bills! Her office is 303-A. If she isn’t there, be sure to leave a message with her secretary and let her know how strongly you feel about this issue.
Also, please email everyone on the Public Safety committee, especially if your representative is on this committee (if so, they should get a phone call from you!) The committee members can be found here.
And, finally, here are the links we promised:
Bill Would Allow Open Carry
Open Carry In Oklahoma Petition with almost 4000 signatures
Kaye Beach’s blog on Open Carry topics