Tulsa Attorney BlogHB 1002: Sanctuary State for Gun Owners in Oklahoma

Oklahoma Sheriffs May Detain Federal Employees Enforcing Gun Control


legislation lawyer in TulsaVideo Transcribed: Legislation 2023. That’s the topic for today. Hello, I’m Mike Ashworth, a personal injury attorney in Tulsa, Oklahoma. Today, we’re going to go over a specific law that’s been recommended or proposed.

This law was recommended by Representative Olson, who is out of Sequoyah County, Sallisaw area. It’s House Bill 1002. It’s titled An Act relating to firearms; amending 21 O.S. 2021, Section 1289.24e. We don’t need to worry about the rest of this. But here’s what’s important, what’s significant. It is a law that is entitled to the Second Amended Sanctuary State Act. The Second Amendment is the one that allows us, under the Constitution, to bear arms. So we are creating a sanctuary state, not for immigration. This creates a sanctuary state for lawful gun owners. And it says here, and this is part of the trend I’ve been talking about with Oklahoma telling the Feds increasingly, “Mind your own business. We know what we’re doing down here.”

Here it is, “Any federal, state, county, or municipal act, law, executive order, administrative order, court order, rule, policy, or regulation ordering the buyback, confiscation, or surrender of firearms, firearm accessories, or ammunition from law-abiding citizens of this state shall be considered an infringement,” in other words a violation, “on the rights of citizens to keep and bear arms as guaranteed by the Second Amendment of United States Constitution.” Now, here’s where it really gets interesting. The act goes on to read, “The Second Amendment Sanctuary State Act, pursuant to the provisions of this section, a county sheriff shall,” in law, that means will, do, no questions, “the county sheriff shall have the authority to detain or arrest.”

Here it comes, folks, “Any federal employee operating within the county of the jurisdiction of the sheriff while enforcing any federal act, law, executive order, administrative order, court order, rule, policy, or regulation and violation of Subsection B of this section.” Wow. So it’s going to be very, very interesting to watch how this bill does in committee. But given the Constitution of the current legislature and governor, there’s a good chance a version of this bill’s going to pass.

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