Wednesday, April 13, 2011

Oklahoma Second Amendment Day

It is the intent of the Legislature to commemorate the date that the United States Supreme Court, in the case of McDonald v. City of Chicago, Illinois, 130 S.Ct 3020 (2010), declared that through the Fourteenth Amendment to the United States Constitution, the Second Amendment right of individuals to bear arms is fully applicable to the states.
HB 1511 states that the Legislature commemorates June 28th of each year as “Second Amendment Day” in Oklahoma.  Commemoration of “Second Amendment Day” has no fiscal impact as state workers or education employees would not receive a state or national holiday off from work to celebrate such a day.
House Bill 1511 passed the Oklahoma House of Representatives 77-0 and passed the state Senate 42-3. Gov. Mary Fallin signed it into law this week.

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