One South Central State Is Already Planning On How To Nullify Red Flag Laws

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As you know, gun control advocates keep pushing their foolish pet platform, and with them gaining control of the House of Representatives in the 2018 election, they have aggressively pushed to get more of their dangerous ideas into place.

Fortunately, though, not everyone in our country has fallen prey to the bizarre and misguided fetish for red flag laws. In fact, intelligent people in at least one state are looking ahead for ways to circumvent and to effectively nullify any red flag laws coming from the Federal level if they are passed. Matt Agorist writes,

A bill prefiled in the Oklahoma Senate would prohibit state enforcement of any federal “red-flag” laws, setting the foundation to nullify any such laws in practice and effect.

Sen. Nathan Dahm (R-Broken Arrow) filed Senate Bill 1081 (SB1081) for introduction in the 2020 legislative session. Under the proposed law, the Oklahoma legislature would “occupy and preempt the entire field of legislation in this state touching in any way federal or state extreme risk protection orders against or upon a citizen of Oklahoma to the complete exclusion of any order, ordinance or regulation by any municipality or other political subdivision of this state. “ In effect, only the Oklahoma legislature could pass any type of so-called red-flag law effective in the Sooner State.

The legislation also would declare that any federal red-flag law “which would infringe upon a citizen’s Constitutionally-protected rights including, but not limited to the right to due process, the right to keep and bear arms and the right to free speech, shall be null, void, unenforceable and of no effect in the state of Oklahoma.”

These declarations would have very little effect in practice, but SB1081 includes provisions that would make federal red-flag laws nearly impossible to enforce in Oklahoma. The proposed law would prohibit any  Oklahoma agency or any political subdivision from accepting any federal grants to implement any federal statute, rule or executive order, federal or state judicial order or judicial findings that would have the effect of forcing an extreme risk protection order against or upon a citizen of Oklahoma.

It would also make it a felony offense for any individual, including a law enforcement officer, to enforce a federal red flag law. In effect, this would bar state and local police from enforcing a federal red-flag law.

The federal government relies heavily on state cooperation to implement and enforce almost all of its laws, regulations and acts. By simply withdrawing this necessary cooperation, states and localities can nullify in effect many federal actions.

It’s such a simple solution. If the Federal government passes a red flag law, then the state simply refuses to enforce it, and if no one enforces a law, it doesn’t matter if it is on the books or not. No enforcement means the law, for all practical purposes, doesn’t exist.

Because of the effectiveness of this idea, this may be an idea that you want to push to get passed in your state, as well. Your gun rights may be what you save by doing so.

10 COMMENTS

  1. I have to say that Oklahoma has done a very smart legislative move in their actions on red flag laws. More states should look in to this, including my state of Georgia.

  2. May many more states follow Oklahoma’s example. There have been too many examples of abuse and of over zealous police.

  3. I applaud Oklahoma Legislature in this gun control matter. Gun control laws serve no real purpose but to disarm the populace, making him VULNERABLE to a TYRANNICAL government and the criminal element in society. I do hope that the other states follow suit. Team Trump and his allies 2020 – KAGA (Keep America Great Again).

  4. It’s about time Washington State woke up and got Constitutional again.

    We voted to limit car tags to $30. Then some bureaucrats sued and some f’ing judge said the VOTE of the PEOPLE was not valid until some f’ing court court says it is.
    So voting by the people is worth WHAT? Wish I were a Bureaucratic Dictator or a Sovereign King in a black robe both protected by people with GUNS.

    It’s almost time for the torches and pitch forks.

  5. Every state should protect their citizens with anti infringement laws to protect all of our Rights like this. Any enforcement of any unconstitutional law should be prosecuted against the so called law enforcement agency and officer who tries it.

  6. Good. Even great. But that criminal legislation must be repealed and abolished and taken OFF the books, because, sometime in the future, some jerks can decide to start enforcing it.

  7. Unfortunately, my soon to be former home state of Maryland has already had one citizen killed by police for refusing to hand over his firearms under MD’s red flag law. Police were not even brought up on charges.

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