OKLAHOMA CITY, Okla. (CBS Houston) – Legislation recently filed by state Sen. Nathan Dahm would, if passed into law, eliminate the need for gun-carrying state residents to obtain a license.
Senate Bill 1473 – also referred to by Dahm as the “Piers Morgan Constitutional Right to Keep and Bear Arms Without Infringement Act” – would, according to the senator, “reaffirm Oklahomans’ Second Amendment rights.”
The bill suggests that all state residents over the age of 18 should be allowed to carry guns – loaded and unloaded alike – without having to first secure any sort of license, according to KOKH 25.
“The Second Amendment says the right of the people to keep and bear arms shall not be infringed, and yet when we require our citizens to jump through hoops, pay fees and undergo a process that presumes they’re guilty of something until proven otherwise, their rights are being infringed upon,” Dahm was quoted as saying by the station in a press release on the matter.
He continued, “Senate Bill 1473 simply says Oklahomans can carry firearms in all the places currently allowed by law, but they will no longer be required to obtain a license to do so.”
Morgan responded to news of the bill through his official Twitter account. He referred to the proposal as “unbelievable” and invited Dahm to debate its merits on his show – “if [he has] the guts.”
— Piers Morgan (@piersmorgan) January 23, 2014
Dahm accepted is expected to appear on the show Monday night.