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SB 1685 - Oklahoma Firearms Freedom Act - Key Vote

Oklahoma Key Votes

John Ford voted Yea (Override of Veto) on this Legislation.

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Stage Details

Legislation - Veto Override Failed (Senate) (28-16) - (Key vote)

Title: Oklahoma Firearms Freedom Act

Vote Smart's Synopsis:

Vote to override a veto of a bill that would exclude Oklahoma-made firearms, firearm accessories, and ammunition that remains within state boarders from federal law and regulation.

-Specifies that generic and insignificant parts that have other manufacturing or consumer product applications incorporated into a firearm, a firearm accessory or ammunition manufactured in Oklahoma, do not subject the firearm, firearm accessory or ammunition to federal regulation (Sec. 4). -Defines "generic and insignificant parts" as parts that include, but are not limited to, springs, screws, primers, nuts and pins (Sec. 3). -Specifies that basic materials, such as unmachined steel, unshaped wood, gunpowder and primers are not deemed firearms, firearm accessories or ammunition and are not subject to congressional regulation (Sec. 4). -Specifies that firearms accessories that are imported to Oklahoma from another state and that are subject to federal regulation as being in interstate commerce do not subject a firearm to federal regulation when they are attached to or used in conjunction with a firearm in Oklahoma (Sec. 4). -Establishes that a firearm manufactured or assembled in Oklahoma must have the words "Made in Oklahoma" stamped on a central metallic part (Sec. 5). -Prohibits the application of certain provisions of this act to (Sec. 6):
    -A firearm that cannot be carried and used by one person; -A firearm that has a bore diameter greater than one and one-half (1 ½) inches and that uses smokeless powder, not black powder, as a propellant; or -Ammunition with a projectile that explodes using and explosion of chemical energy after the projectile leaves the firearm.
-Requires the Oklahoma Department of Commerce to collaborate with an Oklahoma institution of higher education that offers a gunsmith curriculum to develop strategies to recruit a firearms manufacturer to locate within Oklahoma (Sec. 7). -Establishes that the act shall take effect and be in full force immediately from and after its passage and approval (Sec. 8).


Legislation - Vetoed (Executive) -

Title: Regarding Gun Rights

Legislation - Bill Passed (House) (81-14) -
Legislation - Bill Passed (Senate) (39-3) -
Legislation - Introduced (House) (28-16) -

Title: Regarding Gun Rights


  • Randy Brogdon (OK - R) (Out Of Office)
  • Charles Key (OK - R) (Out Of Office)


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