Firearms Freedom Act
The House of Representatives passed legislation that would allow reforms in Oklahoma manufactured firearms.
House Bill 2021, by State Rep. Sean Roberts, would create the Firearms Freedom Act. It would allow firearms that were manufactured and remain in the state of Oklahoma to be free of any federal laws, taxation, or regulation. These Oklahoma manufactured firearms are required to be clearly marked “Made in Oklahoma.”
“The Firearms Freedom Act would allow for Oklahoma citizens to be free of any federal regulations on any Oklahoma made firearms,” said Roberts, R-Hominy. “The freedom of Oklahoma citizens to be subject to their own taxations, regulations and laws regarding firearms should definitely be made a state matter if it was produced in the state of Oklahoma. Oklahoma citizens should have more of a say in their firearm regulations with state made firearms.”
The regulation of intrastate commerce is vested in the states under the Ninth and Tenth Amendment to the United States Constitution, particularly if not expressly preempted by federal law. The United States Congress has not expressly preempted state regulation of intrastate commerce pertaining to the manufacture on intrastate basis of firearms, firearms accessories and ammunition. The measure passed the House floor by a vote of 79-12.