Oklahoma Lawmaker Introduces Constitutional Carry Bill Titled “Piers Morgan Act”
OK, the full name is the “Piers Morgan Constitutional Right to Keep and Bear Arms Without Infringement Act,” but that just wouldn’t fit into the title of the post.
It’s no secret that the CNN talk show host is no friend to the Second Amendment and would like to see US gun laws go the direction of his native Great Britain. Morgan has often drawn criticism from those who support American’s inherent right to self defense and the ownership of firearms.
Now it looks like Piers might be immortalized forever should a pro-gun bill in Oklahoma become law. According to local media reports, State Sen. Nathan Dahm introduced a bill last week entitled the “Piers Morgan Constitutional Right to Keep and Bear Arms Without Infringement Act” or “Piers Morgan Act” for short.
The bill would allow anyone who is not prohibited from owning a firearm to carry one in public without any sort of license. This is known as “constitutional carry” by most people.
Several other states, including Alaska and Arizona, have similar laws on the books permitting most law abiding citizens to carry firearms without a license.
According to KJRH,
“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 said of the proposed legislation.
Places where guns are currently prohibited, such as schools and government facilities, would continue to be off-limits for firearms, but the proposed legislation would allow Oklahomans to carry anywhere else provided their guns are visible in a holster or sling.
According to tweets by Morgan and Dahm, the two will debate the bill on Morgan’s show on Monday evening.