Ok State Sen Nathan Dahm Proposes Legal Firearm Possession in Vehicle Without Additional Permitting

State Senator Nathan Dahm (R-OK) has proposed three pieces of legislation to protect

Oklahoma State Senator Nathan Dahm

Oklahoma State Senator Nathan Dahm

the Second Amendment rights of Oklahomans. State Senate Bill 552 will allow gun owners to “keep a pistol in their vehicle for the purpose of self-defense.” While I haven’t found the direct quote, I heard Dahm on KRMG radio today saying the courts have ruled that our vehicle is equal to our home [my words not his], it is our domicile at that moment, and as such, we should be allowed to keep a  “pistol” (and apparently only a pistol) in our vehicle for self-defense without additional permitting required.

Oklahoma became an “open carry” state in November 2012. I believe I am correct to say that the state does not require a permit to purchase rifles, shotguns or handguns. There is no requirement to register rifles, shotguns or handguns. There is no licensing requirement for owners of rifles and shotguns, but we do need a permit to carry a handgun, open or concealed. I’ll update if I am incorrect.

Dahm proposed two additional bills:

1) Senate Bill 548, the Second Amendment Preservation Act designed to retain our rights to keep and bear arms by “opposing all unconstitutional laws, orders, or regulations imposed by the federal government that violate” those rights;

2) Senate Bill 401 states that a licensed (permitted) gun owner never convicted of a felony, cannot be charged with a felony for possessing a weapon in a Gun-Free School Zone.

I’ll admit that I do not know a lot about gun laws, so perhaps it would not be unusual to carry a handgun in your auto, assuming you are properly permitted to “carry,” but I think this legislation says you do not have to register or receive a permit to keep a legal weapon in your home so, as long as your “pistol” stays in your vehicle, and you are a legal gun owner, the permit to “carry” is not needed.

Here’s an off-the-cuff bio of one of my new heros, Nathan Dahm:

…Before that [serving in Oklahoma’s District 1 for conservative causes] he served with his family as a missionary in the Eastern European nation of Romania. It was in this environment where he learned first-hand of the failures, perils, and evils of socialism.

In addition to his political involvement and missionary service, Dahm’s career has provided him with an appreciation for what really drives and economy; the hard-wor, creativity and innovation in private enterprise. OKR3 believes that Dahm’s appreciation for a free market economy is sorely lacking in many of the current members of Congress.

Nathan Dahm is what Oklahoma, the state wherein every single county voted against Barack Obama, is all about.

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