Nathan Dahm Blog

This year during our legislative session I had the opportunity to give regular updates on KFAQ Thursday mornings. It was an honor to be invited by Pat Campbell to participate on his show and help keep his listeners informed about the happenings at the State Capitol.

If you missed any of the live broadcasts you can find links below to archives of the last two shows along with a description of the topic being discussed. I can’t thank Pat Campbell enough for including me, and would …

Session is winding down and our attention has been on the budget, conference committee reports, and House amendments.

We have spent a majority of our time this past week in the Joint Committee on Appropriations and Budget as well as the General Conference Committee on Appropriations trying to choose how best to close the $611 million budget gap.

If a budget agreement can be reached early this coming week, we should be able to adjourn early this Friday, May 22 – saving the state from having to pay for …

Session is racing by with only five or six weeks left depending on when we adjourn. If we can get all of the bills taken care of and a budget approved, we could possibly end session early, which would save the state money.  Given our revenue shortfall, every penny we can save is a blessing.

As of Friday morning, the governor had signed nearly 70 bills including HB 1749, which I carried in the Senate.  It prohibits any state agency from making payroll deductions on behalf …

We’re entering into the sixth week of session and the deadline for bill consideration by the full Senate.  Of the 850 bill that were filed, only 400 made it through the committee process.

Fifteen of my bills were approved in committee.  Eleven of those have already been approved by the full Senate and are now awaiting consideration in House committees.

SB 56 removes the requirement of including a social security number on an application for a firearm.  SB 86 expands the documents that can be used to prove a voter’s …

UPDATE: Piers Morgan Act and upcoming session

UPDATE: Piers Morgan Act and upcoming session
Many people have asked for an update regarding the “Piers Morgan Act”. Fortunately, the bill helped to accomplish the goal of emphasizing the changes needed in Oklahoma to better protect our rights to self-defense as protected by the 2nd Amendment. Unfortunately, there are some in the Senate that believe our current gun laws are “good enough like they are”. It is due to this attitude that one committee chairman has been refused to grant hearings to almost every bill dealing with …

Tune in Tonight to The Piers Morgan Show

Tune in live tonight at 8pm to CNN as Senator Dahm explains his new bill on The Piers Morgan Show.

The bill, called the “Piers Morgan Constitutional Right to Keep and Bear Arms Without Infringement Act”, is a gun legislation that will strengthen Second Amendment rights.  It will hit the OK State Senate floor early this year to be voted on.

 

Senator Nathan Dahm has filed legislation to allow law-abiding citizens to carry firearms without a license as an effort to reaffirm Oklahomans’ Second Amendment rights.  Under this act, a person age 18 or older would be able to open carry loaded or unloaded shotguns, rifles and pistols without a license for hunting, target shooting or other such events.  It would also be allowed for events related to military or law enforcement functions; for practice or performance for entertainment purposes; or for lawful self-defense purposes.  Places …

While the Oklahoma legislature can’t pull the plug on the National Security Agency (NSA), Senator Nathan Dahm believes the state does have the ability to make it more difficult for them to use unconstitutionally gathered information against citizens. The legislation would prohibit any government entity at the local, county, or state level from providing assistance to the NSA.  It would also forbid employees of local, county and state government agencies and jurisdictions, as well as corporations doing business with them, from helping entities such as the …

Voter Guide Recommendations

Many people have asked about how they should vote in the upcoming election seeing as there is much more on the ballot than just the presidential election. We also have 6 state questions, 2 Tulsa County propositions, and many judges to vote to retain or not. While different people will both agree and disagree with these suggestions, they are simply suggestions. You must ultimately decide how to cast your ballot, and this information is provided so that you can be better informed when you vote. …

Swearing-in Ceremony for Nathan Dahm and other newly elected State Senators

Many people have asked for the details regarding the upcoming swearing-in ceremony. Check back here for any additional details that may be added, but here are the specifics we know so far:
Oklahoma Senate Swearing-in Ceremony * Wednesday, November 14th, 2012 at 1200 noon * Oklahoma Capitol Building –
Senate Chamber * 2300 North Lincoln Boulevard * Oklahoma City, OK 73105

The event is free and open to the public, so please plan on joining us and invite others along as well! Special thanks to all who made this day possible.