Lowe Concerned as Firearm Legislation Passes House

Mike Seals - February 23, 2021 10:24 pm

State Rep. Jason Lowe

OKLAHOMA CITY – State Rep. Jason Lowe, D-OKC, released the following statement today after House Bill 1630 passed the House floor Monday with a partisan vote of 78-18. House Bill 1630 modifies the provisions of the Oklahoma Self-Defense Act, streamlining the firearm licensing process.

“As lawmakers, we have a responsibility to enact policy that keeps Oklahoma communities safe,” said State Rep. Jason Lowe, D-OKC. “By removing the ability for the Oklahoma State Bureau of Investigation to examine medical records in the firearm renewal process, we are opening up the door for individuals with a history of mental illness or propensity for violence to carry firearms. I am committed to standing against policies that put Oklahomans’ lives at risk and threaten the rights of safe and responsible gun owners. House Bill 1630 does both.”

 

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