Last week, the State Senate unanimously passed Senate Bill 1760, which amends
Sykes said the bill would prevent what happened in
Sykes, a lifetime NRA member, said, “I was very pleased to make sure this important issue was addressed in our statutes. “If
The current State of Emergency Riot Control Act in Oklahoma gives the Governor the power to suspend sales of alcohol, impose a curfew, stop public assembling, and close streets and roads as well as stop any ‘such other activities as he reasonably believes should be prohibited to help preserve and maintain life, health, property or the public peace.’ during an emergency.
Martial law is the imposition of military rule by military authorities over designated regions on an emergency basis—(usually) only temporary—when the civilian government or civilian authorities fail to function effectively (e.g., maintain order and security, and provide essential services). When Martial law is declared, habeas corpus is suspended.
Contrary to many media reports at the time, martial law was never declared in
And that didn’t stop New Orleans Mayor Ray Nagin from declaring “martial law” on the evening of August 31, 2005. He in effect suspended habeas corpus and said that
Sykes bill guarantees Oklahoma citizens the right to protect themselves in the event a state of emergency is declared- a fundamental right guaranteed in the U.S. Constitution by the second amendment. Contact your State Representative and encourage them to vote yes on SB #1760.