Friday, March 11, 2011

Oklahoma SB 856 aka "The Anti-Bloomberg Law".

At least, that's my name for it. The official name is the "Fraudulent Firearms Purchase Prevention Act". Taken from the text of the engrossed version of the bill:

A. Any person, who knowingly solicits, persuades, encourages or entices a licensed dealer or private seller of firearms or ammunition to transfer a firearm or ammunition under circumstances which the person knows would violate the laws of this state or the United States is guilty of a felony.


C. Any person who provides to a licensed dealer or private seller of firearms or ammunition what the person knows to be materially false information with intent to deceive the dealer or seller about the legality of a transfer of a firearm or ammunition is guilty of a felony.

Good stuff. Even better, this law would hold Mike Bloomberg accountable for the actions of his goon squads:
D. Any person who willfully procures another to engage in conduct prohibited by this section shall be held accountable as a principal.

Of course there is loophole for Bloomberg to exploit:
E. This section does not apply to a law enforcement officer acting in his or her official capacity or to a person acting at the direction of such law enforcement officer.

Unfortunately the language doesn't specifically exempt state and federal law enforcement officers. So theoretically Bloomberg could easily enlist (read as "buy") the help of any law enforcement agency and still get away with his antics. But the message of the legislation is clear: Outside agitators (especially Mike Bloomberg) should stay out of Oklahoma.

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