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  • Congressman Jim Bridenstine Supports Shooting Sports and the 2nd Amendment
    Posted in Jim's Blog on February 26, 2016 | Preview rr
    Tags: 2nd Amendment

    Today the House of Representatives passed an important bill for sportsmen and supporters of the 2nd Amendment. HR 2406 will increase opportunities for hunters, anglers, and recreational shooters, eliminate regulatory impediments, and safeguard against new regulations while protecting 2nd Amendment rights. Congressman Bridenstine was congratulated on his support for the legislation by Dianna Muller from Tulsa, a world champion shooting sports competitor. Dianna Muller retired from theTulsa Police... Read more

  • Congressman Jim Bridenstine Supports Constitutional Rights
    Posted in Jim's Blog on January 5, 2016 | Preview rr
    Tags: 2nd Amendment

    Today, President Obama once again usurped the legislative power of Congress by executive overreach. The President’s gun control executive actions will infringe on the 2nd Amendment rights of law-abiding Americans, but do nothing to prevent gun crime and mass shootings. I am confident that his proposals will be challenged in court and ultimately vacated. Obama’s new executive actions on gun control would have not prevented mass shooting tragedies from Columbine to San Bernardino. The executive ac... Read more

  • Congressman Jim Bridenstine Opposes UN Arms Trade Treaty
    Posted in Press Releases on September 26, 2013 | Preview rr
    Tags: 2nd Amendment

    Congressman Jim Bridenstine: Yesterday, President Obama signed America onto the United Nations Arms Trade Treaty (ATT). I have repeatedly opposed the Arms Trade Treaty because it represents a UN assault on the 2nd Amendment and U.S. sovereignty. In March, I signed House Concurrent Resolution 23 opposing the ATT. I have also co-sponsored and supported a number of amendments to appropriations bills prohibiting any taxpayer dollars going for U.S. implementation and compliance activities associated ... Read more

  • Congressman Jim Bridenstine Derides Latest Gun Control Executive Orders
    Posted in Press Releases on September 6, 2013 | Preview rr
    Tags: 2nd Amendment

    Most Americans do not want more gun control. President Obama apparently does not get the message. In late August, the Obama Administration announced two executive orders: End re-importation of “military” weapons sold or donated to our allies Expand background checks to corporations or trusts that buy and register guns These executive orders represent part of the Obama Administration’s response to Congress for not passing gun control legislation in April. Rebuffed by Congress, the President has c... Read more

  • In Support of Recreational Hunting & Fishing on Federal Lands
    Posted in Jim's Blog on July 16, 2013 | Preview rr
    Tags: 2nd Amendment

    As a supporter of gun rights and recreational hunting and fishing, I am pleased to cosponsor HR 1825, the “Recreational Fishing & Hunting Heritage Opportunities Act of 2013”. This bill requires land managers at the U.S. Forest Service and Bureau of Land Management to facilitate use and access for hunting, fishing, and recreational shooting activities on federal lands, making access easier for the sportsmen in the 1st District of Oklahoma. The bill, however, does not include National Park lands a... Read more

  • Congressman Jim Bridenstine Urges No Funding For UN Gun Ban Treaty Comments on State Department Appropriations Bill
    Posted in Press Releases on May 8, 2013 | Preview rr
    Tags: 2nd Amendment

    President Obama once again demonstrated his disregard for the Second Amendment by having the United States vote for the Arms Trade Treaty at the United Nations General Assembly. ATT can only take effect if, first, ratified by the Senate and, then if Congress appropriates funding for its implementation. Along with numerous colleagues, I’ve urged the Appropriations committee to prohibit any funding for implementing ATT or even conducting any activities related ATT or similar international gun ban ... Read more

  • Congressman Jim Bridenstine Supports Gun Rights for Veterans
    Posted in Press Releases on May 3, 2013 | Preview rr
    Tags: 2nd Amendment, Veterans

    I am co-sponsoring a bill to make it easier for veterans to exercise their 2nd Amendment right to keep and bear arms. I’m concerned that some First District veterans are being denied their rights without due process. Since 1999, over 116,000 people in America who receive Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) benefits have been stripped of their constitutional rights simply because VA appointed a fiduciary to act on their behalf. VA's review process for assigning a fiduciary is meant to determine o... Read more

  • Bridenstine on Gun Legislation Being Considered in the Senate
    Posted in Jim's Blog on April 8, 2013 | Preview rr
    Tags: 2nd Amendment

    The so-called "Safe Communities, Safe Schools Act of 2013" will not accomplish its objectives, but it will certainly infringe on our 2nd Amendment rights and make criminals out of law abiding citizens. Many objections have been raised and more will be said after the legislation is actually presented in the Senate. Consider just one example. Under this law, if you let a friend borrow a rifle for a hunting trip and you are not present, you are in violation of federal law. If you borrow a friend's ... Read more

  • Congressman Jim Bridenstine Opposes UN Arms Trade Treaty
    Posted in Press Releases on March 14, 2013 | Preview rr
    Tags: 2nd Amendment

    Congressman Jim Bridenstine is an original cosponsor of Representative Mike Kelly’s (R-PA) bipartisan Concurrent Resolution to oppose the dangerous U.N. Arms Trade Treaty, H. Con. Res. 23. The U.N. Arms Trade Treaty has elicited warnings from numerous legal and foreign policy experts who agree that the treaty, as drafted, poses significant threats to the Second Amendment rights of U.S. citizens. An identical companion resolution, S. Con. Res. 7, was introduced in the U.S. Senate by Senator Jerry... Read more

  • In Response to President Obama's Gun Control Proposals
    Posted in Press Releases on January 17, 2013 | Preview rr
    Tags: 2nd Amendment

    In response to President Obama’s gun control proposals, Congressman Jim Bridenstine (OK D-1) issued a brief statement: "I support the 2nd Amendment. The President's legislative proposals including a ban on various types of guns and magazines violate our Constitutional rights and I will not support such proposals." Read more