Oklahoma State Sen. Nathan Dahm is pushing for legislation that would further loosen the state's gun laws. The bill is titled, the "Piers Morgan Constitutional Right to Keep and Bear Arms Without Infringement Act."
Under Senate Bill 1473, citizens over the age of 18 would be able to open carry loaded or unloaded guns without a license for hunting and target shooting. Members of the military and law enforcement would also be covered under the bill; "for practice or performance for entertainment purposes; or for lawful self-defense purposes," KOKH-TV reports.
Piers Morgan of the CNN show "Piers Morgan Live" arrives at the CNN Worldwide All-Star Party, on Friday, Jan. 10, 2014, in Pasadena, Calif. (Photo by Chris Pizzello/Invision/AP)
In a press release, Dahm said: "The Second Amendment says the right of the people to keep and bear arms shall not be infringed, and yet when we require our citizens to jump through hoops, pay fees and undergo a process that presumes they're guilty of something until proven otherwise, their rights are being infringed upon. Senate Bill 1473 simply says Oklahomans can carry firearms in all the places currently allowed by law, but they will no longer be required to obtain a license to do so."
The legislation does not permit gun owners to carry firearms in so-called "gun-free zones," like school and government facilities.
CNN's Piers Morgan was not happy about the bill filed in his name. The TV host took to Twitter Thursday and invited Dahm to debate him on his show if he has the "guts."