Posted 16:42PM on July 22 2010
Because of his long advocacy as a leader who has often taken on the role of the defender of those with little voice and for his clear vision of a better Oklahoma, The Oklahoma Eagle endorses Drew Edmondson for the Democratic nomination for Governor.
Posted 15:25PM on July 19 2010
In the final full week before the July 27 primary, Drew Edmondson today launched a 24-city tour to highlight his plan to get Oklahoma on the move again by setting priorities for job growth, education and other topics critical to the state’s future.
Posted 18:51PM on July 16 2010
“I am pleased to have this important endorsement, which signifies my lifetime commitment to upholding the U.S. Constitution and protecting our Second Amendment freedoms,” Edmondson said.
Posted 18:49PM on July 16 2010
The U.S. District Court for the Western District of Oklahoma today granted Edmondson’s motion to dismiss a Tarrant Regional Water District lawsuit.
Posted 17:26PM on July 01 2010
Calling access to services for Oklahoma’s service men and women and their families a critical concern, Linda Edmondson today announced she will – as Oklahoma’s next First Lady – launch an initiative to combat the problem.
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Posted 09:58AM on June 29 2010
A United States Supreme Court ruling today means state and local gun laws receive the same 2nd Amendment protections as federal laws, Attorney General Edmondson said.
The ruling, from a case styled NRA, Inc, v. City of Chicago, declared unconstitutional the city’s requirement that all firearms be registered and its prohibition against the registration of any handgun. Edmondson and a group of 32 other state attorneys general last summer asked the nation’s highest court to overturn Chicago’s handgun ban. “Chicago was trying to skirt the 2nd Amendment by requiring the registration of all firearms while prohibiting the registration of any handgun,” Edmondson said. “This amounted to a ban on handguns and the court has rightly ruled it unconstitutional.” Edmondson was also active in another handgun case, District of Columbia v. Heller, in which the court ruled unconstitutional the District of Columbia’s handgun restrictions which essentially constituted a ban on handguns. “The court struck down the district’s ban in the Heller case, but it did not rule as to the 2nd Amendment’s application at the state and local levels,” Edmondson said. “Because the District of Columbia is not a state but a federal enclave, we could not effectively use the Heller case as a defense should any of Oklahoma’s firearms laws be challenged in court. Today’s ruling fills in that gap and provides 2nd Amendment advocates an excellent piece of case law should we need it in Oklahoma.” Edmondson said Oklahoma’s state constitution, statutes and regulations allow for the possession and use of firearms. “Like many Oklahomans, I support safe and responsible firearm ownership,” Edmondson said. “Today’s ruling does not negate sensible regulations, like prohibiting possession by felons and keeping guns out of schools, nor should it. Cities and states should have the authority to pass reasonable firearm restrictions as necessary for public safety, but Chicago’s outright ban on handguns crossed the line.”
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