Latest News http://www.edmondson2010.com/latest_news Latest News For Drew Edmondson - Democratic Nomination for Governor http://www.edmondson2010.com/latest_news/details/2010-07-for-drew-edmondson---democratic-nomination-for-govern http://www.edmondson2010.com/latest_news/details/2010-07-for-drew-edmondson---democratic-nomination-for-govern Thu, 22 Jul 2010 16:42:41 -0400 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, <i>The Oklahoma Eagle</i> endorses Drew Edmondson for the Democratic nomination for Governor. Edmondson Embarks on Main Street Tour to Highlight Economic Plans http://www.edmondson2010.com/latest_news/details/2010-07-edmondson-embarks-on-main-street-tour-to-highlight-ec http://www.edmondson2010.com/latest_news/details/2010-07-edmondson-embarks-on-main-street-tour-to-highlight-ec Mon, 19 Jul 2010 15:25:58 -0400 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&rsquo;s future. NRA Political Victory Fund Endorses Edmondson in Governor's Primary http://www.edmondson2010.com/latest_news/details/2010-07-nra-political-victory-fund-endorses-edmondson-in-gove http://www.edmondson2010.com/latest_news/details/2010-07-nra-political-victory-fund-endorses-edmondson-in-gove Fri, 16 Jul 2010 18:51:42 -0400 &ldquo;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,&rdquo; Edmondson said. Edmondson's office rebuffs another bid by Texas entity to take Oklahoma water http://www.edmondson2010.com/latest_news/details/2010-07-edmondsons-office-rebuffs-another-bid-by-texas-entity http://www.edmondson2010.com/latest_news/details/2010-07-edmondsons-office-rebuffs-another-bid-by-texas-entity Fri, 16 Jul 2010 18:49:37 -0400 <font size="3" face="Times New Roman">The U.S. District Court for the Western District of Oklahoma today granted Edmondson&rsquo;s motion to dismiss a Tarrant Regional Water District lawsuit. </font> Linda Edmondson proposes initiative to assist Oklahoma Veterans http://www.edmondson2010.com/latest_news/details/2010-07-linda-edmondson-proposes-initiative-to-assist-oklahom http://www.edmondson2010.com/latest_news/details/2010-07-linda-edmondson-proposes-initiative-to-assist-oklahom Thu, 01 Jul 2010 17:26:21 -0400 <b>Calling access to services </b><b><span style="font-weight: normal">for</span> Oklahoma&rsquo;s service men and women and their families a critical concern, Linda Edmondson today announced she will &ndash; as Oklahoma&rsquo;s next First Lady &ndash; launch an initiative to combat the problem.</b> Edmondson Applauds Supreme Court Handgun Ruling http://www.edmondson2010.com/latest_news/details/2010-06-edmondson-applauds-supreme-court-handgun-ruling http://www.edmondson2010.com/latest_news/details/2010-06-edmondson-applauds-supreme-court-handgun-ruling Tue, 29 Jun 2010 09:58:58 -0400 <font size="3" face="Times New Roman">A United States Supreme Court ruling today means state and local gun laws receive the same 2<sup>nd</sup> Amendment protections as federal laws, Attorney General Edmondson said. </font> <br /><blockquote type="cite"><div> <br /><font size="3" face="Times New Roman">The ruling, from a case styled <i>NRA, Inc, v. City of Chicago</i>, declared unconstitutional the city&rsquo;s requirement that all firearms be registered and its prohibition against the registration of any handgun. </font> <br /><font size="3" face="Times New Roman">Edmondson and a group of 32 other state attorneys general last summer asked the nation&rsquo;s highest court to overturn Chicago&rsquo;s handgun ban.</font> <br /> <br /><font size="3" face="Times New Roman">&ldquo;Chicago was trying to skirt the 2<sup>nd</sup> Amendment by requiring the registration of all firearms while prohibiting the registration of any handgun,&rdquo; Edmondson said. &ldquo;This amounted to a ban on handguns and the court has rightly ruled it unconstitutional.&rdquo; </font> <br /> <br /><font size="3" face="Times New Roman">Edmondson was also active in another handgun case, <i>District of Columbia v. Heller</i>, in which the court ruled unconstitutional the District of Columbia&rsquo;s handgun restrictions which essentially constituted a ban on handguns.</font> <br /> <br /><font size="3" face="Times New Roman">&ldquo;The court struck down the district&rsquo;s ban in the <i>Heller</i> case, but it did not rule as to the 2<sup>nd</sup> Amendment&rsquo;s application at the state and local levels,&rdquo; Edmondson said. &ldquo;Because the District of Columbia is not a state but a federal enclave, we could not effectively use the <i>Heller</i> case as a defense should any of Oklahoma&rsquo;s firearms laws be challenged in court. Today&rsquo;s ruling fills in that gap and provides 2<sup>nd</sup> Amendment advocates an excellent piece of case law should we need it in Oklahoma.&rdquo;</font> <br /> <br /><font size="3" face="Times New Roman">Edmondson said Oklahoma&rsquo;s state constitution, statutes and regulations allow for the possession and use of firearms. </font> <br /> <br /><font size="3" face="Times New Roman">&ldquo;Like many Oklahomans, I support safe and responsible firearm ownership,&rdquo; Edmondson said. &ldquo;Today&rsquo;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&rsquo;s outright ban on handguns crossed the line.&rdquo;</font> <br /> <div align="center"> <br /><font size="3" face="Times New Roman"><b>-30-</b></font><font size="2" face="sans-serif"><br /> </font></div></div></blockquote> Computer memory chip companies settle price-fixing case http://www.edmondson2010.com/latest_news/details/2010-06-computer-memory-chip-companies-settle-price-fixing-ca http://www.edmondson2010.com/latest_news/details/2010-06-computer-memory-chip-companies-settle-price-fixing-ca Mon, 28 Jun 2010 10:21:51 -0400 <font size="3" face="Times New Roman">Attorney General Drew Edmondson and 32 other state attorneys general have entered into an agreement with six computer chip manufacturers to settle concerns the companies conspired to inflate prices.</font> Oklahoma Teamsters Endorse Edmondson in Governor’s Race http://www.edmondson2010.com/latest_news/details/2010-06-oklahoma-teamsters-endorse-edmondson-in-governors-rac http://www.edmondson2010.com/latest_news/details/2010-06-oklahoma-teamsters-endorse-edmondson-in-governors-rac Wed, 23 Jun 2010 16:22:40 -0400 Teamsters locals in Oklahoma City and Tulsa today announced their endorsement of Attorney General Drew Edmondson in the race for Oklahoma governor. Edmondson campaign provides information for Hispanic voters http://www.edmondson2010.com/latest_news/details/2010-06-edmondson-campaign-provides-information-for-hispanic- http://www.edmondson2010.com/latest_news/details/2010-06-edmondson-campaign-provides-information-for-hispanic- Wed, 23 Jun 2010 09:46:52 -0400 <span style="color: black">The &ldquo;Edmondson for Governor&rdquo; home page is the only Web site in the governor&rsquo;s campaign that provides a link for voters conversant in Spanish.</span> Historic Edmondson Jingle Renewed for 21st Century http://www.edmondson2010.com/latest_news/details/2010-06-historic-edmondson-jingle-renewed-for-21st-century http://www.edmondson2010.com/latest_news/details/2010-06-historic-edmondson-jingle-renewed-for-21st-century Tue, 22 Jun 2010 14:24:48 -0400 One of the state&rsquo;s best-remembered campaign jingles is being renewed by Drew Edmondson in his campaign for Governor.