OKLAHOMA CITY, Okla. - Firearms and ammunition manufactured in Oklahoma would not be able to be regulated by the federal government under a bill approved by the state House.
The so-called "Firearms Freedom Act" passed the House Tuesday on a 79-12 vote.
The bill states that any state-manufactured firearm "is not subject to federal law, federal taxation or federal regulation" as long as it stays within the state of Oklahoma.
The measure specifically excludes fully automatic weapons or those designed to fire rocket-propelled grenades or other explosive projectiles.
Supporters say the bill is designed to prevent an overreach of the federal government regarding gun rights.
Opponents of the bill say it could eliminate important safeguards.
Former Oklahoma governor Brad Henry vetoed a bill like this one during his final year in office in 2010.