Bills of goods, the sequel

Credit: Brad Gregg

Well, wouldn’t yah know, we couldn’t get to ’em all. So here are more.

Several bills seek to prohibit the use of “foreign” (read: Sharia) law in court. Speaking of foreigners, a proposal by Rep. Sally Kern, R-Oklahoma, House Bill 1866, would require that a charter school’s board members and top administrators be U.S. citizens.

An avalanche of measures deals with a range of gun rights, including a number that would let people carry loaded firearms in their vehicle — a basic no-no stressed in most gun-safety courses.

Then there’s HB 1775 by Rep. Todd Russ, R-Cordell, which would allow convicted felons to own a gun once they complete their sentence. Rep. Steve Vaughan, R-Ponca City, goes further by allowing anyone with a conviction of assault and battery that “caused serious physical injury to the victim” to have a concealed-carry permit.

long as we’re talking about guns, let’s talk schools. Kern has authored
the Parents’ Rights Act, which would let parents withdraw their kids
from class if they deem any of the curriculum “harmful,” defined as
material that “questions beliefs or practices in sex, morality or

HB 674 by
Rep. Gus Blackwell, R-Laverne, would make it illegal to penalize
students in science class for giving answers based on their beliefs,
likely ensuring that “God did it” will be to essay questions what “C” is
to multiple choice exams.

finally, Rep. Emily Virgin, D-Norman, has introduced legislation that
lays out the purpose of sex education classes. We don’t know whether to
snicker or cry that it took the only Virgin in the Legislature to point
out why sex ed is necessary.

Damn, but we are childish.

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Gazette staff

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