U.S. Senator Jim Inhofe (R), the ranking member of the Senate Armed Services Committee and senior member of the Senate Environment and Public Works Committee, held a town hall meeting in Guthrie Monday morning.
Set in the hangar of the Guthrie-Edmond Regional Airport, the room was arranged with seating but those were quickly filled and leaving others to stand for the 60-minute meeting.
As expected, a hot topic for the morning was gun control legislation.
Inhofe, An avid pilot with over 11,000 flight hours, introduced two amendments Thursday to the Senate Budget Resolution for Fiscal Year 2014 to help protect and preserve the 2nd Amendment rights of law-abiding citizens.
One of those amendments is Amendment 360 which would establish a deficit-neutral reserve fund for the purpose of preventing a federal firearm registry.
“Ongoing efforts by my colleagues in Congress to further restrict gun rights is leading us down a slippery slope towards a national firearm registry,” said Inhofe. “Criminals could care less about the law. A national firearm registry will only give Washington more power to collect information on law-abiding citizens. There is a reason such a registry is currently outlawed as it has the potential to be misused for suppressing Americans’ 2nd Amendment rights.”
Inhofe took questions from the gallery before traveling to the Guthrie Job Corps where he conducted an assembly with the students.