OKLAHOMA CITY, Okla. - An Oklahoma lawmaker seems to have found himself in a duel over gun rights.
Last week, State Sen. Nathan Dahm, R-Broken Arrow, filed legislation he's calling the "Piers Morgan Constitutional Right to Keep and Bear Arms Without Infringement Act."
Senate Bill 1473 -- its less colorful title -- would allow anyone to carry a firearm without a license.
“The Second Amendment says the right of the people to keep and bear arms shall not be infringed, and yet when we require our citizens to jump through hoops, pay fees and undergo a process that presumes they’re guilty of something until proven otherwise, their rights are being infringed upon,” Dahm said of the proposed legislation.
Places where guns are currently prohibited, such as schools and government facilities, would continue to be off-limits for firearms, but the proposed legislation would allow Oklahomans to carry anywhere else provided their guns are visible in a holster or sling.
The Piers-bating bill managed to garner the attention of its namesake Thursday, with Morgan tweeting Dahm a testy invite to the TV news personality's CNN show.
Dahm didn't take long to respond.
@piersmorgan Received the email invite from your producer. Working out the details but it looks like Monday evening. We can discuss it then.— Nathan Dahm (@NathanDahm) January 23, 2014
Morgan answered back shortly after with a simple "It's on."
"Piers Morgan Live" airs weeknights at 8 p.m. CST.