Legislation & Issues

I oppose any and all efforts to mandate gun control on law-abiding citizens.  I staunchly support gun ownership and, as a gun owner myself, I believe we have a constitutional right to do so.

The Second Amendment recognizes the right of individual, law-abiding citizens to own and use firearms.

I have consistently fought to ensure the right to bear arms guaranteed by the Second Amendment of the U.S. Constitution is not infringed upon. When federal bureaucrats and unelected judges restricted the Second Amendment in national parks. I authored a provision of law [Section 512 of Public Law 111-24] to reaffirm the right of law abiding Americans to carry firearms to protect themselves and their families when visiting national parks. When Congress sought to pass a bill that threatened to unfairly deny some veterans the right to bear arms, I successfully fought to make changes to the bill to ensure that the rights these vets fought and sacrificed for would not be denied to them.  I also was a cosponsor of the Protection of Lawful Commerce in Arms Act which was signed into law in 2005 and will shield gun manufacturers from frivolous lawsuits intended to limit gun ownership.

Congress does not have the authority to decide what firearms Americans should be able to possess for lawful purposes.  I support allowing national concealed carry reciprocity, shielding gun manufacturers from frivolous lawsuits, repealing the unconstitutional gun restrictions in our nation's Capital and other measures designed to preserve the right of law-abiding Americans to protect themselves and their families.


Click here to read about Dr. Coburn's Gun Amendments 1067 and 1068, ensuring that visitors to National Park Service (NPS) and U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (FWS) public lands can possess firearms in accordance with federal, state, and local law. Click here for additional information on these amendments.   

Click here to read about Dr. Coburn's Negotiated Changes for the National Instant Criminal Background Check System Improvement Amendments Act of 2007 (H.R. 2640, P.L. 110-180).

Click here for a statement in the record on Dr. Coburn’s opposition and amendments to the National Instant Criminal Background Check System Improvement Amendments Act of 2007 (H.R. 2640, P.L. 110-180).

Click here to read about Dr. Coburn's objections to the NICS Improvement Amendments Act of 2007 (H.R. 2640).

Click here to read the May 8th, 2009 newsletter addressing the protection of Second Amendment rights under the new Administration.

Click here for a list of amendments offered by Dr. Coburn to protect liberty and individual freedom.

Click here to read the 2008 oversight report, "Justice Denied: Waste and Mismanagement at the Department of Justice". 

Press Releases & Floor Action

July 2014
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7/8/14 Dr. Coburn files amendments to S. 2363, the Sportsmens' Bill
May 2013
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5/7/13 Dr. Coburn Offers Amendments to the Water Resources Development Act
April 2013
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4/17/13 Dr. Coburn Speaks on the Senate Floor Regarding His Amendment to Replace the Manchin-Toomey Proposal
4/17/13 Dr. Coburn Files Amendment to Replace Manchin-Toomey
4/12/13 Why I’m Fighting to Protect Gun Rights
4/12/13 Dr. Coburn Pens Letter to Senate Colleagues on Gun Control Legislation
4/11/13 Dr. Coburn’s Statement on Vote to Begin Debate on Second Amendment Issues
4/11/13 Duplication Nation and Gun Legislation
4/10/13 Dr. Coburn’s Statement on Manchin-Toomey Proposal
4/10/13 Dr. Coburn’s Statement on Manchin-Toomey Proposal
4/10/13 Coburn Statement on USPS Board of Governors Decision to Back Away From Modified Delivery
January 2013
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1/16/13 Dr. Coburn’s Statement on President Obama’s Gun Control Proposals
1/16/13 Dr. Coburn’s Statement on President Obama’s Gun Control Proposals
November 2012
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11/26/12 Reid Blocks Vote on Amendment to Protect Veterans’ Second Amendment Rights
11/26/12 Dr. Coburn's Amendments to the Sportsmen's Bill
October 2012
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10/15/12 Coburn Releases Annual Report Highlighting Some of the Most Wasteful Government Spending in 2012
10/9/12 WASTEBOOK 2012
September 2012
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9/21/12 Coburn on Lack of Leadership in Congress: America Deserves Better
August 2012
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8/1/12 Dr. Coburn Hosting Town Hall Meetings Across Oklahoma
May 2012
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5/15/12 Dr. Coburn Illustrates the Oversized Web of the Federal Government
March 2012
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3/8/12 Senate to Vote on Coburn Duplication Amendment #1738 to the Highway Bill, S.1813
February 2012
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2/28/12 Sens. Coburn, Collins, & Lieberman Say Annual GAO Report Exposes More Duplication in the Federal Budget, Less Responsibility Coming Out of Washington
2/28/12 Senator Coburn to Testify at House Committee on Oversight and Governmental Reform Hearing Today on Annual GAO Report Addressing Duplication & Overlap in the Federal Government
January 2012
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1/30/12 Dr. Coburn to Host Town Hall Meeting in Edmond on Saturday, February 4th
November 2011
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11/29/11 Dr. Coburn: No Real Decrease in Spending When Sequestration is Carried Out, It's Time to Stop Lying to the American People
October 2011
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10/7/11 CRS Report on Majority Leader Reid Limiting Debate by Filling the Amendment Tree
10/5/11 Dr. Coburn Launches “Back in Black” Online Survey
July 2011
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7/31/11 Dr. Coburn on Raising the Debt Limit: We Can't Play Games Anymore
7/31/11 Dr. Coburn on Raising the Debt Ceiling: Full Transcript
7/27/11 9,000,000,000,000 Ways to Balance the Budget
7/21/11 Dr. Coburn on the Floor: "We Have a Solution...Let's Not Let Vanity Get in the Way"
7/18/11 Dr. Coburn Releases $9 Trillion Deficit Reduction Plan
June 2011
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6/22/11 Dr. Coburn Introduces Bill to Restore Constitutional Limitations on Congressional Power
February 2010
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2/22/10 Guns in Parks Fact Sheet
May 2009
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5/12/09 Senate Accepts Dr. Coburn’s Amendment to Protect Second Amendment Rights; States’ Rights
5/12/09 Dr. Coburn offering his amendment to protect the Second Amendment rights under the Credit Cardholders' Bill of Rights Act of 2009
5/12/09 Coburn Gun Amendments 1067 and 1068
February 2009
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2/25/09 Dr. Coburn Offers Amendment To restore Second Amendment rights in the District of Columbia & Eliminate Federal Income Taxes on D.C. Residents
June 2008
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6/26/08 Coburn Applauds Supreme Court for Ruling that Reaffirms the Second Amendment as an Individual Right
January 2008
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1/29/08 Dr. Coburn's Federal Land Bill Amendments
July 2005
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7/29/05 Dr. Coburn Votes to Block Frivolous Lawsuits Against Gun Manufacturers
7/27/05 Dr. Coburn Supports Legislation To Protect Americans’ Gun Rights
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