Thursday, October 20, 2016

OK2A gives State Sen. Joseph Silk top award


Oklahoma Second Amendment Association To Present Top Legislative Award to State Senator Joseph Silk at Heritage House Reception in Antlers

(10/19/2016) – Don Spencer, President of Oklahoma Second Amendment Association, will present the Minuteman Legislator of the Year Award to State Senator Joseph Silk (R-Broken Bow) at an event to be held in Silk's honor. The public is welcome and encouraged to attend the event, which will be at 4pm on Monday, October 24th at Heritage House, located at 610 SW D St in Antlers.

Don Spencer stated, "Senator Joseph Silk is a standout in the State Senate, tirelessly and stalwartly defending our 2nd Amendment rights and private property rights. Senator Silk was the Senate author for HJR1009 to update the state constitution to read to "The right to keep and bear arms …shall not be infringed.” This was OK2A’s premiere bill for the 2015 and 2016 session. He was senate author of multiple pieces of legislation to protect rights, from HB2936 which protects landowners from unjust condemnation to HB2637, the Oklahoma Hunting Freedom Act. State Senator Silk is a leader who has demonstrated strongly his commitment to upholding constitutional freedoms."

The award is given to the legislator who "aggressively defends the God-given right of the individual to self-preservation and who advances significant legislation to restore the Second Amendment right of the individual to keep and bear arms." In 2016, that award goes to State Senator Joseph Silk (R-Broken Bow).

State Senator Joseph Silk expressed his strong appreciation for recognition of his work in expanding gun rights. "The Minuteman Award is the capstone of the awards given in protection of our constitutional freedoms of gun and private property rights. With the uncertainties of the national election ahead of us, it is critically important that our state keep in place and add lawmakers who truly understand the absolute need to stand on our state level for state's rights to defend our 2nd Amendment and every freedom the US Constitution affords us."

State Senator Silk is endorsed by multiple groups, due to his strong leadership and accomplishments already in his first two years in office. The NRA, Gun Owners of America and Oklahoma Second Amendment Association have all endorsed Silk for re-election, and Silk earned a rare “A+” top rating from the NRA for his outstanding leadership on gun rights legislation. Silk is also endorsed by the National Federation of Independent Business for his work on creating policies that are friendly to job growth -policies which have resulted in a decrease in unemployment numbers in counties in Southeast Oklahoma. For his conservative, constitutional stands, former Senator, Dr. Tom Coburn and Oklahoma Conservative Pac also endorse Silk’s election.

For more information on Senator Silk, please visit his Facebook page /SenatorJosephSilk. For more information on OK2A, please visit ok2a.org or on Facebook at Oklahoma Second Amendment Association.

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