Were talking about the Oklahoma legislative session.
Each year, bills are filed that, in the kindest of terms, could best be described as paste-eaters. Last years winner, hands down, was a proposal to ban the use of fetuses in food. It never made it to a vote, so be extra cautious with those baby back ribs, folks.
This year, there are some new ones as well as old favorites.
So-called covenant marriage is an old hit getting new play this year, thanks to Sen. Josh Brecheen, R-Coalgate, and Sen. Patrick Anderson, R-Enid. People entering into a covenant marriage would have a harder time getting a divorce with the no fault option taken off the table.
Senate Bill 93, also by Anderson, would declare the federal Affordable Care Act null and void in the Sooner State, while SB 203 by Sen. Nathan Dahm, R-Broken Arrow, would make federal enforcement of it a felony punishable by up to five years in prison.
SB 176 seeks to allow concealed-carry weapons in public meetings held by government officials.
Anderson wants to take it a step further. His SB 105 would let concealed weapons into professional sporting games. After all, what could possibly go awry there?
Not to be outdone on Second Amendment zeal, Dhams SB 40 would make any non-felon considered licensed to carry a gun under the federal Gun-Free School Zones Act.
Maybe an alternate title for the legislation could be the Adam Lanza Was a Law-Abiding Citizen Up to the Point He Entered Sandy Hook Elementary Act.
Oh, and Rep. Mike Reynolds, R-Oklahoma City, has filed a personhood measure declaring a fetus a person.
Finally, a bill by Sen. Mark Allen, R-Spiro, would make the human consumption of horse meat legal in the state. It is unknown whether this is about culinary delights or just an attempt to scare all the bronies out of Oklahoma.