Skip to comments.Oklahoma governor signs open-carry bill into law
Posted on 05/15/2012 6:54:00 PM PDT by Osage Orange
Gov. Mary Fallin signed into law Tuesday a measure that allows Oklahomans to openly carry handguns.
The measure, Senate Bill 1733, allows those who are licensed to carry a firearm under the Oklahoma Self Defense Act to openly carry a weapon or conceal it.
It also allows a property owner to openly carry a handgun on his or her land. No concealed carry permit would be required.
To receive a license under the Oklahoma Self Defense Act, applicants must take a firearms safety and training course and submit to a background check by the Oklahoma State Bureau of Investigation. Those convicted of felonies and certain misdemeanors may not receive a handgun license.
The measure takes effect Nov. 1.
Oklahoma is the 25th state with either permissive open carry laws, or no permit required, or licensed open carry, which requires a permit. Oklahoma now joins Utah, North Dakota, Minnesota, Iowa, Indiana, Tennessee, Georgia, Mississippi, New Jersey, Connecticut, Rhode Island, Hawaii and Massachusetts as a licensed open carry state.
As a strong supporter of the Second Amendment and a gun owner myself, I'm happy to sign this bill into law and grant law-abiding citizens the ability to openly carry firearms, Fallin said. Senate Bill 1733 sends a strong message that Oklahoma values the rights of its citizens to defend themselves, their family and their property. It does so in a responsible way, by requiring those citizens who choose to open carry' to undergo both firearms training and a background check.
Thanks Osage Orange.
I wonder if they will ever pass a bill that allows those who are “licensed” to have free speech under the Oklahoma Free To Criticize Government Act to openly speak out about the government.
...and yet here I sit, in the great State of North Carolina (which really is, in most ways, a great place to be)....where gun laws are among the most restrictive in the country.
My jaw hit my desk here when I saw that MA, CT, HI, and NJ have far more liberalized (read “Constitutional) gun laws than the southern state of NC.
Thankfully, we now have a Republican-controlled legislature AND our idiotic, crooked wench of a Governor says she isn’t seeking re-election (my guess is she’ll be far too busy trying to seek to stay out of PRISON for corruption...but that’s another topic). Odds are excellent that we’ll soon have a Republican governor (currently the Mayor of Charlotte).
Maybe then we can get some sanity back into this state.
That said...the lib's here almost never pointed out that....you must have a CCL to "open carry". ( Unless you are on your own land...)
They totally...went over the top..as is their custom.
And I was a bit taken back....myself, about MA, CT, HI, and NJ.....
As strange as this may sound, if Gov. Scott Walker can win the recall election on June 5, I’d recommend moving to Wisconsin. Freedom may actually breakout in the birthplace of progressive fascism. Contribute anything you can to Gov. Walker’s campaign. Freedom can start here, just as the most effective anti-slavery movement began here in 1854. If not, the progressive fascists will be coming to your state soon.
Moving to Wisconsin ain’t happenin’, period.....BUT.....I’m seriously pulling for Walker. The man has character and stones in spades.
What the.....and we don't have this in TEXAS???
It ain’t ConCarry, but it’s a step in the right direction!
Move to Wisconsin from Texas? I don’t think so. Maybe from California, New York, or some other God-forsaken leftist hellhole.
If you read the comments on newsok.com when this came out, you can literally see liberals heads exploding. My only problem is deciding between Safariland and Serpa and Level II and Level III.
Trying to wrap my head around this. New Jersey...? New Jersey...? New Jersey CCW laws are difficult enough. You can technically get a CW license in NJ if, and it's a BIG if, you can demonstrate to a judge that your situation requires such license; i.e., you work for a security firm etc.
It is nearly impossible to get a concealed carry license in NJ.
So what are they talking about here...? Open carry in NJ..?
Long way to go before that happens......or is there something I don't know?
Interesting that ND has Licensed Open Carry, also quite illegal.
Art 1, Section 1.
All individuals are by nature equally free and independent and have certain inalienable rights, among which are those of enjoying and defending life and liberty; acquiring, possessing and protecting property and reputation; pursuing and obtaining safety and happiness; and to keep and bear arms for the defense of their person, family, property, and the state, and for lawful hunting, recreational, and other lawful purposes, which shall not be infringed.
Art 1, Section 20.
To guard against transgressions of the high powers which we have delegated, we declare that everything in this article is excepted out of the general powers of government and shall forever remain inviolate.Pretty plain-as-day to me.
You ought to read...the Tulsa Squirrel. Now that is as LIBERAL a rag as there is...and they are beside themselves!! ROFLOL!!!