Skip to comments.More Oklahomans Getting Concealed Carry Permits
Posted on 05/04/2008 8:57:05 PM PDT by monkeycard
More and more Oklahomans are carrying concealed weapons these days.
In fact, there are so many new requests the state Bureau of Investigation can barely keep up. Last year, there was a 45-percent increase in new licenses -- the largest jump since the concealed carry law went into effect.
It is legal in the State of Oklahoma to carry a handgun in your purse on your belt if you have a license. It's been that way for more than a decade. Some laws have made it easier.
The governor signed legislation expanding gun rights in 2006. Some of the fees and age requirements have also made it easier for more people to get concealed licenses.
But, in talking to instructors and those who carry, those really aren't the reasons driving people to the shooting range.
Reverend Steve Whitaker has carried a gun more than a decade. He runs a mission for the homeless, sometimes late at night. It is one reason he is a preacher packing heat.
"I know that it surprises people," he says. "I have people ask me all the time."
(Excerpt) Read more at ktul.com ...
my sister tried to get a conceal/carry permit in Los Angeles? she was turned down.
most NO ONE gets those here.
I’m from Texas and I just sent in my application for my CHL. I hope it gets here sometime before christmas lol.
Blood will flow in the streets.
I’m getting a new Glock 40 with my “GOV Rebate”. Is there any reason to go with anything else?
Fine by me if its the blood of criminals.
Now THAT'S the Obambi-definition of a Clinger.
On a plus note, the more citizens that are armed, the less likely that a President Cackle or President Ears will be able to turn our country over to Iran (which they WILL do, if it benefits them financially).
I just bought a glock 30, its an awesome gun but a little bulky, I can’t wait to see how it works out concealed with the new holster I bought.
Good for you! The coder that sits across from me doesn’t get a rebate, he’s rich. (He’s the one that will show me where to get the best deal though)
My definition of surreal....to see that clip on TV about Boston. That would be a dream and a half.
Great story thanks for posting.
.357 SIG cartridge, and it feels like you are shooting a 9mm.
The secret is the ventilated barrel that allows gas to escape through the compensated "roof."
Give one a try sometime.
Warning: You might need surgery to remove the grin from your face.
Yes. Swiss engineering.
I picked up a federal agent job and now have to carry my service weapon off-duty. It is a mid-sized HK and is a pain to conceal. I definitely have to dress around it, especially when travelling on an airplane.
I have a model 22. If I were you I would go with the model 27 if you plan on carrying.
You don’t like Sigs, do you? :)
Yeah, tons of reasons.
That Swiss stuff is crap. You can see evidence of that on my FR homepage.
I like ‘em a bit myself. They are darn near indestructible, and reliable as all hell....
I just wish they fit my hand better. Oh well....
I can’t afford the Sigs, but I’m steering towards the Glock 22 or 23. I checked them all out today but I won’t be buying until next week. Thanks for the input.
You can buy the SigPro SP2022 or the new P250 with night sights STANDARD for about the same amount as a Glock.
DPS is running way behind in issuing the licenses, and the maximum allowable time is set by law. 'Course no one is going to jail, losing their job, or being fined, over this Scofflaw behavior.
Depends, a Glock is good for close in self defense, but not so good for defense against Tyrants... except as a means to get something better. I prefer to have my "something better" ahead of "reset" time. And I do... Of course I've also got two .45 ACP pistols, one of them has even got a "non metallic" frame, but the other is a 1911A1 clone.