Skip to comments.Oklahoma senators approve open-carry gun bill
Posted on 05/12/2012 6:19:08 PM PDT by marktwain
OKLAHOMA CITY, May 10 (Reuters) - A bill to allow Oklahomans with a concealed-carry permit to openly carry their handguns is headed to the governor, who is expected to sign the legislation that passed the state Senate on Thursday.
The bill, approved by a 33-10 vote, would allow those with a concealed-carry handgun permit to openly carry their firearms in holsters from Nov. 1. Those without such permits could obtain a gun permit and openly carry a firearm if they meet legal criteria, pass a background check and undergo firearms training.
Republican Governor Mary Fallin, a member of the National Rifle Association, has said she would support a responsible open-carry bill. She has five days to sign or veto the legislation, which affects about 125,000 people in the state.
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In other words, 90 percent of the states do not prohibit open carry of firearms.
One would think that Texas would be among that 90%, but we're not. It's a complete mystery to me.
A well regulated militia being necessary to the security of a free state, the right of the people to keep and bear arms shall not be infringed, as long as you meet legal criteria, pass a background check and undergo firearms training.
I’ve read that Constitutional amendment several times and this is the first time I’ve ever noticed that last part being in there. How did I miss seeing it for all these years?
I live in Oklahoma and have been checking out the Blackhawk CQC SERPA Active Retention Holster and the Blackhawk CQC SERPA Double Mag Case for my Kimber Warrior.
IIRC, this legislation was driven, in part, to provent some overzealous police officers arresting a licensed concealed carry holder for inadvertant exposure of his pistol.
Correct in part, other part was over zealous LEO could arrest you on your OWN property for open carrying.
Now according to LEO’s who post on gun boards in OK, they are calling it “just plain stupid” and predicting multiple attacks against open carriers by thugs to steal their guns. Some are probably promoting said attacks.
No Oath keepers here?
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