OKLAHOMA CITY, Okla. (May 2, 2018) – Yesterday, the Oklahoma Senate gave final approval to a so-called “Constitutional Carry” bill that would make it legal for most Oklahomans to carry a concealed firearm without a license. Passage into law would also foster an environment hostile to federal gun control.
Sen. Nathan Dahm (R-Broken Arrow) authored Senate Bill 1212 (SB1212). Under the proposed law, people 21 and over, along with military personnel who are 18 and older, would be able to legally carry a concealed firearm without a license.
Under SB1212, Oklahoma residents would still be able to obtain a license so they can carry in states that have conceal carry reciprocity with Oklahoma.
As originally passed by the House, SB1212 simply allowed people to carry a weapon in a wildlife refuge or wildlife management area. But the House amended language authorizing permitless carry into the bill. The House passed the measure 59-28. Yesterday, the Senate passed SB1212 by a 33-9 vote. The bill now goes to Gov. Mary Fallin’s desk for consideration.
While permitless carry bills do not directly affect federal gun control, widespread passage of permitless conceal carry laws in states subtly undermines federal …
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