Oklahoma just joined the ranks of 14 other states across the Union who abolished the concealed carry permit in favor of the Second Amendment. “The Second Amendment is my concealed carry permit” will now be an accurate statement in the Sooner State as of November 1st, 2019.
Newly elected Governor Stitt had this to say as reported by Tulsa World:
As I traveled all over the state to all 77 counties, I heard from Oklahomans all over that they wanted us to protect their right to bear arms. I think the best defense for a bad guy with a gun is a good guy with a gun.
As such, it was the first legislation signed into law by this governor, which was vetoed by the previous one.
We couldn’t agree more with Governor Stitt’s sentiments, and we aren’t the only ones as there was overwhelming support of this “Constitutional Carry” bill. It passed 40 (yes) to 6 (no).
The no votes are seemingly concerned for violence against women and children, as Carri Hicks D-Oklahoma City, has said here:
We are a top 10 state in the worst quality of life for women and children, I think this particular law is further opening the gate to some devastation on those two particular groups.
There will be no requirements for training to carry a gun but you must still go through a background check to buy any guns from your local FFL.
It’s also notable that places where guns cannot currently be brought, such as college campuses, will not be changing. Constitutional Carry will not change those restrictions, but lifts the burden of acquiring a permit to exercise what was considered by our founding fathers as a God given right.
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