House Bill 3354 to allow “concealed-carry permits to openly carry” passes Senate

 

10/7/10 update
If you are wondering how it ended….
Passed both houses, vetoed by Gov. Brad Henry.
Failed override vote.
Thank the turncoats with a big fat NO vote in November
(especially Glen “Bud” Smithson who called supporters
of the measure COWARDS!)

“. . . most of them are cowards.”

SUBJECT: Urge AWOL & Turncoat legislators to override open carry veto!You’re receiving this email because you support the Petition for Open Carry in Oklahoma at http://www.petitiononline.com/oc4ok/petition.html.

House Representative Rex Duncan has stated that he may make another attempt to override the Governor’s veto of HB3354, see http://newsok.com/article/3462793.

Here’s the deal – the open carry bill passed by veto proof majorities in both houses. But after Governor Brad “Veto Happy” Henry vetoed the bill, 15 representatives changed their vote or refused to vote at all for the bill!

It’s one thing for a legislator to stand up and vote anti-gun – that’s at least honest.

But its a whole ‘nother thing to play games and tricks with the people’s right to arms – to hide your vote, duck your vote, and otherwise shirk their duty to take a stand and cast a recorded vote.

Adding insult to injury, incredibly, Representative Glenn Bud Smithson (D-Sallisaw) called open carry supporters COWARDS, see
http://newsok.com/open-carry-weapon-…ad_story_title, but then turned around and REFUSED to even stand up and cast a vote on the veto override matter!

TURNCOATs – Changed Vote from YEA on original vote to NAY on override vote –
Auffet ( D) johnauffet@okhouse.gov (405) 557-7394
Carey (D) johncarey@okhouse.gov (405) 557-7366
Glenn (D) larryglenn@okhouse.gov (405) 557-7399
Hoskin (D) chuck.hoskin@okhouse.gov (405) 557-7319
Inman (D) scott.inman@okhouse.gov (405) 557-7370
Luttrell (D) ken.luttrell@okhouse.gov (405) 557-7355
Rousselot (D) waderousselot@okhouse.gov (405) 557-7388
Shoemake (D) jerryshoemake@okhouse.gov (405) 557-7373

AWOLs- PRESENT BUT DID NOT VOTE –
Buck (D) sam.buck@okhouse.gov (405) 557-7383
Hilliard (D) weshilliard@okhouse.gov (405) 557-7412
Kirby (R) dan.kirby@okhouse.gov (405) 557-7356
Morgan (D) dannymorgan@okhouse.gov (405) 557-7368
Morrissette (D) richardmorrissette@okhouse.gov (405) 557-7404
Nations (D) billnations@okhouse.gov (405) 557-7323
Smithson (D) glensmithson@okhouse.gov (405) 557-7315

[Voting record and contact information can be found at http://www.ok.gov]

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Petition for Open Carry in Oklahoma at http://www.petitiononline.com/oc4ok/petition.html .

We currently have 10672 signatures demanding restoration of our 2nd Amendment rights in Oklahoma.  Your voice is being heard!  The Oklahoma State Senate has passed a bill which will allow residents with a concealed carry permit to exercise the option to carry openly.

http://www.tulsaworld.com/news/article.aspx?subjectid=12&articleid=20100421_12_0_OKLAHO649094

OKLAHOMA CITY — A bill allowing people with concealed-carry permits to openly carry weapons passed the Senate.

House Bill 3354 passed Wednesday with no debate and now heads to the House. The vote was 33-15.

The measure returns to the House after passing the Senate by a vote of 38-7.

Rep. Rex Duncan, R-Sand Springs, and Sen. Anthony Sykes, R-Moore, are the authors of the measure.

Sen. Tom Adelson, D-Tulsa, voted for it, saying he generally votes in favor of Second Amendment bills.

He said the state already has a concealed-carry law and that he didn’t think the measure was a “huge jump.”

Sen. Brian Crain, R-Tulsa, voted against the measure.

Although the bill does not allow unlicensed open carry by all law-abiding Oklahoma residents, it is a definitive step in the right direction, and I encourage you to support this measure.
Support in the Senate was not unanimous, nor will it be in the House when the bill comes back for a vote.  Please contact your elected Representative and request his/her support of this important legislation, sponsored by Rep. Rex Duncan, R-Sand Springs, and Sen. Anthony Sykes, R-Moore.

Governor Brad Henry will be much more likely to sign this bill into law if it has strong support in the House.  Please spread the word about HB3354 and this petition, and encourage everyone to contact his elected Representative.

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