Oklahoma Senate OKs Bill Allowing Open Carry Of Guns

March 15m 2011

OKLAHOMA CITY — Anyone 18 or older could openly carry a firearm in Oklahoma without a gun license under a bill overwhelmingly approved in the state Senate.

The Republican-controlled Senate voted 36-8 on Tuesday for the bill by Sen. Steve Russell, R-Oklahoma City, over the objections of several members who argued the bill had too few restrictions.

“Slowly over time people have come to view the right to bear arms a privilege. It was so important to the founders, it was number two out of 22 of the proposed amendments,” Russell said.

Russell said his bill doesn’t require a permit or gun safety class because such provisions cost hundreds of dollars and discriminates against those who can’t afford them.

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3 responses to “Oklahoma Senate OKs Bill Allowing Open Carry Of Guns

  1. Thank God it passed!!!

  2. Yes thank goodness some Oklahoma legislators can read the U.S. Constitution and comprehend the meaning.
    This has indeed been long in coming.

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