Oklahomans may no longer need permission to exercise their Constitutional right.
The legislature on Thursday approved a plan to allow the Second Amendment to be the default concealed carry authorization.
The measure, SB 1212, codifies that a concealed carry permit is not required for a law-abiding Oklahoma resident to carry a concealed handgun. The bill, popular with Republicans, swept the state House 59-28 last month before rolling through the Senate this week 33-9 on its way to Gov. Mary Fallin’s desk.
“I believe every Oklahoman has the right to self-defense without the burden of government approval. Constitutional Carry secures this right,” said state Sen. Nathan Dahm, R-Broken Arrow, sponsor of the bill.
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