Oklahoma House Bill 2329 approves bill that allows guns locked in vehicle in school parking lot

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) -- Oklahomans with a permit to carry a handgun could keep their weapon locked inside their vehicle on public school campuses under a bill approved by the Oklahoma House.

The House voted 76-17 Tuesday for the bill by Oklahoma City Republican Rep. Sally Kern, despite opposition from a lawmaker who is a former school principal and voiced concern about the safety of having guns on school campuses.

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Kern says her bill is about protecting the constitutional rights of law abiding citizens.

But Lawton Republican Rep. Ann Coody, a former principal at a Lawton high school, says school administrators are telling her they don't want more guns on campus. Coody says the bill would even allow a gun to be stored in plain view.

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