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Group trying to prevent permitless carry law

Posted at 7:49 AM, Aug 26, 2019
and last updated 2019-08-26 08:51:53-04

TULSA — Moms Demand Action are hoping to gain more support and grab a few more signatures today.

They argue the public never got to vote on the Permitless Carry Bill, that went through the Capitol, and Governor Kevin Stitt signed into law earlier this year.

The bill will allow Oklahomans, 21 and older, to openly carry firearms without a background check or any training.

Moms Demand Action, a grassroots group of volunteers, has been hosting signature drives across the state, like the one last night in Tulsa.

They're trying to get state question 803 on the November ballot, to let Oklahoma voters decide whether they want permitless carry.

Jessica Saffa with Moms Demand Action says, "So previous polling has indicated that 81 percent of Oklahomans do not support permitless carry, so we are hoping that those folks who are against this legislation will turn out and sign our petition."

The group is also setting up at TCC Southeast Campus from 8 a.m. to 12 p.m. and at the Philcade Building downtown from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m.

Permitless carry is set to go into effect November 1.

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