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Gun owners prepare for constitutional carry laws

Posted at 6:24 PM, Oct 31, 2019
and last updated 2019-10-31 19:37:41-04

TULSA, Okla. — Oklahoma gun law is about to go permitless.

“Carrying a firearm without any type of training would be the equivalent of giving a teenager a car and saying you don’t need a drivers license," said Jason Perryman, manager of 2A Shooting Center.

Several people are getting extra practice in at the 2A Shooting Center, but with the new law, it isn’t necessary. However, Perryman says it is still very important.

“Education in how to properly handle the firearm, education in when and where they can carry, and when the use of force is viable to do," he said.

Donna Evans and her family are teaching her sister how to use her first gun. She says the new law's lack of a training requirement worries her.

"I'm not against having a gun," Evans said. "I've been a gun owner for a while now. It's not that. It's just, I really believe that we should have those permits and we should have that training."

Even though permits aren't required under the new law, Perryman still recommends gun owners get them for travel. Half of Oklahoma’s border states do not have permitless carry. Kansas, Missouri and Arkansas do have permitless carry.

“You will need a permit carrying outside the state," Perryman said. "Constitutional carry ends at the border. So once you step outside the borders of Oklahoma to carry a firearm on you, you basically will have to have a permit at that point.”

The 2A Shooting Center is offering training classes throughout November.

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