OK bill allows non-licensed to carry handguns

Posted at 2:50 PM, Apr 06, 2016
and last updated 2016-04-06 15:51:32-04

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) -- Oklahomans would be allowed to openly carry firearms without a license, training or background checks under a bill that has easily cleared a Senate committee.

The Senate Rules Committee voted 10-3 for House Bill 3098 by Broken Arrow Republican Sen. Nathan Dahm that has been referred to as a "constitutional-carry" proposal. The bill now heads to the full Senate.

The bill would allow anyone over the age of 21 to carry a firearm openly, unless they have been convicted of a felony.

A license would still be needed to carry a firearm concealed.

The committee also approved a resolution calling for a public vote on whether to loosen Oklahoma's gun laws by limiting the Legislature's ability to regulate carrying firearms.


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