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Oklahoma bill seeking to allow concealed carry guns heads to governor

Lowe files legislation concerning firearms and public safety
Posted at 8:28 AM, May 01, 2019
and last updated 2019-05-01 09:28:34-04

TULSA, Okla. (AP) -- An Oklahoma gun advocate says a bill that's been sent to Gov. Kevin Stitt's desk that would allow people to carry weapons concealed but not openly is considered an "advancement."

Oklahoma Second Amendment Association President Don Spencer says the bill he helped draft would permit hidden weapons in places like the Tulsa Zoo and Gathering Place, one of America's largest parks.

The proposed measure comes after Gathering Place turned away people carrying hand guns at last year's opening.

The Tulsa World reports that the bill advanced Thursday to Stitt's desk. If approved, the bill would become law Nov. 1.

Stitt approved the permitless gun carry bill , which goes into effect Nov. 1, in February that will allow most residents 21 and older to carry firearms without a license or training.

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