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Senate committee passes Oklahoma permitless carry bill

Lowe files legislation concerning firearms and public safety
Posted at 11:47 AM, Feb 20, 2019
and last updated 2019-02-20 14:31:51-05

OKLAHOMA CITY -- Gun legislation that would allow adult residents to carry a gun without a permit is moving forward at the Oklahoma Capitol.

On Wednesday, senators passed the so-called "Constitutional Carry" law in committee, and now it heads to the full Senate.

The measure passed the full House last week.

RELATED: Proposed bill wouldn't require license to carry

Nearly identical bills to this one cleared the Oklahoma House and Senate last year, but then-Gov. Mary Fallin vetoed the legislation over opposition from law enforcement and concerns about the elimination of training and background checks.

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