People would be able to carry concealed weapons but not carry them openly in locations such as Gathering Place and the Tulsa Zoo under a state bill that has been sent to Gov. Kevin Stitt’s desk.
Individuals will be able to carry firearms in Oklahoma without a permit or training starting Nov. 1, when a bill passed by the Legislature and signed by Gov. Kevin Stitt goes into effect.
For a second day in a row, opponents of a bill that would allow Oklahomans to carry a gun with no training or a permit gathered at the state capitol asking lawmakers to vote no.
The man who pushed for years to allow concealed carry in Oklahoma said that while he thinks his bill made Oklahomans safer, he’s not a fan of permitless carry.
Isom is executive director of the REJIS Commission. He is the retired chief of police for the Metropolitan Police Department-City of St. Louis. He served as the Missouri Director of Public Safety, and a member of the Ferguson Commission.
An Act relating to the Oklahoma Self-Defense Act; amending 21 O.S. 2011, Section 1289.23, as last amended by Section 5, Chapter 210, O.S.L. 2016 (21 O.S. Supp. 2018, Section 1289.23), which relates to concealed firearm for off-duty police officer;