OK: Constitutional Carry Heads to Governor Fallin’s Desk

The Oklahoma Senate passed SB 1212 this week which would make Oklahoma a constitutional carry state. The bill is now headed to Governor Mary Fallin’s desk. The popular bill passed both the House and the Senate by veto proof margins.

From koko.com which paints Second Amendment rights as somehow controversial:

On a 33-8 vote, the Oklahoma Senate Wednesday night passed the controversial “constitutional carry” bill.

The Senate went into session Wednesday night and passed Senate Bill 1212, which would recognize the rights of law-abiding Oklahoma residents to carry a firearm for self defense without having to first obtain a government mandated license.

The House had passed the bill in April by a 59-28 margin. The bill had already passed the Senate unanimously in March, but in the form of a bill removing wildlife refuges as gun free zones. The amendment process allowed the bill to bypass Senate committees that had blocked Constitutional Carry in the past.

In states with Constitutional Carry, no permit is required for most adults to carry firearms openly or concealed. Minors, or adults that have felony convictions or domestic violence misdemeanor convictions are excluded from the free exercise of all Constitutional rights.

The third millennium has seen a resurgence of constitutional carry. Vermont has always been a constitutional carry state. In 2003, Alaska passed the reform to restore the exercise of Second Amendment rights. In 2010, Arizona passed Constitutional Carry. In 2011, Wyoming, in 2013, Arkansas passed Act 746 into law. It is effectively Constitutional Carry, but is disputed by some county prosecutors. in 2015, Kansas, and Maine joined the Constitutional Carry club. In 2016, Idaho, Missouri, West Virginia, and Mississippi enacted Constitutional Carry. In 2017, New Hampshire, and North Dakota were added to the list.

If Governor Fallin signs SB 1212 into law, Oklahoma will be the 14th constitutional carry state, a total that outnumbers “may issue” states where Second Amendment rights are severely infringed.  “May issue” grants the power to authorities to grant or withhold the right to bear arms.

“May issue” states are: California, Hawaii, Maryland, Massachusetts, New York, New Jersey, Delaware, and Rhode Island.

The practice of granting permission to carry outside the home varies widely within the “may issue” states. Hawaii and New Jersey allow so few permits that the number is statistically zero. Massachusetts has granted permits to over six percent of state residents.

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  1. avatar DrewR55 says:

    It may have been passed with veto proof margins but the legislature adjourned yesterday for the year so Fallin has 15 days to sign it or it is a pocket veto.

    OK2A met with her this morning and rumorhas it she will sign today but until I see ink on paper I will hold off on celebrating.

    1. avatar Geoff PR says:

      “…but the legislature adjourned yesterday for the year so Fallin has 15 days to sign it or it is a pocket veto.”

      Then what’s the point of a “veto-proof majority”, then?

      1. avatar Joe R. says:

        They adjourned earlier than typical too.

        If it’s all for show, they all can go.

        1. avatar DrewR55 says:

          As crooked as Mary is odds are she is waiting to see who gives her the better offer.

          Because she is term limited in the Governor’s office she may be trying to get back to the federal legislature (that thought just sent a cold chill down my spine).

    2. avatar Ing says:

      You’re wise to hold back the celebration. Utah passed Consitutional Carry bills, but they were vetoed. By a Republican governor. Twice.

      It ain’t over till it’s over. And even then the progs will find ways to squirm out of it.

    3. avatar Setnakhte says:

      What is a pocket veto?

      1. avatar DrewR55 says:

        15 days after the legislature adjourns any unsigned bills are automatically dead.

        She can veto a bill without actually doing anything.

        1. avatar Geoff PR says:

          A ‘chickenshit veto’, since they never had the balls (or ovaries) to sign the veto and send it back to the Senate…

        2. avatar DrewR55 says:

          I agree completely.

  2. avatar MIO says:

    Our State heading in the right direction!!

  3. avatar Geoff PR says:

    “…but un the form of a bill…”

    Should that read “in the form of a bill”?

    And congrats, Oklahoma (Where the wind comes, sweeping off the plain”…

    1. avatar Gordon in MO says:

      Where the wind comes whirling cross the plains this time of year…..
      Frequently right up I44 to Missouri.

      1. avatar Geoff PR says:

        That’s OK, spring is here, and ‘Tornado Ally’ heats up.

        The night I moved to southwest Oklahoma in the 70s, 16 tornadoes touched down in Jackson county.

        ‘Twister’ got the color of the sky right, that hazy green color.

        A few years later I discovered it was true they sound like trains roaring by…

  4. avatar Freebird says:

    Pennsylvania needs this. It would save piles of money while freeing up police to actually catch bad guys. It narrowly failed before I think. — Electing Paul Mango as Governor would help. He has demonstrated that ONLY he is a true 2 A advocate. Mango is also against raising age to buy to 21 . Scott Wagner voted for the Toomey-Manchin bill , and Laura Ellsworth wants outright BANS !

  5. avatar anonymoose says:

    Meanwhile I’m getting spammed with robo-calls from jackasses from both parties (the Demo-drones I send snarky replies back to, I just hang up on the annoying Republi-bots). I’m not even voting in the primaries because I’m not registered in my current location.

    1. avatar Geoff PR says:

      “Meanwhile I’m getting spammed with robo-calls from jackasses from both parties…”

      I don’t have that problem, since I don’t answer the phone from numbers I don’t recognize. They can leave their spam in voicemail, where I simply press ‘delete’…

  6. avatar Libertarian says:

    Only for residents ??

    1. avatar Joe R. says:

      No, for all, except libertarians, liberals, and the POS (D).

      Carrying one of those cards?

      Aww shucks.

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