The Oklahoma legislature has wasted no time in pushing a constitutional carry bill through now that former Governor Mary Fallin has been replaced by Governor Kevin Stitt. The new Governor has promised to sign the bill into law.
The House passed HB 2597 last month. And the Senate passed the permitless carry bill just a few minutes ago. As in the House, it wasn’t even close.
The measure passed the Senate on Wednesday by a vote of 40-6.
The Governor isn’t letting any grass grow under his feet.
Stitt has set a ceremony for 4:30 p.m. in the Blue Room at the state Capitol to sign HB 2597, his office announced. It is the first bill to arrive on his desk.
And with that, Oklahoma will become the 15th constitutional carry state in the nation. All eyes now turn to Kentucky.