Feb. 7, 2019– Mary Greeley News – OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — Oklahomans over the age of 21 would be able to carry a firearm without any training or background check under a bill that appears to be sailing toward a new Republican governor who says he’ll sign it.
Dubbed “constitutional carry” by its supporters, the measure easily cleared its first legislative hurdle on Thursday — a House committee that approved it on a 9-2 vote. The measure now advances to the full House. A similar bill has been introduced in the Senate.
A similar bill cleared the House and Senate last year, but then-Gov. Mary Fallin vetoed it, saying she was concerned about the elimination of training and background checks.
New Gov. Kevin Stitt and Senate GOP Leader Greg Treat both say that they support the concept.