OK Legislature Passes Open Carry Bill
|Updated: 5/05/2010 2:29 pm
||Published: 5/04/2010 5:01 pm
The Oklahoma State Representatives voted to allow Oklahomans with a handgun license to openly carry their weapon.
House Bill 3354 passed the Oklahoma House of Representatives 74-24 Tuesday. It is now headed to Governor Brad Henry's desk.
24 states have open carry laws. Supporters of the law say it will promote safety in the state. Gun and gun shop owner, David Stone said, "Let's say a guy is going to come in and rob the bank let's say there's 3 or 4 people in line with a gun. Do you think he's going to rob it or turn around and go somewhere else? I suspect he's going somewhere else."
Others are worried the sight of guns will incite more violence.
Governor Henry has not said whether he will sign the bill into law. A spokesperson for his office said the Governor is still reviewing the final verson of the bill.
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