TULSA, Okla. — Tulsa police said a man arrested on suspicion of carrying a gun without a permit claimed he thought the state's Constitutional Carry law had gone into effect.
According to the arrest report, an officer stopped the man near 500 North Sheridan Road Monday night after observing “suspicious” behavior. Police said the man was riding a bike while wearing a bandanna over his face and carrying a firearm on his hip.
When the officer asked for the man’s license to carry, the man said he thought he didn’t need a permit because of the Constitutional Carry law.
Gov. Kevin Stitt signed the Constitutional Carry law in late February, but it will not go into effect until Nov. 1. The law will allow Oklahomans 21 and older (or 18 and in the military) to carry a firearm without a permit or training.
Upon investigation, police determined the suspect had previously been charged with illegally carrying a firearm. He was taken into custody and booked into the Tulsa jail.
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