OKLAHOMA CITY — Oklahoma lawmakers want to see Constitutional Carry, which allows certain residents to carry a gun openly or concealed.
SB 1212 passed in the State Senate Wednesday night. It was approved by the State House in late April
The bill, introduced by Broken Arrow Senator Nathan Dahm, allows residents over 18 with military experience or 21 to carry a gun, either openly or concealed, as long as they are not disqualified from owning a gun.
The law would prohibit constitutional carry for those convicted of:
- Assault and battery
- Aggravated assault and battery
- Domestic abuse
- Violation of a protective order
- Illegal drug use or possession
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SB 1212 keeps the prohibitions against carrying firearms in certain buildings, parks and wildlife refuges.
Illegal immigrants are not allowed to exercise constitutional carry; violations carry a $250 fine.
Those with firearms must tell law enforcement about their gun if stopped. Violations would carry a $100 fine.
The Oklahoma State Bureau of Investigation came out against the bill on Thursday, citing the impact on "the safety and security of the citizens of Oklahoma."
Read the bureau's full response here:
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