Okla. Senate next stop for open carry gun bill

By: From Wire Reports
By: From Wire Reports

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) - Oklahomans who obtain a concealed carry permit would be allowed to carry their firearms openly under a bill that has passed the Oklahoma House.

The measure passed Wednesday on an 85-9 vote and now heads to a Senate committee for a hearing. The bill is expected to be approved in the Senate and signed by Gov. Mary Fallin, who has said she supports a responsible open carry bill.

The Legislature approved an open carry bill two years ago, but it was vetoed by former Democratic Gov. Brad Henry.

The bill by Bartlesville Republican Rep. Steve Martin keeps in place a ban on carrying weapons in certain places, like government buildings, schools and sporting events.

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Online:

House Bill 2522: http://is.gd/35S1t7

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