Oklahoma Open Carry HB 1647 in Trouble

Rep. John Bennett’s (R-Sallisaw) open carry bill was severely damaged in the Oklahoma House of Representatives late last night.  Apparently Rep. Emily Virgin (D-Oklahoma City) had her amendment approved which adds the language ““if the person has filed an emergency protective order, or if a protective order has been granted by a district court”.  This means only people with protective orders could openly carry under the house bill.

The senate version of the bill, SB 129, is still unmolested.  Please contact your state representative(s) in the House and let them know you want the bill passed without restriction to people with protective orders.

Oklahoma 2011 HB1647

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