Permitless carry bill passes Oklahoma Senate, heads to Gov. Stitt’s desk
OKLAHOMA CITY —
The state Senate passed a bill that would allow some Oklahomans to carry a firearm without a permit.
House Bill 2597, also known as the “constitutional carry” bill and was authored by Major Floor Leader Kim David and Rep. Jon Echols, passed Wednesday with a 40-6 vote.
Current protections that allow private property owners to prohibit firearms from being carried are maintained under the bill. The measure also maintains the ability of higher education institutions to set their own policies regarding the carrying of firearms on campuses.
The bill now heads to Gov. Kevin Stitt’s desk who commented to be signed into law. Stitt’s office announced he will hold a bill-signing ceremony at 4:30 p.m. Wednesday.
“I’m very supportive of the Second Amendment, and I look forward to signing it” – Gov. Kevin Stitt