Oklahoma Governor Kevin Stitt; in preparation of the Legislature, to sign a bill for individuals, to be able to carry firearms in Oklahoma without a permit or training starting Nov. 1. The bill will be the first signed by Stitt since he took office according to TulsaWorld.com
“As I traveled all over the state to all 77 counties, I heard from Oklahomans all over that they wanted us to protect their right to bear arms,” Stitt said. “I think the best defense for a bad guy with a gun is a good guy with a gun,” Stitt said.
TulsaWorld.com reports: House Bill 2597, authored by House Majority Floor Leader Jon Echols, R-Oklahoma City, and Senate Majority Floor Leader Kim David, R-Porter, passed the Senate earlier Wednesday by a vote of 40-6.
David said 15 states, including three that border Oklahoma, allow what proponents call “constitutional” — or permitless — carry.
“The Wild West has not happened in those states,” she said in a reference to the fears of opponents of the change in law.