Senate Passes Permitless Carry, Stitt Signs into Law Hours Later | WHAT REALLY HAPPENED

Senate Passes Permitless Carry, Stitt Signs into Law Hours Later

Governor Stitt on Wednesday signed House Bill 2597 just hours after the Oklahoma Senate passed the measure allowing for permitless carry by Oklahomans who can legally own a firearm. This is Stitt’s first piece of legislation he has signed into law as governor.

HB 2597 allows Oklahomans age 21 years old or older to carry a firearm without a permit, permits veterans, active duty, and reserve military aged 18 years old or older to carry without a permit and prohibits felons, domestic violence offenders, and individuals who have been adjudicated as mentally ill from carrying a firearm.

The measure leaves in place the protections for private property owners to restrict firearms from being carried on their property. Higher education institutions will be able to set their carry policies as well.

Senate Floor Leader Kim David is the Senate author of HB 2597.

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