Constitutional Carry Rally Planned For Today At State Capitol - NewsOn6.com - Tulsa, OK - News, Weather, Video and Sports - KOTV.com |

News

Constitutional Carry Rally Planned For Today At State Capitol

Posted: Updated:
OKLAHOMA CITY -

Gun right advocates plan to rally at the state Capitol this morning to encourage Governor Mary Fallin to sign the "Constitutional Carry" bill into law.

So far, the governor hasn't indicated if she plans to sign or veto the bill.  If she does sign it, it would go into effect in November.

The Oklahoma Second Amendment Association announced the rally on their Facebook page.

The group supports the bill, which would allow any Oklahoma resident 21 or older, who is not a convicted felon to carry firearms without a permit.  Currently, those with a carry-license must pass a gun-safety course and background check.

Opponents say constitutional carry would do away with the OSBI background check that is more in-depth than the national check.

"This not only jeopardizes public safety but it would allow people with a dangerous history carrying a loaded handgun in places that Oklahoma families frequent every day," said Audrey Burro of Moms Demand Action.

Both the state House and Senate passed the bill last week. 

5/3/2018 Related Story: Constitutional Carry Bill Goes Before Governor

Today's rally is set to start at 10 a.m. on the 2nd floor of the state Capitol.

Special Features

Live Traffic

Get the latest road conditions on Green Country roadways.

iPhone App

Get breaking news, weather, sports & video directly on your iPhone.

CBS Shows

Watch your favorite CBS shows for free online.

Links

Looking for a website or event you heard mentioned on News On 6? Find it here!

TV Schedule

Need to know what's on TV? Check out our television schedule.

Live Radar

WARN Interactive

Special Coverage

  • Bridge Tracker

    How safe are Oklahoma's bridges? Use Bridge Tracker to find out now.

  • Fallen Heroes

    News On 6 honors our fallen Oklahoma heroes. View our interactive timeline.

  • Murrah Bombing Timeline

    Learn more about the events leading up to and following the bombing.

  • Storm Zone

    Watch tornadoes tear across Oklahoma and learn how to stay safe!

Powered by Frankly
News On 6
303 N. Boston Ave.
Tulsa, OK 74103
Newson6.com is proud to provide Oklahomans with timely and relevant news and information, sharing the stories, pictures and loves of Oklahomans across our great state.
All content © Copyright 2000 - 2018 KOTV. Oklahoma Traveler™ is a registered trademark of Griffin Communications. All Rights Reserved.
For more information on this site, please read our Privacy Policy, and Terms of Service, and Ad Choices.