As you probably already know, Oklahoma is a gun-friendly state. We have less- restrictive laws than other parts of the United States. With the proper permit, you may carry a handgun either openly or concealed, a law which took effect in November of 2012.
In February 2019, Governor Kevin Stitt signed a bill that makes way for constitutional carry, a law that allows some individuals over the age of 21 to be able to carry a firearm on their person without a permit. The bill also states that if you are over the age of 18, and are an active duty member of the military or National Guard, (or have been honorably discharged), you too can carry a firearm. Leaving in place the previous locations that people could not carry weapons, such as public buildings and businesses, the bill would see that firearm-carrying laws still set clear boundaries.
Additionally, the bill maintains current protections. For example, it allows private property owners to prohibit firearms from being carried onto their property, regardless of the constitutional carry law. The bill also maintains the ability for higher education institutions to set their own policies regarding the carrying of firearms on their campuses.
Although the decision has caused concern and intense debate on both sides of the aisle, lawmakers do not expect a increase in violence with the bill’s passing. Training and proper gun handling is left at the discretion and responsibility of the gun owner.
There are still a number of restrictions on who can carry a firearm under the new constitutional carry law. For example, convicted felons, adjudicated juveniles, persons on probation, persons subject to a VPO, and others may still be legally prohibited from owning or possessing a firearm. This article IS NOT legal advice and offers no information about whether you are entitled to carry a gun under the new law, it is simply an update on the new constitutional carry bill. Constitutional carry laws take effect November 1, 2019.
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Perspective is everything. Sometimes we can be so miserable in our own circumstances while the next person would give up their life to have our problems and live in our shoes. Sometimes, it takes us losing everything to realize how blessed we are, problems and all. So many times we complain about inconveniences, mishaps, and minor hiccups when a little gratitude can completely change our lives. Here are three easy ways to express more gratitude, and watch your life get a little brighter with each day.
Arkansas! In Arkansas, it is illegal for a person to sound the horn of a vehicle at any place where cold drinks or sandwiches are served after 9:00 P.M. That means if someone is about to back into your car at 9:30 P.M while you’re in line at the local drive-thru, it’s illegal to honk!
- Little Rock City Code Sec. 18-54
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