Advocates for expanded gun rights in
Oklahoma are claiming success in the 2012 legislative session after
the passage of several pro-gun measures that include one allowing
permit holders to openly carry firearms.
The open-carry bill was given final approval by the Legislature
last week and is awaiting the governor's signature. It has been a
top priority for gun rights advocates in recent years. Republican
Governor Mary Fallin already has signed a bill allowing gun owners
from other states to carry concealed weapons in Oklahoma, and
another bill on her desk would prohibit the governor or any other
state or local official from confiscating or banning firearms
during a state of emergency.
Gun-rights advocate Don Spencer with the Oklahoma Second
Amendment Association says he's "very pleased" with the 2012