On April 26, the Oklahoma Senate passed House Bill 1652, the NRA-backed “Parking Lot/Employee Protection” expansion bill. This legislation passed by an overwhelming bipartisan 41 to 6 vote and will now be sent to a conference committee. Due to slight variations in the House and Senate versions, HB 1652 was sent to the Conference Committee on Public Safety, Judiciary & Military Affairs before getting final approval by both bodies and sent to Governor Mary Fallin.
House Bill 1652 would allow concealed carry permit holders to lock their firearms in their vehicles on technology center campuses, as well as parking lots set aside for use by governmental entities and professional sporting events. HB 1652 is authored by state Representative John Enns (R-41) and is sponsored by state Senators Steve Russell (R-45) and Anthony Sykes (R-24).
Please contact members of the Conference Committee on Public Safety, Judiciary & Military Affairs to respectfully urge their support of HB 1652. Committee members need to hear from you TODAY, as they are being pressured by anti-gun opponents and lobbyists to weaken or kill the bill.
Oklahoma House Conference Committee on Public Safety, Judiciary & Military Affairs:
Representative Sue Tibbs (R-23), Chairman
Representative Fred Jordan (R-69), Vice Chairman
Representative Steve Martin (R-10)
Representative Richard Morrissette (D-92)
Representative Dustin Roberts (R-21)
Representative Daniel Sullivan (R-71)
Representative Mark McCullough (R-30)
Representative Colby Schwartz (R- 43)
Representative Paul Wesselhoft (R-54)
Representative Lewis H. Moore (R-96)
(405) 557- 7400
Representative Paul D. Roan (D-20)
(405) 557- 7308
Representative Ben Sherrer (D-8)
Representative Cory T. Williams (D-34)
(405) 557- 7411