Thanks to your support, NRA-backed House Bill 1652 passed in both the state House and the state Senate with strong support. This “Parking Lot/Employee Protection” expansion bill was sent to conference committee because of minor variations in the versions of this bill passed in both chambers. Today, House members of the conference committee voted 7 to 0 to send HB 1652 back to the House floor for a final vote.
HB 1652 would allow concealed carry permit holders to lock their firearms in their vehicles on technology center campuses and parking lots set aside for use by governmental entities and professional sporting events. This bill was authored by state Representative John Enns (R-41) in the state House and is sponsored by state Senators Steve Russell (R-45) and Anthony Sykes (R-24) in the state Senate.
Please contact your state Representative and respectfully urge him or her to support of HB 1652. Your state Representative needs to hear from you TODAY, as they are under heavy pressure by anti-gun opponents and higher education lobbyists to weaken or kill the bill. Contact information for the Oklahoma House of Representatives can be found here.