Thanks to your support, NRA-backed House Bill 1652 passed in the Oklahoma House today by a 75 to 5 vote. This “Parking Lot/Employee Protection” expansion bill was previously passed in both the state House and Senate, but was sent to separate conference committees due to minor variations in the versions of this bill passed in both chambers. Oklahoma’s 2011 legislative session will most likely end this Friday, which means only three legislative days remain to send HB 1652 to Governor Mary Fallin! HB 1652 needs your support to be brought for a final floor vote in the Senate.
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.
This important bill has a very limited amount of time to pass and needs your help! Please contact your state Senator immediately and respectfully urge him or her to support HB 1652. Your state Senator needs to hear from you TODAY, as he or she is under heavy pressure by anti-gun opponents and higher education lobbyists to weaken or kill the bill. Contact information for your state Senator can be found here.