In mid-April, House Bill 3098 was overwhelmingly passed by the Oklahoma Senate and sent to conference committee for further consideration. Sponsored by state Representative Jeff Coody (R-63), HB 3098 would allow for the open carry of a handgun without having to obtain a permit. Also sent to conference committee in April, was the Right to Keep and Bear Arms Constitutional Amendment, House Joint Resolution 1009. Earlier yesterday, members were selected to makeup the conference committees for HB 3098 and HJR 1009 and they need to hear from you! Please click the button below to contact Conference Committee members on HB 3098 and HJR 1009 and urge them to support these important bills.
HB 3098 would allow a law-abiding citizen to open carry a firearm on their person without the fees associated with obtaining a carry permit. HB 3098 does nothing to change the current permitting process in the state of Oklahoma for those individuals who still prefer to conceal carry a firearm and receive reciprocity in other states.
House Joint Resolution 1009 makes a critical improvement to the current Right to Keep and Bear Arms Amendment in Oklahoma’s constitution. This is a measure that provides the strongest possible protection for your gun rights, guaranteeing in the state constitution your Right to Keep and Bear Arms against any infringements or restrictions for you and future generations of Oklahomans. All proposed restrictions to any of your fundamental rights should be subject to a standard that ensures the strongest possible protection for that right, especially your Second Amendment rights.
Again, please click the “Take Action” button above to contact members of the Conference Committee on HB 3098 and HJR 1009 and politely urge them to sign these bills out of conference committee.