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Oklahoma: Legislation to Repeal Constitutional Carry Overwhelmingly Defeated in Committee

Friday, February 21, 2020

Oklahoma: Legislation to Repeal Constitutional Carry Overwhelmingly Defeated in Committee

Yesterday, Oklahoma Representative Jason Lowe presented a bill in the House Public Safety Committee to repeal Oklahoma’s Constitutional Carry law.  Freedom prevailed as the measure was voted down 12 to 1. 

Signed into law by Governor Kevin Stitt last year, NRA-backed House Bill 2597 fully recognizes the right of law-abiding gun owners to carry a concealed firearm.  It was passed in both chambers with broad bipartisan support (House vote 70-30, Senate vote 40-6).

Representative Lowe absurdly claimed “they [voters] don’t want this law.”  Committee members thankfully heard from their constituents and voted 12-1 to send Lowe and his extreme views packing.  Far from representing the public, Rep. Lowe is pandering to out-of-state gun control organizations who are happy to donate their billionaire founder’s fortune to the reelection campaigns of legislators who push their extreme agenda.

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Established in 1975, the Institute for Legislative Action (ILA) is the "lobbying" arm of the National Rifle Association of America. ILA is responsible for preserving the right of all law-abiding individuals in the legislative, political, and legal arenas, to purchase, possess and use firearms for legitimate purposes as guaranteed by the Second Amendment to the U.S. Constitution.