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    Oklahoma clears wearing of guns - with almost no requirements

    How long before some idiot suggests this type of thing again here?

    Oklahoma clears wearing of guns - with almost no requirements

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    Residents in the US state of Oklahoma will be able to openly carry firearms without a background check or training under a bill that quickly became the first signed into law by the new Republican governor.

    Dubbed "constitutional carry" by its supporters, the bill passed the Senate on a 40-6 vote with every Republican and one Democrat voting in favour. It already sailed through the Republican-controlled House .

    The bill, which becomes effective November 1, would allow most residents 21 and older to carry concealed or unconcealed firearms without a licence.

    Exceptions would include anyone in the country illegally or those convicted of certain crimes.

    Firearms would still be prohibited in certain locations, including public buildings, schools, professional sporting events, casinos and bars.

    Currently, those wishing to carry a firearm in public must apply for a licence that includes a state background check and completion of a training course.

    "I just don't like asking government for permission to exercise a constitutional right. It's that simple," said Don Spencer, a citizen activist who has pushed for looser gun laws at the Capitol for nearly a decade.

    State governor Kevin Stitt endorsed the plan on the campaign trail and held a signing ceremony on Wednesday afternoon (local time), flanked by dozens of Republican lawmakers.

    He pushed for a provision that allows businesses the right to ban firearms on their property.

    "As I travelled all over the state to all 77 counties, I heard from Oklahomans all over that they wanted us to protect their right to bear arms," Stitt said.

    "I'm excited to sign this."

    The bill was vetoed last year by Republican Governor Mary Fallin , who cited opposition from the business community and law enforcement.

    "We already have reasonable licensing and background checks," said Drew Diamond, a 22-year law enforcement veteran and former police chief of Tulsa.

    "From a policing standpoint, it seems like we're taking all that away and moving backward for no good reason. It seems senseless to me."

    Diamond joined about 200 volunteers with the gun safety group Moms Demand Action who met with legislators to urge them to oppose the bill.

    Groups of church leaders also opposed the bill and held a prayer vigil outside the governor's office earlier this week.

    "Usually, I am proud to call Oklahoma home. But today, I'm embarrassed for our state. I'm embarrassed that our elected leaders put politics before the safety of our families by passing permitless carry," Christine Jackson, a volunteer leader with the Oklahoma chapter of Moms Demand Action, said in a statement.

    Before the measure was signed, a separate "trailer" bill was moving through the Legislature that would put additional restrictions on openly carrying weapons in places like the Oklahoma City Zoo and the Gathering Place in Tulsa, one of the largest parks in the nation .

    The park, that operates as a private enterprise but was gifted to a public parks entity, has blocked people carrying handguns from entering.

    In the Capitol rotunda on Wednesday while the bill was being debated, officials from a gun museum in the northeast Oklahoma town of Claremore erected a display where visitors could fire an air rifle at targets. The winner was awarded a BB gun.

    According to the National Rifle Association, at least 14 states have approved some version of permitless carry, most recently South Dakota , where it was the first bill signed by new Republican Governor Kristi Noem.

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    Must be a quiet day at Stuff, even this is trawling the bottom of irrelevant to NZ news stories.
    Their bum chum the Police Association President must have called and asked for a gun related story to support the hysteria he is trying to create after the recent Police shootings in NZ.
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    Christchurch frontline cops are all now carrying firearms until further notice. Perhaps they think they are in Oklahoma
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    Quote Originally Posted by stug View Post
    Christchurch frontline cops are all now carrying firearms until further notice. Perhaps they think they are in Oklahoma
    Or Australia

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    If I lived in some parts of the states I would CC for sure. Carrying long guns because you can is a bit much imo.

    Here no, but I would love to be able to legally hunt with a pistol or carry one while doing other outdoor activities.


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    Quote Originally Posted by R93 View Post
    If I lived in some parts of the states I would CC for sure. Carrying long guns because you can is a bit much imo.

    Here no, but I would love to be able to legally hunt with a pistol or carry one while doing other outdoor activities.


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    I couldn’t deal with concealed carry. Another big bulge in the front of my trousers Would just attract too much una wanted attention.
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    What more do we need? If we are above ground and breathing the rest is up to us!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Rushy View Post
    I couldn’t deal with concealed carry. A big bulge in the back of my trousers Would just attract too much una wanted attention.
    @Rushy fixed it for ya
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    Quote Originally Posted by csmiffy View Post
    @Rushy fixed it for ya
    Ha ha ha ha. Prick!
    It takes 43 muscle's to frown and 17 to smile, but only 3 for proper trigger pull.
    What more do we need? If we are above ground and breathing the rest is up to us!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Rushy View Post
    I couldn’t deal with concealed carry. Another big bulge in the front of my trousers Would just attract too much una wanted attention.
    Yeah I know you..... Your the confused fella that put the sock at the back of his speedos

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    Those of us that have shot handguns for fun, from 177/22 break barrel air pistols ->22LR ->500S&W, in wheel guns and self loaders, know just how much fun handguns can be.
    What a pity that us law abiding non-handgun licensed long gun owners can only look on with (just a lot) of *sigh*.
    Yes - I know - get a f##cking B license.
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    Quote Originally Posted by WallyR View Post
    Those of us that have shot handguns for fun, from 177/22 break barrel air pistols ->22LR ->500S&W, in wheel guns and self loaders, know just how much fun handguns can be.
    What a pity that us law abiding non-handgun licensed long gun owners can only look on with (just a lot) of *sigh*.
    Yes - I know - get a f##cking B license.
    It’s not difficult.
    It takes 43 muscle's to frown and 17 to smile, but only 3 for proper trigger pull.
    What more do we need? If we are above ground and breathing the rest is up to us!
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    Quote Originally Posted by WallyR View Post
    Those of us that have shot handguns for fun, from 177/22 break barrel air pistols ->22LR ->500S&W, in wheel guns and self loaders, know just how much fun handguns can be.
    What a pity that us law abiding non-handgun licensed long gun owners can only look on with (just a lot) of *sigh*.
    Yes - I know - get a f##cking B license.
    I don't think we should have endorsements. It would save the country a lot of money as well.
    If you're fit and proper to own a firearm you should be fit and proper to own any firearm deemed legal.


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    Quote Originally Posted by R93 View Post
    I don't think we should have endorsements. It would save the country a lot of money as well.
    If you're fit and proper to own a firearm you should be fit and proper to own any firearm deemed legal.


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    With that I totally agree.
    It takes 43 muscle's to frown and 17 to smile, but only 3 for proper trigger pull.
    What more do we need? If we are above ground and breathing the rest is up to us!
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