The Oklahoma House voted in overwhelming numbers, to restore some key provisions of the 2nd Amendment, today. HB2918 will end the requirement of a handgun permit for bearing arms in specific criteria.
Rep. Jeff Coody & Sen. Nathan Dahm were the primary authors.
The bill still disallows the lawfulness to possess, if a felony is committed in concert with the possession.
The bill enumerates many specific, yet narrow conditions for the lawful bearing of arms; but the final clause is the most broad.
"..For any legitimate purpose not in violation of the Oklahoma Firearms Act of 1971 or any legislative enactment regarding the use, ownership and control of firearms. "
Tomorrow is the deadline for bills to emerge from the originating chamber of the legislature.
HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES
- FLOOR VERSION STATE OF OKLAHOMA
2nd Session of the 56th Legislature (2018) HOUSE BILL 2918
By: Coody of the House and Dahm of the Senate AS INTRODUCED
An Act relating to firearms; amending 21 O.S. 2011, Section 1289.6, as last amended by Section 1, Chapter 268, O.S.L. 2016 (21 O.S. Supp. 2017, Section 1289.6), which relates to the Oklahoma Firearms Act of 1971; clarifying manner in which loaded and unloaded firearms may be carried without a license; and providing an effective date.
BE IT ENACTED BY THE PEOPLE OF THE STATE OF OKLAHOMA:
A. A person shall be permitted to carry loaded and unloaded shotguns, rifles and pistols, [strike the following "open and not concealed"] and without a handgun license as authorized by the Oklahoma Self-Defense Act pursuant to the following conditions:
- When hunting animals or fowl;
- During competition in or practicing in a safety or hunter safety class, target shooting, skeet, trap or other recognized sporting events;
- During participation in or in preparation for a military function of the state military forces to be defined as the Oklahoma Army or Air National Guard, Federal Military Reserve and active military forces. It is further provided that Oklahoma Army or Air National Guard personnel with proper authorization and performing a military function may carry loaded or unloaded and concealed weapons on Oklahoma Military Department facilities in accordance with rules promulgated by the Adjutant General;
- During participation in or in preparation for a recognized police function of either a municipal, county or state government as functioning police officials;
- During a practice for or a performance for entertainment purposes;
- For lawful self-defense and self-protection or any other legitimate purpose in or on property that is owned, leased, rented, or otherwise legally controlled by the a person; or
- For any legitimate purpose not in violation of the Oklahoma Firearms Act of 1971 or any legislative enactment regarding the use, ownership and control of firearms.
- When going to or from the person's private residence or vehicle or a vehicle in which the person is riding as a passenger to a place designated or authorized for firearms repairs or reconditioning, or for firearms trade, sale, or barter, or gunsmith, or hunting animals or fowl, or hunter safety course, or target shooting, or skeet or trap shooting or any recognized firearms activity or event and while in such places; or
- For any legitimate purpose not in violation of the Oklahoma Firearms Act of 1971.
SECTION 2. This act shall become effective November 1, 2018.
COMMITTEE REPORT BY: COMMITTEE ON PUBLIC SAFETY, dated 03/01/2018 - DO PASS, As Coauthored.