With ink still drying on the Senate documents, the governor's team went into swift action and organized a blue-room signing event. Today, Governor Kevin Stitt signed his first new law.
What's been called "Constitutional Carry" has been an effort which took the efforts of many strong conservative lawmakers over the past 10 years, to bring about. Last year it failed the last hurdle and was thrown into Governor Mary Fallin's trash can.
But this year there were three new lawmakers and 2 former lawmakers on hand to lobby the final senate support.
The bill removes the mandated license, fees, and several weeks of waiting, in order to keep and bear arms.
Firearms owners may still seek the license, which may provide interstate privileges while traveling, butfor the average Oklahoman, this means that they can move about in public in greater safety, having the means to defend their lives and the people who depend on their protection.
The law takes effect on Nov. 1st of 2019. There are still some limits expected on a few public places and some scenarios may require that the arms be concealed.