The Oklahoma legislature took swift action, today; to give direction to municipalities regarding city parks and individual self defense rights. The language of HB2010 assures that individuals can legally keep and bear arms on all publicly accessed property, but allows communities to require concealment of those arms in specific places or circumstances.
Rep. Gary Mize and Majority Floor Leader Jon Echols teamed up to convince the committee to vote in unanimous affirmation The senate is set to vote on Echols' Consealed Carry bill ( HB2597 ).
Moms & Dads can now retain their sense of security while taking their children to the park. Previously, many who needed an emergency order of protection were afraid to go out in public places where they had concerns for the safety of themselves or their children, from specific persons whom had previously threatened violence upon them.
Some wanted these parks to be easy prey for criminals who would then be assured that good citizens would be unarmed. The NRA, OK2A, and the cities of Tulsa & OKC all collaborated on the language of this bill.
Here are some that the news team at Tulsa World believes stood out.