Oklahoma Enacts Constitutional Carry Law

Oklahoma becomes the 15th state to recognize our constitutional right to freely own a firearm, and keep it handy… READ MORE

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The National Rifle Association Institute for Legislative Action (NRA-ILA) today applauded Oklahoma Governor Kevin Stitt for signing into law House Bill 2597, NRA-backed legislation that fully recognizes the constitutional right of law-abiding gun owners to carry a concealed firearm.

“On behalf of the NRA’s five-million members, we would like to thank Governor Stitt for signing this important legislation into law,” said Chris W. Cox, Executive Director of the NRA-ILA. “This law is a common sense measure that allows law-abiding Oklahomans to exercise their fundamental right to self-protection in the manner that best suits their needs.”

H.B. 2597 passed both chambers with broad bi-partisan support (House vote 70-30 , Senate vote 40-6). With the enactment of H.B. 2597 into law, Oklahoma becomes the fifteenth state to allow constitutional carry and the second state to enact the law this year. The complete list of constitutional carry states includes Oklahoma, North Dakota, South Dakota, Alaska, Arizona, Arkansas, Idaho, Kansas, Maine, Mississippi, Missouri, Vermont, West Virginia, Wyoming and New Hampshire.

This law does not change prohibited person laws or any law governing the misuse of a firearm, prohibited places where a firearm cannot be carried, or when force may be used in defense of self or others.

“NRA members and all of Oklahoma’s law abiding gun owners appreciate the efforts of the bill sponsors. Without the hard work and leadership of Senators Kim David and Nathan Dahm as well as Representatives Jon Echols, Kevin West and Sean Roberts this bill would not have become law,” concluded Cox.


11 thoughts on “Oklahoma Enacts Constitutional Carry Law”

    1. Danny, true. But with reciprocity between states being what it is, a concealed permit is not difficult for a law abiding citizen to acquire. I live in California and will most likely NEVER be able to get a CCW in my home state, but my Arizona and Utah permits allow me to concealed carry in 46 of 50 states. And in 15, I do not even need the permits. We are moving forward. Thanks.

    2. Maybe you should take a look at a map. Oklahoma has Constitutional carry states to the north, north-east, and east. And once Kentucky’s bill is signed into law, A person can travel from Oklahoma all the way to West Virginia on Constitutional carry laws. There are only 2 states that currently are surrounded by non-Constitutional carry states; Arizona and Idaho. Have a good day!

    3. Wrong! You need to look at a map. Oklahoma borders with Constitutional carry states to the north, north-east, and east. And once the Governor of Kentucky signs the bill into law, which he will, then an individual will be able to travel from Oklahoma to West Virginia UN-infringed. The only 2 states that are surrounded by non-Constitutional carry states are Arizona and Idaho.

      1. Danny, please look at a map. I responded to your first remark about staying in Oklahoma and I even stated the directions. For you to reply back with Texas shows that you don’t know much about geography nor maps. Texas is south of Oklahoma; not north or east. And I only mentioned the states that do have Constitutional carry.
        Also, more and more states are becoming Constitutional carry making is easier to travel. I have no desires to travel in the states that will never change nor spend my money in them.
        Have a good day.

    1. No, your very first comment was narrow minded. I have been in all but 4 states and been in many countries during my time in the military. Narrow minded isn’t one of my traits, but you seem to want to get into some time of disagreement because I corrected your first comment which was indeed incorrect and I’m not the only one that has corrected you on it. So, since that’s your way of communicating; no more replies from me in regards to this article cause I’m not into childish games.

  1. Hi. You do not need to be an Arizona, Utah of Florida resident to obtain their Concealed Carry Permit, which will allow you to carry in most states legally. It is a 8 hour course and is readily available. Check with the NRA as instructors must be NRA certified, or google it. As I said, I live in CA but have AZ and UT permits that cover me in at least 46 states. Check it out.

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