Here is the link:
Oklahoma House Committee Approves Open Carry Bill - News9.com - Oklahoma City, OK - News, Weather, Video and Sports |
We got (some version of this) passed but the previous (democrat) governor vetoed it. However the current Republican governor says she is all for responsible open carry. This bill allows those with a carry license to carry openly OR concealed.
I personally am not interested in open carrying myself (except under some specific conditions), but it is nice to have the choice. It would also be nice if others open carry a lot so that those that freak out at seeing open guns would realize how determined some of us are that we be able to defend ourselves.
Oklahoma is really pretty gun-friendly. If you don't believe this due to no open carry, you need to understand that our state is rather new, and when we were formed in 1907, that was a time when people were starting to think about gun control, and trying to get away from the "wild west" image. Still, the average Oklahoman over the years mostly was used to having guns around, and we really don't have that many liberal gun-grabbers here.