Oklahoma lawmakers are on the verge of ending the permit requirement for concealed carry in their state.
State legislators passed a bill to eliminate the requirement early this year, only to have Gov. Mary Fallin (R) veto it.
But Ammoland reports that Governor-elect Kevin Stitt (R) has already made clear he will sign the bill if it reaches his desk. In early September News 9 quoted Stitt saying, “I would sign it. I am a constitutional conservative. I support the first amendment, the second amendment and I think the best defense for a bad guy with a gun, is a good guy with a gun.”
State Sen. Nathan Dahm (R) introduced the legislation that Fallin vetoed and plans to reintroduce it under Stitt.
On November 27, 2018, Breitbart News reported a similar situation in South Dakota, where outgoing Gov. Dennis Daugaard (R) vetoed legislation to end a concealed carry permit requirement but Governor-elect Kristi Noem (R) is expected to sign it.
There are currently 12 states where the Second Amendment is the only concealed carry permit a resident needs: Alaska, Arizona, Idaho, Kansas, Maine, Mississippi, Missouri, New Hampshire, North Dakota, West Virginia, Wyoming, and Vermont. Adding Oklahoma and South Dakota to that list will be considerable expansion on the exercise of freedom.
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