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Open carry gun law bill called crime deterrent

BY WAYNE GREENE - Tulsa World Published: January 23, 2012
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TULSA — Scott Hannaford’s holster is empty, but he doesn’t want to keep it that way.

The Tulsan is committed to extending Second Amendment rights, including passage of an open carry law in Oklahoma.

To make his point,...

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Proposed open carry law

Sen. Steve Russell, R-Oklahoma City, has proposed Senate Bill 1092, which would allow Oklahomans who are at least 21 years old to openly carry loaded or unloaded shotguns, rifles or pistol, if they have taken gun safety instructions from the National Rifle Association or other authorized instructors and carry a card verifying their training. The guns must be carried in a holster that is wholly or partially visible or in a scabbard or case designed for carrying guns. Under the proposal, guns could not be carried into government buildings, to government meetings, to prisons or jails, to elementary or secondary schools, to professional sports events, to pari-mutuel betting facilities or anyplace where guns are specifically prohibited

by law.

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