Oklahoma: HB3098 & HJR1009 Headed to Senate Floor

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Earlsboro, OK -(Ammoland.com)- The Senate Rules Committee heard two important pro-gun bills on Wednesday, April 6. HB3098 passed the committee 10-3; the three nays were Senators Bass, Floyd, and Garrison.

HB3098 would allow citizens of Oklahoma, aged 21 years or older with no felony convictions to carry an unconcealed handgun without any license. The bill now goes to the Senate floor. Once the Senate passes it, it will have to go back to the House for a final vote.

HJR1009 also passed the Rules Committee Wednesday 10-4; those casting nay votes were Senators Bass, Fields, Floyd, and Garrison. HJR1009 now awaits a hearing and vote on the floor of the Senate. Once past the floor, it will not need to go back to the House. It will proceed to the Secretary of the State to be placed on the November state-wide ballot. Once adopted, HJR1009 would replace the current language of Article 2, Section 26 of the Oklahoma Constitution (our state version of the Second Amendment). But, why amend the state constitution?

Many will be surprised to learn the the Oklahoma Supreme Court has said that the Legislature could ban the possession of handguns in our state if they chose to do so. In Williams v OSBI (1998), the court reaffirmed and built on existing case law to totally eviscerate our state level protection for the right to keep and bear arms. It is important that this be restored; HJR1009 will do that.

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Rwest
Rwest
5 years ago

Cannot believe HJR1009 and HB3098 died this week, in committee….probably due to Fields, Holt and Brooks

Matt in Oklahoma
Matt in Oklahoma
5 years ago
Reply to  Rwest

Dang didn’t see that. Well back to the drawing board. The news media pushed hard against it. I saw channel 5 and 9 speak against it.

TEX
TEX
5 years ago

I got lots of friends in Oklahoma and this is great news for all the people there ! The liberal gungrabbers like to talk about their gungrabbing bullsh*t being ‘common sense’ ! What’s happening in Oklahoma is ‘common sense’ !

John
John
5 years ago

OK2A is doing good works. Thanks OK2A

Matt in Oklahoma
Matt in Oklahoma
5 years ago

These are good steps towards the goal.

TEX
TEX
5 years ago

Matt, you got that right !