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SB 1733 - Authorizes Open Carry of Firearms - Key Vote

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Steve Russell voted Yea (Concurrence Vote) on this Legislation.

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Legislation - Signed (Executive) -

Title: Authorizes Open Carry of Firearms

Legislation - Concurrence Vote Passed (Senate) (33-10) - (Key vote)

Title: Authorizes Open Carry of Firearms

Vote Smart's Synopsis:

Vote to concur with House amendments and pass a bill that authorizes the "open" carry of firearms, effective November 1, 2012.

Highlights:
  • Expands firearm laws authorizing the concealed-carry of handguns to include “unconcealed” carry for valid, licensed handguns (Secs. 1-10, 12, 14-21 & 24-47).
  • Defines “unconcealed handgun” as a loaded or unloaded pistol that is completely or partially visible and is carried on an individual's belt, shoulder holster, or designated carrying case (Sec.23).
  • Defines “open” carry as a firearm that is transported in plain view, in a gun case that is completely or partially visible, in a gun rack, or in an exterior locked compartment in the trunk of a vehicle (Sec. 12). 
  • Establishes that individuals are permitted to carry loaded and unloaded shotguns, rifles, and pistols, openly and without a license, on property that is owned, leased, rented, or otherwise legally controlled by the individual, so long as it is for self-defense, self protection, or any other legitimate purpose (Sec. 11). 
  • Prohibits any person or entity from enforcing a policy that prohibits individuals, with the exception of convicted felons, from transporting or storing firearms and ammunition in or on a motor vehicle (Sec. 13).
  • Prohibits a municipality or branch of the state from establishing the open carrying of a handgun as disorderly conduct or disturbing the peace based on the Oklahoma Self-Defense Act (Sec. 22).
  • Requires individuals to carry a valid handgun license and valid Oklahoma State driver's license or photo identification at all times when in possession of an authorized handgun (Sec. 29).
  • Requires individuals to present law enforcement officers with a valid handgun license upon demand (Sec. 29).
  • Prohibits law enforcement officers from disarming or physically restraining an individual, unless they are under reasonable suspicion of criminal activity and fail to display a valid handgun license (Sec. 29).
  • Requires individuals in possession of a handgun to identify his or her possession to law enforcement officers, at the first opportunity, during the course of an arrest, detainment, or routine traffic stop (Sec. 29).
  • Specifies that failure to inform law enforcement officers of handgun possession is a misdemeanor with a fine of no more than $100 (Sec. 29).
Legislation - Bill Passed With Amendment (House) (85-3) -
Legislation - Bill Passed (Senate) (34-9) -
Legislation - Introduced (Senate) -

Title: Authorizes Open Carry of Firearms

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