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Harry Coates, Jr.'s Voting Records on Issue: Guns

Oklahoma Key Votes

Date Bill No. Bill Title Outcome Vote
May 10, 2012 SB 1733 Authorizes Open Carry of Firearms Concurrence Vote Passed - Senate
(33 - 10)
April 12, 2011 S Amdt 1 Removes Provision Authorizing Legislators to Carry Firearms Amendment Adopted - Senate
(29 - 19)
May 5, 2010 SB 1685 Oklahoma Firearms Freedom Act Veto Override Failed - Senate
(28 - 16)
April 21, 2010 HB 3354 Concealed and Unconcealed Weapons Guidelines Bill Passed - Senate
(33 - 15)
April 19, 2007 SB 507 Comprehensive tort reform-Provide Concurrence Vote Passed - Senate
(25 - 23)
March 13, 2007 SB 507 Firearm Injury Liability and Tort Reform Bill Passed - Senate
(42 - 5)
April 25, 2006 HCS HB 2615 "Stand Your Ground Law" Bill Passed - Senate
(39 - 5)

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