Oklahoma Becomes the 15th Constitutional Carry State

Just announced: Governor Stitt has just signed Constitutional Carry into law

Published Wednesday, February 27, 2019
Gun Rights Watch article by GRW Chief Editor

Less than an hour ago, Oklahoma's Governor Stitt signed Constitutional Carry into law after having been passed by the Senate hours earlier. This unofficially makes Oklahoma the 15th state to remove permit restrictions, although it pertains only to residents of Oklahoma and the other 14 Constitutional Carry states.

House Bill 2597 was authored by Senate Majority Leader Kim David and Representative Jon Echols. It passed the Senate easily with a bipartisan 40-6 vote.

To take advantage of the new permitless carry, you must be a resident as stated above and be age 21 or older. Military service personnel between the ages of 18 and 21 are exempted from the age requirement.

HB 2597 is the first bill signed into law by Governor Stitt. It takes effect November 1st, 2019.

See our full map of states working on passing Constitutional Carry in 2019 here.