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Second Amendment Rights Under Fire With The U.N,

AMENDMENT PURPOSE:
To uphold Second Amendment rights and prevent the United States from entering into the United Nations Arms Trade Treaty.

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So over the weekend there was an up and down vote on a Senate bill to uphold Second Amendment rights and prevent the United States from entering into the United Nations Arms Trade Treaty. This particular treaty lightly popped up in the news cycle several months ago as I wrote about before. 

It’s appalling that so many Unites States senators voted against it as it would strip a constitutional right and hand it over to the United Nations which wants to ban the import and export of firearms, magazines and ammunition. Ultimately leading to the registration and confiscation of firearms.

Here is the U.S. Senate legislation page

See how your state faired with voting your Second Amendment rights away and succumbing to the control of the U.N.

Open carry law in effect Nov. 1 – Oklahoma

Open Carry In Oklahoma

Earlier I wrote about Oklahoma instituting Open Carry. This goes into affect on November 1st and it’s interesting to see the overwhelming support for it.

Oklahoma’s open carry law goes info effect a week from Thursday.
That means anyone with a permit to carry a concealed weapon will be allowed to carry their gun in full view, beginning Nov. 1.
Felicia Jackson, OSBI’s gun licensing manager, stopped by to talk about the issue at what changes Oklahomans should expect.
She said her department is swamped with concealed carry requests.

Full Article Here

Norman Police Department Open Carry Forum, Oct 29, 2012

Senate Bill 1733 (Open Carry) was Author by Senator Anthony Sykes (Moore, Dist 24 – R)
OPEN CARRY FORUM SCHEDULED FOR OCTOBER 29
Date of Press Release:
Tue, 10/16/2012
Press Release By:
Captain Tom Easley
On November 1, 2012, the amended Oklahoma Self Defense Act (SDA) takes effect, which will permit citizens licensed under the SDA to carry authorized firearms in plain view. By adopting this measure, Oklahoma joins 24 other states with similar laws. The open carry law, however, also establishes limits for those choosing to carry a firearm in full view.
Oklahoma Statute 21:1272 defines where the open carry of a firearm is PROHIBITED. The locations include:
• Government buildings (except parking lots)
• Public or executive meetings of school boards, elected or government appointed boards, commissions and committees (except parking lots)
• Facilities used to house or process prisoners
• Secondary and elementary schools including parking lots, unless the person is only dropping off or picking up a child
• Sporting events, including professional events, except parking lots
• Any location where para-mutual wagering is permitted
• Any other place prohibited or restricted by law. For example, businesses where the primary source of income is derived from serving alcohol.
The same statute also defines where open carry is AUTHORIZED. The locations include:
• Public places with a permit unless otherwise prohibited
• Public access parking lots adjacent to any property where weapons may or may not be prohibited
• State, county or municipal parks and recreation areas
• Fairgrounds, but some areas upon or within a fairground or park may be restricted. For example, locations serving primarily alcohol or where para-mutual gambling is permitted
• College or technical school property when authorized by the institution
The Norman Police Department is committed to preserving the peace and safety of our citizens. With that goal in mind, we have developed a training plan for our officers and dispatchers on how to address public concerns about the new law. Additionally, we will conduct a public forum on Monday, October 29, 2012 at 6:30 P.M. in the Norman City Council chambers to answer any questions about the law and to outline the department’s responses to open carry-related calls for service.
It is the Norman Police Department’s intent to respect the legal rights of all citizens, including those who carry firearms in accordance with the Self Defense Act, while informing the public on responses they can expect from police.
Captain Tom Easley
Office: (405) 366-5216
Cell: (405) 833-5718

Open Carry In Oklahoma

Oklahoma prepares for open carry

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Starting November 1, 2012 Oklahoma residents will have the option to open carry in Oklahoma. This law goes into effect with mixed reviews of course, especially law enforcement officers because Oklahoma has a 50 state reciprocity law.

“This law has been updated so many times,” Captain Dexter Nelson of the Oklahoma City Police Department told local News affiliate FOX 25, “and it’s somewhat confusing, as to who can carry a gun, and when they can carry a gun.”

Nelson’s quoted saying, “Not only do we have to be concerned with the law in Oklahoma, but we will be required to contact the Department of Public Safety if someone tells us they’re from another state, and they’re carrying a firearm,” he said.

Well Captain Nelson, if you don’t like the constitution, you are free to find another line of work. I think this is a great step in the right direction for gun owners in Oklahoma and across the country. Now, I know that a lot of people have different points of view on conceal carry vs open carry, but regardless of your personal belief system on carrying it’s great to have the option.