Oklahoma governor Fallin vetoes gun carry bill

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Well, this is disappointing.

Gov. Fallin’s term ends in 2019.

From Fox News: Oklahoma Gov. Mary Fallin on Friday vetoed the “Constitutional Carry” bill that, if passed, would have enabled handgun owners in the state to carry without first obtaining a permit.

The NRA had supported the bill’s passage and had urged Fallin to sign it.

While Oklahoma “is a state that respects the Second Amendment,” Fallin said in a statement, she chose to veto the bill, also known as Senate Bill 1212,  because “the firearms requirement we current have in state law are few and reasonable.”

“Oklahoma is a state that respects the Second Amendment. As governor, I have signed both concealed-carry and open-carry legislation. I support the right to bear arms and own a pistol, a rifle, and a shotgun,” the statement read.

“Oklahomans believe that law-abiding individuals should be able to defend themselves. I believe the firearms requirement we current have in state law are few and reasonable. Senate Bill 1212 eliminates the training requirements for persons carrying a firearms in Oklahoma. It reduces the level of the background check necessary to carry a gun,” it continued.

Fallin added that the bill “eliminates the current ability of Oklahoma law enforcement to distinguish between those carrying guns who have been trained and vetted, and those who have not,” echoing an argument that many lawmakers who opposed the mandate, such as Democratic state Rep. Shane Stone, made while the bill was debated.

The mandate is “anti-safety and anti-law enforcement” and “too far out there,” Stone previously told Fox News.

“Again, I believe the firearms laws we currently have in place are effective, appropriate and minimal, and serve to reassure our citizens that people who are carrying handguns in this state are qualified to do so,” Fallin’s statement ended.

The bill passed the Oklahoma House of Representatives in a 59-28 vote in late April. It passed the state’s Senate on May 2 in a 33-9 vote. At the time, some lawmakers expected Fallin to pass the legislation, while the bill’s author, Republican Sen. Nathan Dahm, was wary that Fallin would choose to veto Constitutional Carry because “she had vetoed other gun legislation in the past,” he told Fox News at the time.

Some 11 other states have passed similar legislation, which, if implemented in Oklahoma, would have “eliminated the requirement to complete a short firearms safety and training course from a certified instructor and demonstrate competency with a pistol before carrying a gun in public,” according to the governor’s office.


22 responses to “Oklahoma governor Fallin vetoes gun carry bill

  1. Who knew the Second Amendment actually reads: “the right of the people to keep and bear arms, shall not be infringed — but you must get a permit from the government“? /Sarc

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    • Yeah, “…shall not be infringed”, is not ambiguous language. They must feel confident that they have the Supreme Court sufficiently stacked for this to stand. In the first place, it is backward. They don’t need a new law. They need to rescind the current anti-Constitutional ones that they have.

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  2. Kevin J Lankford

    One would think that the only way to deny the true U.S. citizens the right to carry would be to “veto” the Constitution.

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  3. Next Governor will run on signing a Constitutional carry bill…

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  4. Fallin-G in 2019, get it? Got it !!!

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  5. Michael J. Garrison

    Let me translate this article into English: “we don’t want the citizens armed with firearms because that makes it harder for our murdering police force to cull the sheep.”

    Hey, Gov’na, I have an idea. Go on a permanent vacation.

    (I am watching the Embassy Opening in Jerusalem on television as I write this. John Hagee is giving a speech to the idiots in attendance. Need I say anything more about the demise that this Country has gone through at the hands of Russia’s secret societies???)
    Russia owns Russia
    Russia owns Israel
    Russia owns America
    Russia owns Iran
    Russia owns Iraq
    Russia owns Saudi Arabia
    Russia owns ALL Nations
    Russia owns Hell
    So don’t be rushin’ off to celebrate anything!!

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  7. A well trained goyim. She will go far. That pesky 2nd A just needs to go away / sarc

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  8. It is also harder to harass and take your weapons from you if we don’t have a record of all the guns that you own, so we will also make you register your handgun purchase in Michigan, which is my state.

    Of course, I am also usually in a state of confusion, so it can be hard to differentiate.

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    • Illlinois’ the same way. I have to have a current FOID card (Firearms Owner ID) in order to purchase.The only reason I don’t have a Concealed Carry permit, is because I don’t want to be near the top of list when the time comes for confiscation.

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  9. In a way this is a good idea. Whenever they propose more restrictions we should propose even lighter ones. It is the only way not to lose ground.

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  10. I’m just concerned that if the Second Amendment is released from the current grip of Government,they may just jump to a full-on attack on the FIRST Amendment. Once it becomes illegal to discuss publicly our Constitution,they’ll push for repeal of the Constitution,because THEY know BETTER. And THUS would be the end of The United States Of America.

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    • Well, we’re not that far from that now. My opinion is that the New Odor is fully functional as we speak. They just haven’t officially announced it yet.

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  11. Relax-just venting.


  12. Stupid woman, that’s the problem. Her name makes it easy to remember who to vote OUT in 2019: Fallin FAIL.

    Mary had a little scam
    Her fleece-job appeared white as snow.
    But everywhere that Mary went,
    She did not want 2A Gun-Toters to go.
    –Source: Nursery Rhymes Updated for the 21st Century.

    Look how many in the OK congress/senate voted FOR it! Wow. It should have been a slam-dunk but the “Missus” rejected the Founding FATHERS’ wisdom.

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  13. Grrrrrrrrrr… Damn RINO…

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  14. Do they have enough votes to override her veto?

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    • The lawmakers are now out of session: “The state Senate passed the bill and sent it to Fallin on May 2nd and then the state legislature adjourned on May 3rd. They will not gavel back into session until January 8th of next year, which is also right around the time that Fallin is retiring.”

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    • What gets me is that she’s concerned about the removal of CLEET training one must take to obtain conceal carry. I took the training and it’s not like the course will make you proficient in handling firearms, by any means. Four hours of training (2 in class studying legalities) and 2 on the range is all the training consists of. I didn’t even have to do the range training because I had a conceal carry from WA State, which required NO training class to obtain the license.

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