OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) - Advocates for expanded gun rights in Oklahoma are claiming success in the 2012 legislative session after the passage of several pro-gun measures that include one allowing permit holders to openly carry firearms.
The open-carry bill was given final approval by the Legislature last week and is awaiting the governor's signature. It has been a top priority for gun rights advocates in recent years. Gov. Mary Fallin already has signed a bill allowing gun owners from other states to carry concealed weapons in Oklahoma, and another bill on her desk would prohibit the governor or any other state or local official from confiscating or banning firearms during a state of emergency.
Gun-rights advocate Don Spencer with the Oklahoma Second Amendment Association says he's "very pleased" with the 2012 session.