Oklahoma Legislative Update
In the video below, Robert Robles, independent program attorney for U.S. LawShield in Oklahoma, gives his legislative update and reviews new gun laws that take effect November 1 .
Hello. This is Robert Robles, attorney for U.S. LawShield in Oklahoma.
I’m going to review the highlights of the 2017 Oklahoma Legislature, and their activities concerning gun laws in the state of Oklahoma that take effect November 1, 2017. I’m going to read them to you.
And there are nine separate gun laws.
Number 1 – Senate Bill 35: Active military may carry a firearm using a military ID, plus an Oklahoma photo ID.
Number 2 – Senate Bill 36: Definition of a pistol was amended to allow single or multiple projectiles from a single round of ammunition.
Number 3 – Senate Bill 40: Felony Pointing, Section 1289.25 amended. Castle Doctrine and Stand Your Ground were amended. A person pointing a weapon, or a perpetrator at a work, perpetrator in self-defense, or in order to thwart, stop, or deter a forcible felony or attempted forcible felony, shall not be deemed of committing a criminal act.
Number 4 — Senate Bill 288, Driver Carry. Immediate immunity is extended to a business entity’s vehicle when a company driver is not prohibited by the company from carrying a firearm.
Number 5 — Senate Bill 397 repeals Paragraph (d) of 21 Oklahoma Statute Section 1903. Ten years in prison, and up to a $10,000 fine for carrying a firearm on a bus has been repealed.
Number 6 — House Bill 1104: Any elected county official may carry a firearm in the courthouse where they were elected.
Number 7 — House Bill 1550: Motorcycle Carry has been amended to include a motorcycle as a motor vehicle, for purposes of allowing it to have a locked compartment for the storage of firearms.
Number 8 — House Bill 2324: Amended state of authorization to shoot depredating animals (coyotes, feral hogs) from aircraft. You will need special permits from the Oklahoma Wildlife Commission.
Number 9 — House Bill 1428: Handgun Carry: Military Age Exemption Act, 18-year-old residents of the state of Oklahoma who are veterans of, or members of, the United States Armed Forces may carry a firearm in the state of Oklahoma.
Thank you very much.
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