President Pro Tempore
Senator Greg Treat, R-Oklahoma City
State Capitol Room 422
Oklahoma City, Oklahoma 73105
For Immediate Release: February 27, 2019
Sen. Kim David
Senate sends constitutional
carry bill to governor’s desk
The Oklahoma Senate on Wednesday sent the constitutional carry bill
to the governor’s desk. House Bill 2597, authored in the Senate
by Majority Floor Leader Kim
David, was approved with a bipartisan vote of 40-6.
• Permits Oklahomans age 21 and older to carry a firearm without
• Permits veterans, active duty, and reserve military age
18 and over to carry without a permit.
• Prohibits felons and those with domestic violence convictions
or who have been adjudicated as having a mental illness from carrying
Additionally, the bill maintains current protections allowing private
property owners to prohibit firearms from being carried onto their
property. The bill also maintains the ability of higher education
institutions to set their own policies regarding the carrying of
firearms on campuses.
Upon the governor’s signature, Oklahoma would become the 16th
state to allow constitutional carry. The citizens of the 15 states
where constitutional carry is allowed can carry without a permit
in Oklahoma. Bordering constitutional carry states include Kansas,
Arkansas, and Missouri.
“This is great legislation that enhances and strengthens both
Second Amendment rights and private property rights of Oklahomans.
This bill also grants the same rights and trust to Oklahomans that
the citizens of 15 other states have had in our state for years.
I appreciate the members of the Senate for sending this measure
to the governor’s desk and look forward to it being signed
into law,” said David, R-Porter.
“Second Amendment rights and property rights are not mutually
exclusive, and this bill strikes the right balance to strengthen
and enhance both rights of Oklahoma citizens. I congratulate Senator
Kim David on all of her hard work in getting this bill through the
legislative process and look forward to it gaining the governor’s
signature,” said Senate President Pro Tempore Greg
Treat, R-Oklahoma City.
For more information, contact:
Sen. Treat: (405) 521-5565
Sen. David: (405) 521-5590