Today, November 1, marks the day that the open carry firearms law goes into effect in Oklahoma based on a bill signed by Governor Mary Fallin back in May.
It is now legal to openly carry a handgun visibly in the State of Oklahoma for persons with a valid license.
Last night, or early this morning, depending on how you look at it, at midnight, there was an open carry celebration that was held at Beverly's Pancake House in Oklahoma City. This event was put on by the Oklahoma Open Carry Association and was attended by several members of the local media.
This day marks a significant step toward we as citizens taking back our right to own and carry firearms from those who would try to take those rights away from us. We as citizens of this country can no longer afford to allow our Second Amendments rights to be taken away by an oppressive government that wishes to use the power of gun rights to control its citizenry. Remember, without our Second Amendment rights, we have no way in which to protect our other rights that are guaranteed to us by the U.S. Constitution.
Here are a few things to remember about our new open carry law. You must have a permit issued by the OSBI in order to legally openly carry a handgun. You can only openly carry a handgun with a caliber of .45 or less. If you come into contact with a member of law enforcement, you must, by law, notify them that you are licensed to carry a firearm and that you are armed. Upon request, you must provide your OSBI-issued license to that law enforcement officer. You may not openly carry a handgun in an establishment where beer or alcohol is consumed (a bar), a government building, a prison or jail, a public school, a sports arena, or any college or university.
Other than that, you can enjoy the right to openly carry a handgun.
I will leave you with this quote:
"An armed society is a polite society. Manners are good when one may have to back up his acts with his life." - - Robert Heinlein
So once again, Happy Open Carry Day Oklahoma!!!