The Supreme Court has ruled that the 2nd amendment applies to individual citizens. But how does that affect you? How does it affect the lives of your and your children? Who is packing a pistol? Should you be carrying one too? What you should know before you step out your front door.
If you are anti-guns, or afraid of guns, or just don't like them and don't want them in your house, then this blog is for you. (It might just change your mind)
Friday, November 2, 2012
O.C. is OK in OK
Oklahomans Prepare for New Law That Will Make Guns a Common Sight
A new law takes effect on Thursday in Oklahoma - anyone licensed to carry a concealed firearm can choose to carry a weapon out in the open, in a belt or shoulder holster, loaded or unloaded.
Advocates for gun rights said the ability to “open carry” would deter
crime and eliminate the risks of a wardrobe mishap, such as when someone
carrying a concealed weapon breaks the law by accidentally exposing the
firearm. But the new law is a symbolic as well as practical victory.
Supporters said there was no better advertisement for the Second
Amendment than to have thousands of responsible adults openly carrying
their weapons in a highly visible fashion.
When the law takes effect, Oklahoma will become the 15th state to allow
people to openly carry firearms with a license. Those 15 states include
Utah, Iowa, New Jersey and Connecticut. Several other states, including
Arizona, New Mexico and Nevada, have even more permissive laws that
allow the carrying of unconcealed firearms without a license. All but
six states and the District of Columbia allow some form of open carry,
said John Pierce, founder of OpenCarry.org.