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Oklahoma Governor Signs Bill Allowing Veterans To Carry Handguns

April 10, 2017

On Thursday, Oklahoma Gov. Mary Fallin signed House Bill 1428, also known as the Handgun Carry Military Age Exemption Act, making it legal for people as young as 18 who have served in the military to obtain a handgun license. HB 1428 was one of 11 bills that crossed the Governor’s desk that day.

Sponsors of House Bill 1428 include Rep. Kyle Hilbert, Sen. Jason Smalley, Rep. Kevin Calvey, Rep. George Faught, Rep. Mike Ritze, Rep. John Bennett, Sen. Josh Brecheen, Sen. Nathan Dahm, Rep. Sean Roberts, Rep. Kevin McDugle, and Rep. John Montgomery.

Prior to her signing, the existing law required individuals to be at least 21 years old to obtain a handgun license in the state of Oklahoma. Other pro-gun bills, including House Bill 1104, are being looked over by the State Legislature. House Bill 1104 would permit elected officials to carry guns into courthouses.