February 11, 2009
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Representative Mike Ritze (R - Broken Arrow) Introduces Open Carry Bill for Oklahoma!
Only 6 states ban open carry, including incredibly, Oklahoma. See map at OpenCarry.org - A Right Unexercised is a Right Lost!
But Representative Mike Ritze (R - Broken Arrow) wants to change that apparently in response to an online petition effort at Open Carry in Oklahoma Petition
with over 3,700 signatures.
And if Ritze's newly introduced HB 1414 at http://webserver1.lsb.state.ok.us/20...1414%5Fint.rtf
passes, Oklahoma will join most states in requiring no permit to open carry handguns. Concealed carry of course would still require a permit like almost every state.
America is warming up to open carry in the states where it was once rarely practiced, and in 4 of the 6 states where it is now banned, legislative action is ongoing:
**South Carolina - bill already introduced to repeal the open carry ban.
**Arkansas and Texas - bills drafted to repeal the open carry ban.
**Florida & New York - no action yet, but online petition in Florida is growing, see Florida Open Carry Petition
OpenCarry.org applauds Representative Mike Ritze effort to bring full Second Amendment carry rights to Oklahoma!
John Pierce: John@OpenCarry.org
- (276) 206-9615
Mike Stollenwerk: Mike@Opencarry.org
- (703) 945-0824
Oklahoma Online Petition Founder:
Russ Cook, firstname.lastname@example.org
, cell: 405-694-0025; home: 405-899-4036