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Oklahoma Senate Passes Bill Making it Easier to Carry Guns

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A.C. Forst is a life long Oklahoma resident, and currently running to be a state representative. Be says the Senate Bill 1212 would allow people to carry guns who shouldn't. 
"I am very pro-gun, I want people to be able to carry guns, I like that people carry guns. But you need some training, just like driving a car to be able to do that. And having a license keeps people having training and keeps them in that position where they know how to use a fire arm properly."
The bill would allow people 21 years and older and people in the military 18 years and older to carry a gun without a license. The state of Missouri has been operating under similar laws for a little more than a year now, and local law enforcement weigh in with us on what they've seen.
"I's kind of a controversial subject, but in reality, the law abiding citizens will continue to follow the law and the criminals will continue not to. For us in Missouri, we haven't really seen any big impact from the law changing" says Captain Trevor Duncan from the Joplin Police Department.
The new bill would not have any effect on carrying weapons in places where it already isn't allowed, like elementary schools and government buildings.  
"I'm perfectly happy with our open carry license, i like that we have that. I like that people can carry guns, i don't think we should have to spend 500 dollars to get a license but i do like the fact that we do have licenses" says Forst.
Now that it's passed the Senate, the bill now hits Governor Fallin's desk, who has yet to say whether she'll sign the bill.

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