Wednesday, May 18, 2011

CareerTech Concealed Carry Bill Clears House

The House on Tuesday passed a bill that will allow the concealed carry of firearms on CareerTech campuses and Senate approval may come today.

That means the measure will go to Governor Fallin for action and it is to Fallin that some CareerTech leaders will send their appeals that she veto it.

The bill will allow concealed-weapons licensees to leave their guns inside locked cars on CareerTech campuses or to carry them to other areas with permission of the CareerTech superintendent; that are the same rules that apply to college campuses.

If the measure passes the Senate, CareerTech leaders say they will appeal to Fallin to veto it.

"I completely understand Second Amendment rights, and I completely agree with the right to bear arms, but this just doesn't make sense," Phil Berkenbile, state director of the Oklahoma Department of Career and Technology Education, told the Tulsa World.

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