Earlier this afternoon Governor Mary Fallin signed into law the 'Open Carry' bill (S.B. 1733) which allows Oklahoma citizens with a valid concealed carry permit the option of carrying their firearm openly or concealed. The new law will go into effect on November 1st 2012

Governor Fallin had this to say about the new law “As a strong supporter of the Second Amendment and a gun owner myself, I’m happy to sign this bill into law and grant law-abiding citizens the ability to openly carry firearms,” Fallin said. “Senate Bill 1733 sends a strong message that Oklahoma values the rights of its citizens to defend themselves, their family and their property. It does so in a responsible way, by requiring those citizens who choose to ‘open carry’ to undergo both firearms training and a background check.”

By signing this piece of legislation Governor Fallin kept good on her campaign promise and is a true friend to the Second Amendment. I've been following the 'Open Carry' bill(s) for quite some time and it's beyond gratifying to see a politician keep their word and follow through with what they've promised.