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Oklahomans soon could be allowed to openly carry holstered firearms under a bill that passed the Senate on Thursday and is heading to Gov. Mary Fallin’s desk.

The Senate voted 33-10 for legislation that would allow residents who apply for a concealed carry permit to also openly carry their guns in a holster. Fallin generally withholds comment on legislation until her staff has had time to review it, but she has previously indicated she supports a “responsible” open-carry bill.

The measure approved in the Senate simply expands the state’s current concealed-carry law to include unconcealed weapons. Individuals would still have to take a firearms training course and apply for a license, which includes submitting photographs and fingerprints for a background check.

Source: The Associated Press via NECN.

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