OKLAHOMA CITY — Police have supported the decision to hold a self-described “Second Amendment auditor” after a local lawyer stated that he wasn’t violating gun laws due to this new permitless law.
Timothy Harper was arrested after he broadcast a video of himself bringing two guns to court.
One was a handgun. Authorities identified another as a rifle.
“If he had only the pistol, that would be nice. But you can’t take either a gun or shotgun into an institution like one where they sell low-point alcohol, or beer.” said MSgt. Gary Knight.
Knight stated that this regulation did not change when permitless carry, November 1, came into effect.
Robert Robles, an Oklahoma City lawyer, stated that Harper is ignorant based on his reading of the law.
Robles stated that while he is allowed to carry a pistol under law, he is now permitted to possess a gun or shotgun under the new law.
Harper and his lawyers are attempting to have the debate in court.
Robles and authorities seem to agree on one thing. You are not violating the law by entering until denied and then being asked to leave. Knight said that this law has not changed.
Knight explained that if you enter the building and also violate the principles of company (not always the legislation but the business), they will request that you leave. Otherwise, you are trespassing.
Attorney General Mike Hunter stated the following in a statement. “The office had been successful in safeguarding court challenges which would have resisted inherent transport law taking effect on November 1. We must protect the legislation as well as the section that gives business owners the right not to allow guns in their business area, as outlined in pages 22-23 of House Bill 2597.
Knight said that Oklahoma City police officers could enforce regulations as they are. He stressed that firearms are not allowed and that licenses will continue to be required for handguns that are brought into businesses that sell alcohol.