Measure takes effect Nov. 1.

Under legislation signed into law today, a firearm instructor would have fewer hurdles to jump through to be compliant with state law.

House Bill 1462, by state Rep. Pat Ownbey and state Sen. Frank Simpson, would eliminate a fingerprint background check requirement for instructors renewing their CLEET certification and create the option of either a 5-year or 10-year registration certificate.

“The intent of the Second Amendment was to give us the right to defend ourselves and because firearm instruction is a part of the process of obtaining a firearm license, it is necessary that we do what we can to encourage firearm instruction,” said Ownbey, R-Ardmore.

The new law will take effect Nov. 1.