The Shawnee News-Star
  • Governor inks firearms instructor bill

  • Measure takes effect Nov. 1.
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  • 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.
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