48 hours after the Governor of Oklahoma unexpectedly vetoed a pro-gun bill that had very strong support in the State House and Senate, the state House voted to overturn the veto.
The bill (HB 2461) would “require that a chief law enforcement officer (CLEO) sign an application for the transfer of any item regulated under the National Firearms Act (NFA) within fifteen days if the applicant is not prohibited by law from receiving it.”
According to the NRA-ILA,
Today, the Oklahoma House of Representatives voted overwhelmingly to override the Governor's surprising veto of NRA-supported House Bill 2461 by a bipartisan 86-3 vote. As previously reported, HB 2461 was sent to Governor Fallin (R) for her signature following nearly unanimous passage in the Oklahoma Legislature. HB 2461 originally passed by a 92 to 1 vote in the House and passed unanimously in the Senate.
The NRA also asks that their members “please thank state Representative Mike Turner (R-82) and House Speaker Jeffrey Hickman (R-58) for their leadership and tireless support of the Second Amendment in Oklahoma.”
The vote in the Oklahoma State Senate to override the veto could happen as early as today or tomorrow.