Judge Denies Request for Injunction on Oklahoma’s Constitutional Carry Law

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OKLAHOMA CITY, OK – A Judge in Oklahoma County on Wednesday, after hearing arguments from both sides of the controversial topic, denied a request asking for an injunction on Oklahoma’s Constitutional Carry Law.

State Rep. Jason Lowe, Oklahoma City-97 (D), filed a lawsuit regarding the law, saying the bill was unconstitutional because it violated a rule that laws have to be about one topic.

10/07/2019 Related Story: A Democratic State Rep. from Oklahoma City and Other Advocates Sue Seeking to Stop Oklahoma ‘Constitutional Carry’ Law

The judge, Oklahoma County District Judge Don Andrews, determined that the law is constitutional and does not violate the single-subject rule and denied the injunction. With that determination Oklahoma’s Constitutional Carry law will go into effect at 12:01 a.m. Friday, Nov. 1.

“We are disappointed, but we knew this would be a long process. We knew that this was going to be a long fight and eventually would go to the Supreme Court. Our intent is to file an appeal tomorrow morning,” Lowe said.

Oklahoma’s Attorney General Mike Hunter released a statement saying, “We are pleased Judge Andrews ruled in our favor and did not grant a preliminary injunction, which will allow this law to go into effect on Nov. 1, My office is proud to defend the constitutional carry law against a political attack by plaintiffs who were unable to succeed at the legislature, unable to persuade voters in the referendum process and now seeking to overturn a duly enacted law with meritless claims and scare tactics.”

This past summer, Lowe and other opponents to the law ran a signature campaign but didn’t gather enough signatures by the deadline.

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