I'm thinkin' there is a difference, though...
IIRC, carry is more restricted in OK without a permit, but I'm not sure where. Something to do with alcohol perhaps?
Meh. Fightin' lack of sleep & a headache, and don't feel like huntin' it up.
The law at this time is that SDA card holders can carry in places that derive less than 50% of their revenue from alcohol sales. Those exercising Constitutional Carry cannot carry into any establishment that serves alcohol. That changes on November 1st, thanks to SB646, signed into law by Gov. Stitt on April 27. The new law states that anyone holding a SDA card or exercising their Constitutional Carry right may enter any establishment serving alcohol as long as that is not the primary purpose of the establishment and that they do not consume alcohol while carrying. Here's the new law:Yeah, something to do with if the business is more than 50% alcohol you can enter if you have a permit, but cannot carry if you don't. I'm too lazy to read right now. LOL! As far as I remember, that's about the only difference though, so just stay out of bars.
21 O.S. 2011, Section 1272.1, as amended by Section 2, Chapter 259, O.S.L. 2012 (21 O.S. Supp. 2020, Section 1272.1), is amended to read as follows:
CARRYING FIREARMS WHERE LIQUOR IS CONSUMEDA. It shall be unlawful for a person to carry or possess any weapon designated in Section 1272 of this title in any establishment where the sale of alcoholic beverages, as defined by Section 163.2 of Title 371-103 of Title 37Aof the Oklahoma Statutes, constitutes the primary purpose of the business. This provision shall not apply to:
1. A peace officer, as defined in Section 99 of this title, or private investigator or armed security guard with a firearms authorization when acting in the scope and course of employment;
2. An owner or proprietor of the establishment;or
3. An employee of the establishment who has permission from the owner or proprietor of the establishment to carry or possess a weapon while in the scope and course of employment.
B. It shall be lawful for a person to carry or possess any weapon designated in Section 1272 of this title into any restaurant or other establishment licensed to dispense alcoholic beverages where the sale of alcoholic beverages does not constitute the primary purpose of the business.
C. Nothing in this section shall be interpreted to authorize any peace officer in actual physical possession of a weapon to consume alcoholic beverages, except in the authorized line of duty as an undercover officer.
D.Nothing in this section shall be interpreted to authorize any person, employee, private investigator or armed security guard with or without a firearms authorization in actual physical possession of a weapon to consume alcoholic beverages in any establishment where alcoholic beverages are consumed.
E. Any person violating the provisions of this section shall upon conviction, be guilty of a misdemeanor punishable by a fine not to exceed Two Hundred Fifty Dollars ($250.00).
F. Any person who intentionally or knowingly carries or possesses any weapon in violation of the provisions of this section and refuses to leave the establishment or the property of the establishment shall, upon conviction, be guilty of a misdemeanor punishable by a fine not to exceed Two Hundred Fifty Dollars ($250.00).
G. As used in this section, "consume" means the act of drinking or ingesting alcoholic beverages or eating a product containing alcohol.