OKLAHOMA CITY — Some lawmakers hope 2020 will be the year firearms are finally allowed inside the state Capitol.

A newly filed bill from Rep. David Hardin, R-Stilwell, would allow legislators and current or former law enforcement officials to carry firearms into the Capitol and other buildings owned or leased by the state.

Legislators could carry firearms without a license while law enforcement officials could carry in the buildings as long as they had proper certification.

Bills allowing firearms in the Capitol have been introduced and failed multiple times over the last several years, but there could be momentum for continued deregulation after permitless carry was signed into law last year.

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