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Man riding bike with gun on hip thought 'Constitutional Carry' was already in effect, gets trip to jail


TULSA  Police arrested a man Monday evening who reportedly was wearing a mask, riding a bike and sporting a gun on his hip without a license because he thought it was legal. 

Officers saw a masked Trey Custer riding a bike near the 500 block of North Sheridan Road with a handgun on his hip about 6 p.m. and asked him the status of his firearm-carry license, according to a Tulsa Police Department news release. 

Custer told them he didn't need a license because of the new 'Constitutional Carry' — or permitless carry — law, and officers "regrettably" informed him that the law has not yet taken effect, according to the release. 

In late February, Gov. Kevin Stitt signed legislation that will remove all licensing and training requirements for carrying handguns, but the new law doesn't take effect until Nov. 1.

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