Clearing one of its final legislative hurdles, NRA-backed HB 1243, was approved by the Senate Judiciary Committee last week. HB 1243, by state Representative Greg Piatt (R-48), provides employers legal protection if a gun is taken from an employee`s vehicle and used to commit a crime. Legal protections will also be provided to an employee whose firearm is stolen from his or her vehicle and used to commit a crime.
Oklahoma Legislators passed a law last year allowing workers to have guns in their vehicles at work sites, but several Oklahoma companies have objected and are contesting the law in court. HB 1243 is expected to be heard by the full Senate and voted on soon. NRA members are encouraged to contact their State Senators at (405) 524-0126 and ask them to pass this important piece of legislation.