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Oklahoma: State House Passes Important Self Defense Bills

Friday, May 16, 2014

Yesterday, House Bill 3510, legislation introduced by House Speaker Jeffrey Hickman (R-58) and Senator Brian Bingman (R-12) to address Governor Mary Fallin’s (R) veto of House Bill 2539, passed in the Oklahoma House of Representatives by an 83 to 8 vote.  Pro-gun House Bill 2614, legislation that authorizes concealed handgun license holders to store their handgun in a locked vehicle in school parking lots, also passed yesterday in the state House by an 83 to 6 vote.

HB 3510 makes a necessary amendment to Oklahoma Statute Title 21 § 733, which at this time permits the use of deadly force to defend only “one’s self, his or her husband, wife, parent, child, master, mistress, or servant.”  HB 3510 provides an important update to this antiquated statute by expanding the category of people a person can lawfully use deadly force to defend, expanding defense to any other person.

HB 3510 and HB 2614 have now been sent to the state Senate where they await consideration.  Please contact your state Senator and urge him or her to support these important self-defense bills.  Urge your state Senator to vote YES on HB 3510 and HB 2614.

Contact information for your state Senator can be found here.

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