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Okla. bill to allow some ex-felons to have guns

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By: From Wire Reports

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) - A bill that would allow some ex-felons to have their right to possess firearms restored has been placed on hold after clear opposition from members of a House panel.

The House Public Safety Committee on Wednesday raised numerous concerns with the bill by Cordell Republican Rep. Todd Russ. The bill would have allowed individuals convicted of a nonviolent felony who have completed their sentence and probationary period to have their gun rights restored. The bill would also allow those individuals to apply for a permit to carry a handgun.

Russ agreed to lay the bill over after several members raised objections.

Under current law, those convicted of a nonviolent felony can only have their gun rights restored through a pardon from the governor.

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