Okla. bill would allow guns in churches

By: Amanda Brown Email
By: Amanda Brown Email

ARDMORE, OK--An Oklahoma state law maker is pushing to have guns allowed in churches and other places of worship.

Representative Mike Ritze said that an attack on his family and several others in churches across the state has prompted him to clarify the Stand Your Ground law; so that it includes all places of worship among the places that Oklahoma citizens have the right to protect themselves against intruders using physical or deadly force.

On Monday the proposed legislation passed the house judiciary committee by a vote of 10 to 3, but will still need to go through the house of representatives and state senate before being signed into law. If the law is passed it could go into effect as early as November of this year.

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