Tuesday, November 1, 2011

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Oklahoma Castle Doctrine Expansion Bill Took Effect Today!

Tuesday, November 01, 2011

On April 25, Governor Mary Fallin signed into law a "Castle Doctrine" expansion bill which went into effect today, November 1.  House Bill 1439 expands the right of an owner, manager, or employee of a business to use deadly force if necessary against an intruder when there is reasonable fear of imminent peril of death or great bodily harm.  This bill was authored by state Representative Steve Vaughan (R-37) and state Senator David Myers (R-20).
Please contact Governor Mary Fallin and the bill sponsors to express your thanks for their leadership on this important self–defense legislation!
Contact information for Governor Mary Fallin may be found by clicking here.
Bill Sponsors’ Contact Information:
Representative Steve Vaughan
Senator David Myers

Wisconsin: Right-to-Carry law now in effect

Concealed carry license applications are available from DOJ. The department hasn't processed any applications until Tuesday because it needs current criminal history information when doing a background check. The fee for a license is $50 and you need proof of training.

Read About It: The Associated Press

Barr: Gun control widely disfavored in recent poll

If anyone in the Obama campaign is considering using gun control as an issue in next year's campaign, the Republican Party should encourage them with a sizable donation. The latest national issues poll from the Gallup organization confirms what Barack Obama's two unsuccessful predecessors found out the hard way -- a strong majority of American voters do not favor gun control and will prove it with their votes.

Read About It: Daily Caller

South Carolina: Sheriff encourages women to obtain Right-to-Carry permits

A South Carolina sheriff is urging women to get concealed weapons permits and carry guns to protect themselves. Spartanburg County Sheriff Chuck Wright made the suggestion Monday while discussing the arrest of a suspect in an attempted rape last weekend.

Read About It: The Associated Press

Illinois: Oak Park exploring new gun rules

More than a year after the U.S. Supreme Court overturned its long standing ban on handguns, Oak Park officials are looking for new ways to limit potential firearm owners. This time, they'll approach gun ownership as a public health issue.

Read About It: Oak Park Patch (Ill.)

Seattle gun ban is illegal, Appeals Court rules

The state Court of Appeals affirmed Monday that Seattle's gun ban in parks is illegal, more than a year after a King County judge sided with gun rights advocates and the city appealed.

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