Okla. panel clears bill for gun liability immunity

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Associated Press

Posted on February 21, 2013 at 4:04 PM

Updated Thursday, Feb 21 at 4:05 PM

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — A bill to grant immunity to businesses and places of worship if they don't ban firearms from their premises has cleared an Oklahoma Senate committee.

Republican Sen. AJ Griffin of Guthrie presented her bill to the Senate Public Safety Committee Thursday, where it passed without opposition and now heads to the full Senate for consideration.

The proposal also would shield employers from legal liability if they don't ban employees from bringing guns onto the business' property.

Griffin's proposal is among dozens of gun-related bills moving through Oklahoma's legislature. Most of them intend to strengthen or protect current gun rights amid increased interest recently in gun legislation across the country.

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