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Bill to Allow Ex-Felons to have Guns on Hold
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.
Posted: Wednesday, February 13 2013, 12:40 PM CST
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Oklahoma lawmakers plan $45 million tornado relief
May 21, 2013 22:12 GMT
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OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) -- Oklahoma lawmakers have begun the process of appropriating millions of dollars in emergency funds to help pay the cost of recovering from tornadoes that have ravaged parts of central Oklahoma.
Separate committees of the House and Senate on Tuesday approved a plan to appropriate $45 million from the state's Rainy Day Constitutional Reserve Fund. The money will go to the State Emergency Fund to help recover from a massive tornado that struck Moore on Monday, killing at least 24 people. A separate tornado on Sunday left two dead in Shawnee.
Republican Sen. Clark Jolley of Edmond says the money will help the Department of Emergency Management match disaster aid from the Federal Emergency Management Agency or to pay costs not covered by federal dollars.
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