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Setting the Record Straight on Oklahoma's Proposed "Right to Keep and Bear Arms" Constitutional Amendment

by WOA Admin April 26, 2016

What is House Joint Resolution 1009? HJR 1009 proposes an amendment to the "keep and bear arms" language in the Oklahoma Bill of Rights, part of the State Constitution. HJR 1009 is necessary because the Oklahoma courts have interpreted the current "keep and bear arms" language as not protecting the right to personal defense; not protecting arms useful for self-defense; and not protecting a person’s right to lawfully keep and bear arms for self-defense on his or her own property.


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