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Thu February 21, 2013

Oklahoma Panel to Consider Church Gun Liability Immunity

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OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — An Oklahoma Senate panel is to consider a proposal to make businesses and places of worship immune from liability if they don't ban firearms from their premises.

The bill Republican Senator AJ Griffin of Guthrie is scheduled to go before the Senate Public Safety Committee Thursday.

It also shields employers from legal liability if they don't ban employees from bringing guns onto the business's 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 recent interest in gun legislation.