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12:47 pm
Fri February 15, 2013

Oklahoma Panel OKs Online Renewal of Handgun License

Credit State of Oklahoma-File photo

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — Oklahomans who want to carry a handgun may soon be able to get their license with the click of a button.

A bill approved Thursday in a House committee would allow individuals with a handgun license to renew it online.

The bill by Broken Arrow Republican Rep. Mike Ritze is dubbed the "Modernization of Self-Defense Act Application Process of 2013." If approved by the new House Calendar Committee, the measure will head to the full House for a vote.

The Oklahoma Legislature last year approved a bill that allows an individual with a handgun license to carry their firearm either concealed or displayed openly in a hols