Bill aims at closing loophole for felons

Bill aims at closing loophole for felons
A pair of lawmakers from Oklahoma, including one from Duncan, are introducing legislation that would protect felons who are in a car with others who are legally carrying firearms. (Source: KSWO)

LAWTON, OK (TNN) - A pair of lawmakers from Oklahoma, including one from Duncan, are introducing legislation that would protect felons who are in a car with others who are legally carrying firearms.

Bill aims at closing loophole for felons

Senate Bill 46 is written by Senators Paul Scott and Jim Olsen, and would remove language prohibiting a convicted felon or someone serving on probation from riding in a car with someone if there is a gun in the car.

In a statement, Senator Scott said, “If we don’t change this, we could be potentially putting peaceful individuals who are trying to restart their lives back in prison for up to ten years that had no ill intent to anyone. They simply unknowingly got a ride from someone who is legally carrying a firearm in their vehicle.”

Copyright 2019 Texoma News Network. All rights reserved.