House Approves Expansion of Make My Day Law

Oklahoma House of Representatives

Media Division

March 17, 2011


Contact: State Rep. Steve Vaughan

Capitol: (405) 557-7355
OKLAHOMA CITY – Legislation that would expand Oklahoma’s “Make My Day” law to include places of business has been passed by the Oklahoma House of

House Bill 1439, by state Rep. Steve Vaughan, would give
business owners and workers the right to use deadly force to defend

“There’s confusion on where the legal line is drawn between
self-defense and an attack,” said Vaughan, R-Ponca City. “At the same
time, I think most Oklahomans are not confused about where it should be
drawn. If an armed robber approaches a business, I think most Oklahomans
would think it was appropriate for a business owner or employee to use
deadly force against that armed robber. Under current law, that business
owner or employee could be charged with murder.”

House Bill 1439 passed by a vote of 87 to 6. It now proceeds
to the Senate for consideration.


One response to “House Approves Expansion of Make My Day Law

  1. Exactly whom are you kidding. The only people they want working are members of the military-who are already armed.

    Perhaps they should consider making death threats, bank robbery, extortion, & stalking illegal as well.

    Not everyone is all that interested in bringing in the “look big” party for the podunker section.

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