Governor signs bill expanding 'Stand Your Ground' into Oklahoma churches

Governor signs bill expanding 'Stand Your Ground' into Oklahoma churches

OKLAHOMA CITY, Okla. — Governor Mary Fallin signed a bill into law that adds churches to the list of places where the "Stand Your Ground" law applies in the state of Oklahoma.

The law now says can used deadly force in a place of worship against someone who enters "unlawfully or forcefully."

Supporters said they believe Oklahoma citizens have a "right to expect absolute safety" in their churches.

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The law already applied in homes and places of business.

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