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Stand your ground laws, if used properly, allows someone to use up to lethal force to defend themselves. It generally applies when they are at home or out in public. After more people began using lethal force to defend themselves, liberal began attacking those laws in order to give criminals more a chance of victimizing more people.

However, that’s not the case in Oklahoma where Gov. Mary Fallin signed House Bill 2632 into law. The principle factor of this new law is that the state’s stand your ground law is now extended to churches and other places of worship, allowing legally armed worshippers to use deadly force if necessary to defend themselves and others while worshiping.

(Tahlequah Daily Press) – Oklahomans now have further legal protections if they use deadly force while defending a house of worship from an attacker.

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House Bill 2632, authored by State Rep. Greg Babinec, R-Cushing, is law with Gov. Mary Fallin’s signature, and extends the “stand your ground” doctrine, which allows people to use firearms or other dangerous measures if they believe their lives are in danger, to churches, mosques, synagogues and temples.

The law does not require any house of worship to allow firearms on its premises – that remains optional. But if a church comes under attack – as in the Charleston, South Carolina, or Sutherland Springs, Texas, shootings – Oklahoma parishioners may retaliate with little fear of prosecution.

Locally, some churches don’t seem to worry about whether the congregation is armed. Churches don’t generally run parishioners through a metal detector, but some have prohibitions against firearms…

Oklahoma’s leaders don’t want to see a church shooting in their state like the one that took place in Southerland Springs, Texas. And for those who don’t believe that worshipers should use lethal force, there is NOTHING in Scripture that says you are not allowed to defend yourself. It’s a human right that everyone should have regardless if they are at home, on the street or preying at church.

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