Does Oklahoma have a "castle Doctrine" law


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rim
January 22, 2010, 10:41 PM
Does Oklahoma have a "Castle Doctrine" law on the books? I nosed around the state SDA website, but must have missed it?

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TexasRifleman
January 22, 2010, 11:05 PM
Yes.

http://www.sos.state.ok.us/documents/Legislation/50th/2006/2R/HB/2615.pdf

Or here, that one is sort of hard to read.

http://ftpcontent.worldnow.com/griffin/NEWSon6/PDF/0912/2615.pdf

I think that is the latest one, might have been amended since then.

A link to other OK gun laws.

http://www.ok.gov/osbi/documents/SDA_Lawbook_NOV_2007.pdf

MrCleanOK
January 22, 2010, 11:38 PM
3. “Vehicle” means a conveyance of any kind, whether or not motorized, which is designed to transport people or property.

I have always wondered about this. I knew bicycles were considered vehicles as it pertains to traffic laws, and it is nice to now have confirmation that they are vehicles as it pertains to Stand Your Ground too.

NavyLCDR
January 23, 2010, 11:08 AM
Oklahoma has probably THE BEST castle doctrine and stand your ground laws of any! Now, if Oklahoma would only allow some type of carry without a permit, such as open carry without a permit, Oklahoma would be just about perfect for gun laws!

Randall
January 23, 2010, 11:43 AM
If you get pulled over in OK and do not have your gun with you and you have a CCW you get asked why you don't have it.I have had empty guns in open sight and asked if it was loaded,when I said no I was told ann empty gun is useless.With the ability to legally protect yourself you are also expected to be an adult and responsible enough to provide the tools to do so.

berettashotgun
January 23, 2010, 11:44 AM
I am a Sooner - born and raised here.
Commonly referred to as ''GODS COUNTRY" by most, feared by Texans. ROLL TIDE.:evil:
Sorry about that. hehe
In all seriousness, not joking - in Oklahoma you can literally INVITE someone over to your house to kill them.
The first law was lovingly referred to as the " MAKE MY DAY LAW" here.
Shoot to kill, no questions asked. sorta'
The second part of this is the " STAND YOU GROUND LAW".
If it is your property OR where you just so happen to be at (very ambiguous wording) you can pop a cap from your nine.
A good lawyer can lite this stuff up here, but seldom is the newspaper going to hype it.
Sorry about Colt, poor Texans. ROLL TIDE!!

DWFan
January 23, 2010, 12:06 PM
Quote:
"In all seriousness, not joking - in Oklahoma you can literally INVITE someone over to your house to kill them."

Yeah, you can except if they are there at your invitation and they aren't a threat, it's first degree murder and Oklahoma also has the death penalty.

Bighouse Doc
January 23, 2010, 12:28 PM
Quote:
"In all seriousness, not joking - in Oklahoma you can literally INVITE someone over to your house to kill them."

The very least you will do is "Life Without."

We are one of the fastest places to get your needle in the USA!

Kleanbore
January 23, 2010, 12:55 PM
In all seriousness, not joking - in Oklahoma you can literally INVITE someone over to your house to kill them.

Come again?

Here are some relevant excerpts from the law:


Section 1289.25 - Physical or Deadly Force Against Intruder
Cite as: O.S. , __ __

A. The Legislature hereby recognizes that the citizens of the State of Oklahoma have a right to expect absolute safety within their own homes.

B. A person is presumed to have held a reasonable fear of imminent peril of death or great bodily harm to himself or herself or another when using defensive force that is intended or likely to cause death or great bodily harm to another if:

1. The person against whom the defensive force was used was in the process of unlawfully and forcefully entering, or had unlawfully and forcibly entered, a dwelling, residence, or occupied vehicle, or if that person had removed or was attempting to remove another against the will of that person from the dwelling, residence, or occupied vehicle; and

2. The person who uses defensive force knew or had reason to believe that an unlawful and forcible entry or unlawful and forcible act was occurring or had occurred.


http://www.oscn.net/applications/oscn/DeliverDocument.asp?CiteID=69782

So: there is a requirement that the entry be unlawful and forcible. Not only that, but said entry provides a presumption that a reasonable fear is justified. Such a presumption is undoubtedly rebuttable.

The idea that one can "literally INVITE someone over to your house to kill them" in Oklahoma is (1) untrue, (2) not something to advise others, and (3) when repeated, even though untrue, provides fodder for antigunners. Don't believe it.

Let us all hope that your post is never used against you.

rawhide
January 23, 2010, 01:14 PM
If it is your property OR where you just so happen to be at (very ambiguous wording) you can pop a cap from your nine.
A good lawyer can lite this stuff up here, but seldom is the newspaper going to hype it.


In OK it applies any place you have a legal right to be.

Most LEOs in Ok very pro personal defense but some DAs not. Best to know the law and take actions appriotately.

rim
January 23, 2010, 07:35 PM
thanks for all the information!! I do live in Oklahoma and I do have my SDA License, I just couldn't find the info that applies to "Castle Doctrine' laws. :D
Also, the wife just took her SDA class today!!!

berettashotgun
January 24, 2010, 02:01 AM
Just funnin':neener:
Wife is LEO, she has a good take on it. She makes sure I do to.

Armybrat
January 25, 2010, 06:02 PM
Actually, in Oklahoma it is called the "Doublewide Doctrine". :D

Hook'em Horns!

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